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The Florida Christian College Fair

September 17, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: , , ,

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 11.46.52 AMThe Florida Christian College Fair was held in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, September 14. We had over 30 colleges and universities attend the fair. Some of the universities included:

  • Liberty University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Samford University
  • …and many others.

Other high schools that attended the fair were Highlands Christian Academy, Boca Christian, and Sheridan Hills. The Florida Christian College Fair is a great opportunity for the students to ask questions and learn about the different colleges and universities. We looked forward to building upon the connections made and helping our students find the perfect school!

First College Fair Next Monday, September 14

September 8, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: , , ,

Each year Westminster Academy hosts two college fairs. The Florida Christian College Fair and the Sunshine College Fair. These fairs provide students with the opportunity to research colleges and universities from all parts of the country. The college representatives will provide valuable information about their programs and the admissions process.  We encourage you to attend the fairs with your child.

Westminster Academy will host the 42nd annual Florida Christian College Fair on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  The fair will be held in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. Parking is available in the lot behind the church. Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors are scheduled to attend the fair during part of their 2nd period. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with over 30 Christian colleges. Attached is the list of Christian colleges.

Westminster Academy, in conjunction with St. Thomas, St. Andrews, and North Broward Prep, will host the Sunshine College Fair (a private fair) for our sophomores, juniors and seniors. The fair will be held in the gymnasium at St. Andrews School on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11:00 to 1:30 p.m.  Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with over 200 colleges. More information about this college fair will be emailed to you early October.

WA is blessed to have the opportunity to walk alongside your family as your child prepares for the future.

Senior & Parent College Planning

August 27, 2015 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Seniors, welcome back to your final year at WA!

We pray you had a wonderful summer and were able to get started on your resume and college applications, using your Naviance Family Connection college program.

Below are some reminders to help you finish up your College Applications:

  • Reminder: Senior and Parents College Planning meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. The meeting will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Sanctuary. Please plan to park in the lot behind the church. Please make every effort to attend this important college planning meeting.
  • Reminder: Your deadline for your Florida Public University online applications to be submitted is Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Proof of submission and payment should be turned in to Sharon Curlee by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Also, remember to complete your resume on the “About Me” tab of Naviance, before engining your applications
  • Upcoming: Your deadline for Private Florida colleges and all Out-of-State colleges is Monday, October 5, 2015. Proof of submission and payment should be turned in to Sharon Curlee by the end of the day on Monday, October 5, 2015.

If you have any more questions please see Sharon Curlee.

Furman Scholars

April 16, 2015 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

We are excited to announce that Furman University selected five WA students as Furman Scholars. Brandon Climenhage, Hannah Harms, Thomas Messer, Gabriella Shyne, and Mark Yoder were awarded this honor based on strong academics, leadership, extracurricular activities, and community service. Way to go Brandon, Hannah, Thomas, Gabriella, and Mark!

Kaitlyn Moore Receives Acceptance Letter From U.S. Naval Academy

February 17, 2015 Posted in: School News Tags: , ,

Kaitlyn Moore enewsPlease join us in congratulating senior Kaitlyn Moore on the receipt of her acceptance letter to the United States Naval Academy! Kaitlyn has been patiently waiting to hear from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), after being accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy earlier this year. Kaitlyn hopes to become a pilot. Family, friends, and church family all gathered on Sunday to congratulate Kaitlyn on this accomplishment and to join alongside her as she signed her letter of commitment. Kaitlyn’s Blue and Gold Officer, George Moraitis, presented Kaitlyn with her appointment certificate. There was a special time of prayer and fellowship to congratulate Kaitlyn. She will be reporting to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for Induction Day (I-Day) on July 1, 2015.

Please join us in congratulating Kaitlyn and all our other students who have received acceptance letters or awaiting responses from other military academies, colleges, and universities.

Rising Juniors: 2015 Summer School-Dual Enrolled College Courses

December 17, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Registration for Broward College Dual Enrollment(DE) summer courses, taught at Westminster Academy, is just around the corner. WA will begin enrollment after we return from Christmas break.  You will receive an email with our summer school registration link and the online Broward College DE application. Broward College requires high school students to have SAT/ACT scores that will qualify them to enroll in a DE college course.

SAT Test Registration:  www.collegeboard.org

  • January 24 SAT registration deadline is December 29
  • March 14 SAT registration deadline is  February 13

ACT Test Registration:  www.actstudent.org

  • February 7 ACT registration deadline is January 9

2015 Summer DE courses offered for rising juniors are:

  • Psychology (PSY2023) non math DE course – Tuesday, May 26 to June 10
  • Business Law (BUL2241) non math DE course – June 11-June 26

If you are a junior by summer 2015 and would like to take a DE summer course at WA, please be sure you have taken an SAT and/or ACT, and meet the minimum score requirements. Broward College also requires a student to carry an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 11 high school credits.

SAT minimum score requirement is:
Critical Reading 440
Math 440
(non-math DE courses)
Math 490
(math DE courses)
OR
ACT minimum score requirement is:
English 17
Reading 19
Math 19
(non math DE courses)
Math 21
(math DE courses)
If you have any additional questions please contact Mrs. Sharon Curlee

Samford Universtiy Invites WA Students To A Local Reception

October 30, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Westminster Academy families have a very special opportunity to meet wth the Director of Admissions from Samford University. Samford is a Christian university located in Birmingham, Alabama. WA has numerous alumni and current students at Samford University.

Please join Robert and Elizabeth Taylor, current WA and Samford parents, as they host an informative evening at the Lauderdale Yacht Club on Sunday, November 9:00 at 6:30 p.m. The club is located at 1725 S.E. 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

If you would like to attend please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible by calling 1-205-SAMFORD or register online.

We hope you and your student are able to attend this special event with Samford University.