Not on My Watch

Doubt is often the domain of mothers. Mothers who school their children at home seem particularly plagued because they make decision in two realms: in the home and in the school. Even the graduation of a child from homeschooling and into the next stage of life does not release mothers from the nagging thought that perhaps she should have done something (or even everything) differently. Second-guessing curriculum or providers or even the decision to homeschool

Wait and Go on the 30

8 Jul 2016

Have you ever wanted to pull your car to the side of the road, get out, sit on the curb and have a good cry? You’ve been juggling end-of-school schedules, kids, the expectations of others, such that it seems like your world is spinning out of control.  And now that the school year is over, summer activities threaten to be just as overwhelming.  Is there a solution? Perhaps a principle from a different context will

Chickens in Church

9 Jun 2016

The following is an open letter from Scott Baker, WHA Rhetoric Instructor, to his students in the Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis class this year. Dear Seniors: Congratulations on a great year completing the Senior Thesis process!  Now that you have survived the Defense and have completed your Final Draft, it’s time to celebrate.  Everyone in the WHA community is suitably proud of your achievement, especially since writing and defending a thesis is such a rare accomplishment

Need a Jumpstart this Summer?

A number of years ago, when I taught in a brick-and-mortar classical and Christian school, I had student whom I will call “Sam.”  Sam would not be described by anyone with superlative adjectives like “brilliant” or “genius”. However, he was a hard-working, conscientious student who was highly respected by all his teachers. In his sophomore year of high school, he started to really struggle academically.  Why?   He was very active in sports and other extra-curricular

Your State – A Student & Parent Review

From a Parent: Kim Willems My son Jackson and I enjoyed the "Your State" class so much! We spent time visiting as many places as we could. The class was organized in such a way that we were able to explore every aspect of Montana history. My own love for the state and interest in its history was reignited as we studied and traveled around Montana. We turned every weekend basketball trip into an opportunity

Teacher Spotlight – Starlet Baker

What excites you most about being part of the WHA faculty? The teachers at Wilson Hill are 100% committed to their students and genuinely care about teaching. Being around such dedication sharpens my own commitment and challenges me to keep improving. When did your love of literature first begin? I honestly can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love words. I used to love hearing my maternal grandmother read to me and

Student Spotlight – Caroline Thompson

What grade are you in? What city and state do you live in? I am in 11th grade and I live in Brownsburg, Indiana. What do you love most about being a student at Wilson Hill? I love the thought provoking questions and how all of the students are constantly challenged to think more deeply about their own role in Christ’s church and the world. All the material we cover and lessons we learn in

Is History Boring?

"You teach history? How do you make that interesting?" Every history or social science teacher hears that question at least once, and likely many times. But even a quick look at a typical "social studies" textbook, leaving aside the endless monotony of charts, diagrams, textboxes and the like, is enough to make one wonder the very apt question: How do you make that interesting? Perhaps the most direct answer to the question is that "making


11 Mar 2016

Two weeks ago, Mrs. Pliego hosted a group of Wilson Hill Academy Spanish students for a week in Mexico City. This was a wonderful opportunity for us, not only as Spanish students but also as online students. Granted, the trip certainly provided academic gain, but, perhaps more importantly, it provided a platform on which we built and strengthened our relationships with each other. On a typical international school trip, the schedule is so full of

March College Corner

Patricia Nehme, CEP   Spring time ‘To Do’ items for the College-bound Student Seniors – Evaluate Offers; Make Decisions Attend Prospective Student Events Compare Financial Aid Award Letters (see and to compare financial aid offers and debt after graduation) Appeal an Admission Decision or Financial Aid Award if you have extenuating circumstan Waitlisted or offered a Provisional Acceptance – understand the impact of accepting such offer Submit the housing deposit Remember, May