At Wickenburg Christian Academy we view education from a perspective that takes into account the "whole" spectrum of school life, from the preschooler through the high school graduate. It is our prayer that the quality of Christian education and leadership that we promote will propel our students further in their goals with an advanced development.
Got Taxes? Get Credit!
Did you know that anyone paying Arizona income taxes can choose to “self-direct” a portion of their state income taxes in support of Arizona’s “School Choice” policy? In local terms, this means that AZ tax payers can choose to channel their taxes back into our local economy by designating the funds for private school tuition. This program has tremendous potential to infuse Wickenburg with a desperately needed revenue stream, by individuals designating the funds that are already being collected in the form of state income tax.
As the 2016 year comes to a close, we are reminded daily of the significance of giving back. As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, our heartstrings are tugged toward different causes and charities. This is a wonderful thing.
As you consider your options for end-of-year giving, local charitable groups encourage you to first take advantage of opportunities where your tax obligation can be re-directed to organizations and causes you support. If you have a personal Arizona state tax liability, YOU can decide where the money you owe goes, and many, like WCA, benefit in significant ways. Donations to numerous Arizona organizations qualify for a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit. These “donations,” in effect, cost you nothing, as you are re-directing state tax dollars you already owe to fund your donation(s).
The state of Arizona has established annual tax credit maximums a donor can claim for each eligible class, so you will need to understand those details as part of your overall planning. If you are uncertain about how you can participate, just ask your tax professional for details.
Here are the options you have for re-directing what you owe in AZ state taxes:
If you file your state taxes as a single person, there are $1,687 in credits available to you. (If you’re married, just double that.)
Wickenburg Christian Academy benefits specifically from the third option – donations to a School Tuition Organization (or STO). We partner with many STO’s that award scholarships to our students. With some, you can designate a specific school or recommend student(s) as potential beneficiaries. If you have a family you want to recommend, don’t hesitate. Otherwise, please consider recommending our school or a combination of both.
Remember, if you owe the taxes anyway, it’s important for our community-at-large that you consider allocating as much of your state tax liability to these causes. It just makes sense and is good stewardship. If you have any questions about these tax credits, visit www.azcredits.org.
Thank you for making a difference with your tax dollars this season.
Give to a WCA now by clicking this link.
Awards Assembly, Primary grades, Thurs, Jan. 12, 8 a.m.
Secondary grades, Tues, Jan. 17, 3 p.m.
Report cards will be be distributed to primary (K-6) on Thursday, Jan. 12. Secondary (7-12) report cards will be available online by Wednesday, Jan. 11; hard copies available by request only.
Basketball (JH and HS boys)
Practice Tues, Wed, Thurs; JH and HS boys 3:40-5:30, JH girls 5:30-7. Grades 5-8 for JH (4th grade may come practice to learn skills, but will not play in games) boys and girls. HS is 9-12 grade boys/girls.
JH Games (remaining)
Tues, Jan 17 vs Congress, 4 p.m. (home game at WEC)
Thurs, Jan 19 at Morristown, 4 p.m.
WCA hosts tournament at WEC on Fri, Jan 27 at WEC
HS Games (remaining)
Thurs, Jan 19 vs. Brighton, 5 p.m. (home game at WEC)
Fri, Jan 20 at Desert Pointe, 7 p.m.
Fri, Jan 27 at Gila Bend, 6 p.m.
Tues, Jan 31 vs. ABI, 4 p.m. (home game at WEC)
Fri, Feb 3 at Ambassador Christian, 4:30 p.m.
Tues, Feb 7 vs. Desert Pointe (home game at WEC)
Wed, Feb 8 at Brighton Academy, 6 p.m.
Practice Mondays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at WCA.
State Qualifier shoots:
Sat, Feb 11, Ben Avery FITA range
Sat, March 11, State Tournament, Ben Avery FITA range
Classical Christian Education
WCA is proud to be a classical Christian school. Classical, Christian schools provide the best possible education to help every child reach their God-given potential.
For more details on how a classical Christian education works, please visit our About tab, Classical Christian page.