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EXCEL Program

Because God has uniquely created every child, learning naturally takes place in a variety of ways. While one student may thrive in a traditional academic environment, another student might truly flourish with a program tailored to his or her strengths & abilities. This is where the EXCEL Program at Westminster Catawba Christian School can help!

EXCEL Services at WCCS

There are seven (7) different services offered through our EXCEL Program, each carefully designed to nurture and challenge students according to their individual learning needs. Please select any service below for additional information.

S.E.E.K. Program

S.E.E.K. is one of the enrichment programs offered at WCCS. It is designed to meet the needs of students who exhibit extraordinary performance capability in intellectual and creative endeavors. The acronym stands for Students Exploring and Enriching for the Kingdom. Classes are offered to students in grade 2 through 5. Students qualify by means of a screening process each year and are invited into the program according to availability.

SEARCH and TEACH

Our SEARCH and TEACH program is designed for those students in Kindergarten (K5) who might benefit from some additional instruction to help establish a solid academic foundation for their elementary school years. All K5 students at WCCS are screened for this service, and parents are consulted if their student may be a candidate.

Accommodations Monitoring

Accommodations Monitoring is a service offered through the EXCEL Program at WCCS. After evaluating a student’s unique educational needs in consultation with parents, EXCEL faculty provides detailed recommendations to that student’s teachers on ways to best accommodate his or her learning. Where practical, those accommodations are implemented in the mainstream classroom by the teacher in order to assist the student in his or her learning. The effectiveness of the accommodations is monitored closely throughout the school year by EXCEL faculty as they collaborate with the mainstream teacher to support the student.

Educational Therapy via NILD

In Educational Therapy, on-site therapists from the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) provide intervention that focuses on treatment for cognitive systems that could benefit from specialized assistance. This individualized therapy uses interactive language, strategic thinking, and dynamic mediation to develop core academic skills and fluency in processing.

Tutorial Study Hall

Tutorial Study Hall (TSH) is available for students in grades 9 through 12 with specific academic needs. During TSH, an EXCEL instructor provides assistance with study skills, test preparation, homework, and organizational skills based on individual student’s needs.

Resource Intervention

Resource Intervention is designed for students who benefit from specialized attention in one or more area of critical need in order to move forward in their educational goals. Resource sessions include 1:1 intervention provided by an EXCEL case manager outside of the mainstream classroom, as well as support provided within the mainstream classroom.

Inclusion Program

The Inclusion Program is designed to provide necessary intervention to aid in the support of individual academic, intellectual, and social needs of a student by providing them with mainstream and/or self-supported classroom learning opportunities.

EXCEL Faculty

With diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of academic and professional accomplishments, the EXCEL Team at Westminster Catawba Christian School is dedicated to the success of the students in each on of our programs. Below is a list of WCCS faculty members who are part of this incredible group of educators.

Joanna Swofford

Joanna Swofford

Elementary School Principal

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Tammy Blessing

Tammy Blessing

Enrich ELA & Math Teacher & Resource Director

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Trisha Campbell

EXCEL Teacher

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Janice Carter

Janice Carter

NILD Program Director & EXCEL Department Chair

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Beverley Furrow

Beverley Furrow

Educational Therapist & EXCEL Teacher

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Olivia Gregory

Olivia Gregory

EXCEL Teacher

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Haley Hanke

Haley Hanke

EXCEL Teacher

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Jennifer Lindemann

Jennifer Lindemann

EXCEL Teacher

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EXCEL Program Costs

Services within the EXCEL Program at Westminster Catawba Christian School are priced individually and are in addition to tuition. To view & download the a price sheet for the EXCEL Program, click here or the button below.

Want to learn more?

To request more information about any of the services offered within our EXCEL Program, or if you’d like to explore whether a particular service is right for your student, we’re here to help! Simply complete the form below or contact our Admissions Director, Jane Wilson, by calling (803) 328-5472 or emailing her at jwilson@wccs.org.

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