Wilmore Crossing Academy is a micro- school providing a full range of classes for students in grades K through 12. Using a tuition-based model, class sizes are limited to complement non-traditional schooling by employing discussion and experiential learning.
WCA students spend the day out in the field studying environmental science.
Founded in the summer of 2020, Wilmore Crossing Academy endeavors to fill the void for an alternative to traditional schooling options in Jessamine and nearby counties and the greater Lexington area. Rather than being a new idea, micro-schools are a reinvention of the old one-room schoolhouse concept. Their growing popularity stems from a general dissatisfaction for some parents with how traditional schools often structure their content. Homeschool families are increasingly drawn to micro-schools because they establish a core set of learning experiences that parents can then expand on and individualize for their children.
Wilmore Crossing Academy provides a full range of classes for students in grades K through 12. A strong emphasis of the Academy is their elective course options. Many of the courses have a hands-on approach. As often as possible, classes are held outdoors or off-campus to provide varied experiences for their students. Students can enroll in just one or two courses, or there is an option to enroll in full-day schooling. Course offerings have included: Entrepreneurship/Business Marketing, English, Physical Science and Advanced Physical Science w/lab, Math, Geography, Cultures Club, Government, Civics Club, Mad Skills!, Art/Art History, Literature/Book Club, Spanish, and Debate Club.
Class sizes at Wilmore Crossing Academy are limited to complement non-traditional schooling. The number of students per class can range from 3 to 8, with the usual student-to-teacher ratio of about 5 to 1. Smaller classes allow for deeper learning through more discussion, less lecture and more hands-on exploration and research. Longer class periods provide a deeper focus on fewer subject areas, and online and experiential learning allow students to individualize their studies.