A Place For Support and Success

Wheatfield Academy utilizes Apex Learner Software as a foundation for our core academic learning because it is nationally recognized and provides adaptability based on the academic needs of your child. Apex is a student-centered curriculum that allows students to work and learn at their own pace.

We accept students who may have mild to moderate IEP’s, and are able to provide small student/staff ratios to ensure your student receives the attention he needs to succeed.

 

Wheatfield Academy is pursuing accreditation through CSI (Christian Schools International). We expect to have full CSI accreditation in 2023. CSI provides a curriculum that integrates Christian values.

Academic Support via Hands-On Learning

Credit Recovery | Individualized Education Plans | Holistic Learning Process

We use a combined approach for our students in the classroom of both online learning and tactile learning. Kinesthetic learning, or tactile learning, is a learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations. As our young men work through their normal academic course load, they have ample opportunity to put their growing knowledge base into practice through practical projects at our fully operational woodshop and auto shop on campus. Additionally, as our students spend time on their projects, our staff have the opportunity to interject Jesus into conversations more easily as we’ve found that busy hands open hearts to more intentional dialogue through mentoring relationships.

Small Classroom | Great Success

A holistic approach

Service & Equine Facilitated Learning

Here at Wheatfield Academy, we believe that a lot of life’s greatest learning takes place outside of an academic classroom. That is why we provide very unique and engaging learning opportunities for our students in the form of Equine-assisted learning, the care and upkeep of our other mini-farm animals, agriculture, woodworking, mechanical projects, and outdoor activities such as low ropes courses, fishing, canoeing, etc. We want to help your son learn the wonderful satisfaction of working with their hands, getting a little dirty, but also learning how to take pride in meaningful work that makes an impact on themselves and others.

Trauma-Informed Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)

In an EFL setting, an experiential approach integrates equine-human interaction that is guided by a planned learning experience to meet the identified goals or desires of the participant(s). Additionally, equine-assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. As participants engage in activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading a horse while being supervised by a mental health professional or equine specialist, our goals include helping our students to develop skills such as emotional regulation, self-confidence, and responsibility. But, the overarching desire for any of our students, staff, and guests when working with our horses is to give each of them a chance to grow a trusting relationship with our horses. It’s through these trust-based relationships with the horses, who are ultimately prey animals and feel the same emotional responses as we do, that we want to display Kingdom principles.

Care Farming & Animal Husbandry

Care farming is the use of farming practices for the stated purpose of providing or promoting healing, mental health, social, or educational care services. As an extension of what we aim to accomplish with our horses, we also offer opportunities for everyone on our campus to work with their hands and hearts to gain an understanding of the needs of others through our care farm and livestock management programming. To be able to provide for goats and chickens requires self-sacrifice because each of these animals require our assistance to not only survive but to thrive. It is through this practice of aiding another living creature that students, and our guests, find a growing compassion, empathy, and sense of responsibility in themselves for the lives of others. And, from a clinical standpoint, studies have shown that working with farm animals decreases anxiety and depression.