November 3, 2023

Upcoming Events

Informational Virtual Meeting for parents of Freshmen and Transfers
Monday, November 6
7:00-8:00 PM
Registration Required
This VIRTUAL meeting is for parents of Freshmen and Transfers, or for anyone who would like more information about the following topics: Winterim registration demo, Internship reminders, Christmas Gala information. Register for Informational VIRTUAL Meeting

Get to Know Wheaton Academy
November 9
6:45 pm

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Get To Know Wheaton Academy on November 9 at 6:45 pm. This evening will provide an opportunity for families to learn about our school’s commitment to academics, spiritual life, co-curricular activities, and college readiness, as well as experience the community, connection, and culture that Wheaton Academy offers our students and families.  Our time together will include:  

  • Opening Welcome from Mrs. Hockett, Principal  
  • Individual Family Tours  
  • Meet and Greet with Teachers, Coaches, and Program Leaders   

Join us and discover what it’s like to be a Wheaton Academy Warrior. Questions? Please contact Amy Burdett, Admissions Coordinator, or Amy Hogan, Director of Admissions 

Alisa Childers – Helping Equip our Kids to Have a Christian Worldview
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
7:00 pm
How can we help equip our kids to have a Christian worldview in an increasingly secularized culture? Join us on November 14 to hear from author, singer, and apologist Alisa Childers. She will share tips about how Christian parents can teach their kids discernment by exposing them to bad ideas in an age-appropriate manner and teaching them to analyze media from a biblical perspective. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please use this link to secure your registration

General News

2024 Winterim Courses
You may view our 2024 Winterim courses by clicking here. We are offering over 40 exciting and different courses to choose from. Students will register online for an am and pm class in OnCampus at home during the following dates and times:

Seniors: Monday, November 6, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Juniors: Thursday, November 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Sophomores: Monday, November 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Freshmen: Thursday, November 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Specific registration instructions will be emailed home before registration begins. Please contact Jenn Trott with any questions.

2022-2023 Yearbook Sales -Today
We have a limited number of last year’s yearbooks that will be available to buy on a first come first serve basis. These yearbooks can be purchased for $35 cash or check only, at the front office on Friday, November 3 during lunch.

Senior Picture Submission
It’s time to submit Senior Pictures for the Yearbook! If you did not use Prestige Photography for your student’s Senior Portraits, you are welcome to use another photography source, but we need you to submit a photo of your own to be included in the yearbook. Photos need to be submitted by December 20 to be included in the yearbook publication. We require a forward-facing portrait taken from the shoulders up, with a plain/non-distracting background. Please submit your student’s chosen picture via email to Please also include your student’s first and last name. Please contact Kristen Rusthoven ( with any questions. Thank you!

Senior Ads for Yearbooks!
Parents – Senior yearbook ads will again be available for purchase this year for $150 per quarter-page ad. If you order a senior ad, you do not need to order a yearbook through the Jostens website as that fee is included in the $150.  The deadline for the ads is March 11. To purchase an ad, you will need to follow this link and select the size you would like to create. More information is explained within your purchase options. You will then need to send your ad’s content (both pictures and written messages) in a single email to The yearbook staff will gladly design the ad for you after confirmation of receipt of these two things! Any questions? Please email Thank you!

Christmas Gala 2023
Parents, please click here to read a letter with information on the 2023 Christmas Gala.

Financial Aid Applications are Now Open — Returning Families Deadline of December 31  
The financial aid process at Wheaton Academy is officially open for the 2024-2025 school year. Like last year, the deadline for a returning family’s financial aid application for the 2024-2025 school year is December 31, 2023.  This timeline allows Wheaton Academy to grant aid awards to returning families before new family aid awards are considered, as over 80% of our financial aid awards are distributed in February. 

Like last year, we have partnered with the financial aid processing company—Blackbaud Financial Aid. This portal better integrates with the internal systems Wheaton Academy already uses, making it an easier process for both you and our staff. 

Click here to log into your Blackbaud Financial Aid account and begin your application: Blackbaud Financial Aid. Please read additional information and further instructions here.

If you have specific questions regarding your application and how to upload your required documentation, we recommend you contact Blackbaud Financial Aid Customer Service directly: 800-360-8027 or  Their service is completely confidential.

If you have any other questions, please contact Pat Brooke in the Business Office at

Apply to Wheaton Academy for 2024-2025!
We are excited to announce that the Application for the 2024-2025 School Year is open! If you know any prospective students who are interested in Wheaton Academy, we invite you to tell them to APPLY NOW by visiting Applicants who apply this fall will be considered for an early decision (before Christmas time).

Timeshare for Teachers
We are beginning to gather vacation opportunities for the Summer of 2024. Click here to learn about our Timeshares for Teachers program. If you have a timeshare, a privately-owned vacation home, vacation packages, or airline miles, we invite you, as a friend and supporter, to provide our faculty and staff a much-deserved vacation at little or no cost to them. This partnership is a direct opportunity for our teachers and staff and is not a donation to the Academy. We will put you in touch with the teacher who selects your property, and you will work directly with them to make all arrangements. The process for vacation selection by teachers begins in January. Please fill out the Timeshare Participation Form by December 1.

College Corner

A Note from Kahn Academy
Starting this year, the College Board has begun transitioning the SAT from a traditional paper-and-pencil test format to a digital version.

In response to the paper test retiring in December 2023, we will be retiring Official SAT Practice, which we built to prepare learners for that version of the test. But don’t worry, we’re still here to support learners for the new digital SAT! Going forward, learners preparing for the digital SAT can answer practice questions and get helpful tips in our Official Digital SAT Math and Official Digital SAT Reading and Writing courses.

But since we are discontinuing Official SAT Practice, we want to make sure that its users have the opportunity to save their progress and reports. We recommend screenshotting, printing, or downloading any Official SAT Practice data in your Khan Academy account that you wish to save before December 31st, 2023, after which the data will no longer be accessible. You can find more information in this support article.

Thank you for your understanding and your trust in Khan Academy. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Support team. Best regards,
The Khan Academy team