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Academic Calendar +

Where can I find the Academic Calendar?

You will find the Academic Calendar on the drop down under the “WHA Info” tab at the top right of our website’s landing page. Click HERE.

Accreditation & Memberships +

By whom is Wilson Hill Academy accredited?

AdvancED

Wilson Hill Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED.

SACS CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.

SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.

Accreditation serves students and their parents by validating a student’s hard work in the eyes of secondary and higher education institutions worldwide. While some institutions welcome students from home schooling or virtual school, sometimes individuals on the admissions frontlines hold biases against such students for a variety of reasons. While these biases are slowly shifting, they may never disappear.

Affiliation with a globally-recognized accrediting body overcomes biases. Accreditation promotes WHA as a recognized brand of excellent college-prep education, which enhances the transcript of all WHA students. Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at AdvancED.org.

NCAA

WHA has obtained NCAA approval for our course of study, which may make it easier for aspiring student athletes to compete for scholarships.

Association of Classical Christian Schools

WHA is a member of ACCS.

 

Book Lists +

Does my student really need the same version (ISBN) indicated on the list?  What if we already own a book(s)?  

We recommend the same ISBN whenever possible. If a student does not have the same version, following along in class may be difficult, but we do understand the need to be good stewards. At minimum, please be sure to have the same translation where applicable. 

Where I can find the books needed to purchase for each course?

Books are posted on our main website under the “Academics” tab.  To access the lists, choose the desired course(es) from the list of course offerings.  This will take you to the page containing the course description(s).  Under each course description, you will see the booklist highlighted in orange in a printable, PDF format.

Please let Josie Lowery know if you have difficulty locating the lists, or if she can be of further assistance in any way. 

Class Wait Lists +

How do wait lists work?

To be placed on the wait list for a course that is currently full, simply pay the deposit amount for that course. We will add you to the wait list for the course and notify you if and when a seat becomes available. In the event that a seat opens, we will contact you to confirm your registration. If the class remains full, we will credit your deposit to any existing tuition balance or refund the deposit.

We also recommend registering for an alternate section. Again, you need only pay the deposit for that course. Then, if a seat opens on the wait listed course, we will contact you to confirm the course of your choice. Both deposits are then credited toward the balance of the course tuition.

College Advising +

Where can I find information on College Advising?

Course Plans +

Where can I find information on course plans?

Wilson Hill Academy offers courses for School of Grammar, School of Logic, and School of Rhetoric. Links to course of study information are below.

 School of Grammar

 School of Logic

 School of Rhetoric

 

Course Schedule +
FACTS +

Does WHA have a payment plan?

We use FACTS to collect deferred tuition payments.  They handle billions of dollars of payments for colleges, universities and private schools throughout the country.  This is an independent service that maintains a secure site for processing recurring charges.  It does save your financial account data, but it is very widely used and has a state-of-the-art approach to preventing incursions (This is hard, which is why we rely on the experts rather than processing payments ourselves.)

Do I have to pay fees to use FACTS?

Not necessarily.  They do charge a small fee ($43/family for monthly payment plans or $10/family for a two-installment plan), but they also allow you to pay your balance in full without additional fees.  (WHA pays a small fee for using this service, but it is well worth it!)

I received an invitation to sign up for a payment plan from FACTS.  Is that real or some kind of phishing scheme?

It is real.  And it is important that you do set up a valid payment plan as soon as possible after you register.  Enrollments with no valid payment plan in place for deferred tuition are subject to cancelation.

My bank (or credit card company) denied payment.  What do I do?

We do not have access to any of the details of your relationship with FACTS other than being able to see account status and balances due.  In particular, we do not have any involvement in fees FACTS may charge for returned payments.  It does look like they will waive those fees in some cases if you respond quickly.  For example, a common cause of returned payments is using an expired credit card, and if you log in and change the expiration date promptly, you can usually get them to waive the fee.

How do I log into FACTS?

There is a unique link sent to you with your invitation to set up your payment plan.  Use that link to establish your account and set up a password.  Once your account is set up, you should use whatever features FACTS provides to help you if you forget your password.

Can I make payments over the phone directly to WHA?

No.  You can make direct payments over the phone through FACTS.  Simply call their toll-free number to get details @ 866.441.4637.

I don’t want to use FACTS.  What are my other options?

The best option if you do not want to use FACTS is to pay in full through GSMU at time of registration.  Alternatively, we can set up an artificial “Balance Due – $x.xx” course for you in GSMU, but that comes with a number of unpleasant side-effects (including our time setting it up and our time again calming you down when GSMU sends its automatic reminder about the “class” that is about to start, making you think we did not get your payment).

I live outside the US and am having trouble paying through FACTS.  What can I do?

If this is a problem for you, contact us for wire transfer details.

Go Sign Me UP (GSMU) +

How do I log into Go Sign Me Up?

First, be sure that you are in the right place.  You should follow the “Register” flag from our main website Links to an external site, and you should see something like this:

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Second, remember that you must login as parent using your email address as your username.  If you have forgotten your password, you can use the “Forgot your username or password?” link, but do not select the “I don’t know my username” link (You do know it; it is your email address.).  You should see a screen something like this:

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Be sure to enter your email address in both fields or you will generate an error.  The system should send you an email in a few minutes, but be sure to check your spam/junk folder.

 

How do I sign up for classes?

First use the “Add Student” icon to add your students.  Be sure to use a unique email address for each student.  It can be one that you use, but not the one you used for your own account (The system is supposed to prevent that anyway, but does not always do so.).  Please do enter your correct “parent account” email in the appropriate field for each student, as that helps us match families in the rest of our system.  Be sure to enter the graduation year (e.g. “2018” for May, 2018 high school graduation) so we can include you in the correct graduation class.

Once you have added the student(s), select “Enroll” from the drop-down menu next to a student to go back to the “Browse Courses” page and add classes to your shopping cart.  You can register multiple children at the same time by following instructions on the “Multiple Enrollment” selection.

Once you have selected your courses, proceed to checkout and follow directions to pay by credit card.  Note that the actual credit card entry is handled by a merchant processing system (Authorize.net), which does not store your credit card information permanently.  It does, however, do some simple checking of address data against your billing address, so be sure to get that right.

If you select the deposit option, expect an email from FACTS about how to set up your payment plan.

 

How do I see the classes my children are registered for?

This is harder than it should be.  There is a “Supervisor Report” option that generates a list of all enrollments.  This can be customized by selecting the “Export to PDF” option and selecting key fields (like course name, start date, start time, etc.) from the menu.  You will have to infer “M/W” or “T/T” from the start date itself.  There is also an “Enrollment Report” that requires you to specify date parameters and then wait while the report is generated off line.  They keep working on this report, but as of now, it does not include key information such as start time.

 

How do I see what I still owe?  How do I pay my balance?

GSMU does not do a good job of maintaining payment due balances and can only accept payment at time of registration.  We have “fooled” the system by creating artificial classes (e.g. “Admin Fee Due – $100” or “Balance Due – $525”) but for the most part you will need to pay balances due through FACTS.

 

Graduation +

Does WHA have a graduation ceremony?

Each year we hold a graduation ceremony during LINK. All students who have fulfilled the WHA graduation requirements are eligible to participate. We welcome all other WHA graduating seniors to participate at LINK and other senior activities.

 

Registration +

How do I register for courses?

Click the orange Registration button at the top of wilsonhillacademy.com. To register for courses, log in with your PARENT account. 

If you do not have a PARENT account, click CREATE A NEW PARENT ACCOUNT​ HERE.

Once you have a PARENT account, please login in the upper right corner or click HERE.

For step-by-step instructions, click HERE.

Student Email Address +

Why does my student need his/her own email address? 

The email address becomes their user name in Canvas, and the system will not allow more than one person per username.

 

My student does not have his/her own email. and I don’t want to give them one. What do I do?  

The student may use another email that the parent checks – dad’s email, or a new Gmail account, etc. – set up for this purpose. However, the account must be viable.

 

Summer School +

Do you offer summer courses?

We offer summer courses at Wilson Hill Academy, but it is not our intention that everyone should take one.  Each one is designed with a purpose: to provide a little more practice in a subject, to focus on only one subject, to give an opportunity to learn about something new, to spend time with a particular teacher to learn about something they especially love, or to learn something just for fun.

Technology +

What kind of software/technology does my student need?

Your student simply needs a reliable computer and a strong internet connection.

Terms & Conditions +

Where can I find WHA Terms & Conditions?

Please find WHA Terms & Conditions HERE.

Transcript Request +

How may I order a transcript?

Please complete the Transcript Request form HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition +

Where is tuition posted?

Please find Tuition & Fees Information HERE.

WHA EDVantage +

Where can I find information on WHA EDVantage?

For more information on WHA EDVantage, please go HERE.