FAQs

FAQs

What do you mean by a Biblical worldview?

Faith Christian Academy teaches that God is our Creator and Sustainer of all things so we therefore teach all subjects through the Bible as our standard of Truth. As students come to recognize their uniqueness as God’s creation, they will begin to see that God has a purpose for their life.

What is the ratio of students to teacher in the classroom?

Typically, our classes range in size from 8 to 12 students which allows for one-on-one attention from the teacher. Preschool classes have a 1:10 ratio and will not exceed that without an assistant. Students enrolled in the upper school have the opportunity to develop an individualized plan to meet his or her learning needs.

Are the teachers certified?

Yes. All of our K-12 teachers are certified through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and some are certified through the state as well.  All of our K-12 teachers have at least a bachelors degree and are involved with continuing education.

Do the students have to wear uniforms?

The school does have a standardized dress code for kindergarten to 12th grades. Elementary students wear khaki, navy, sand, black, or stone-colored slacks, shorts, or skirts (for girls) and white, burgundy, black, navy blue, or light blue collared shirts. The children can also wear regular or tennis shoes.

Middle and high school students can wear any polo or oxford style shirt. In addition to khaki style slacks, middle and high school students may wear cargo pants. Girls may wear Capri pants.

When does school begin in the fall and when does it end?

School begins in the middle of August and ends each year by the end of May.

Is the school associated with any certain church?

No. Faith Christian Academy is a non-denominational school with no affiliation to a single church. Faith Christian Academy includes students and families come from a wide range of faith backgrounds and is governed by a board of directors.

Is a particular denomination taught?

No. Faith Christian Academy believes in teaching the Bible and does not veer off into denominational teaching.

Does the school have a cafeteria?

In the elementary grades, the children eat in their classroom with their teacher which provides good interaction as well as an opportunity to reinforce good manners. Children may order lunches through sub sandwiches on Wednesdays or pizza slices on Friday. We also have Monday lunches for various fundraisers that may be purchased.

The upper school students (grades 6-12) do eat lunch in the multipurpose room and may also order lunches through Subway or Dominos Pizza as well as the Monday lunches.

What curriculum is used in your program?

Faith Christian has established a set of objectives for each grade level – they have been established by reviewing State SOL documents, various curriculums as well as other sources. We have found that the early grades are best served through the ABeka curriculum that offers a strong phonics basis. We have chosen textbooks that best match our objectives in the various subjects and grades. We use such publishers as ABeka, Bob Jones University Press, Saxon Math, Concordia Publishers, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Prentice Hall, Purposeful Design (ACSI), etc.

Are the students bussed to school?

No. The school does not provide bus service. Many of our families do carpool.

Can we come in and observe in a classroom?

Parents are welcome to visit their children at school, although we ask that you call ahead so that we can maintain the daily routines.

Does the school offer scholarships or tuition assistance?

The school offers need-based, tuition assistance. Need-based assistance is awarded in July. FCA also provides tuition discount to ministers, ranging from 50 to 75 percent. Applications for both are available in the school offices.

What percent of our graduates attend college?

Approximately 90-95% of our graduates each year attend college or some additional training.