• What grade will my child be transitioning into?

Upon meeting with the school principal and secretary, students are given placement tests to determine where they will be placed. FCA’s goal is always to have the students excel and be placed with their original grade level.

  • What type of diploma can my child earn?

Two types of diplomas are offered: vocational and general. Email the school secretaries for details.

  • What clothing is required for school?

BOYS: Blue jeans and polo shirts are acceptable through Grade 6. Pants other than blue jeans will be acceptable in Grades 7-12. Boys Grades 9-12 must wear a shirt and tie.

GIRLS: Modest skirts and dresses are required for classes.

  • What clothing is required for PE or gym class?

BOYS: In high school, boys are required to wear appropriate athletic pants and t-shirt. Elementary boys can wear their school clothes.

GIRLS: In Grades 3-12, culottes, casual shirt, and gym shoes are required. Grades 1 and 2 may wear their school clothes.

  • Are a certain type of shoes required?

Gym shoes for classes are acceptable through Grade 6. Casual dress shoes are required Grade 7-12.

  • Can my child have a rolling backpack?

Yes

  • Will a locker be available to my child?

Grades 7-12 are offered a locker. Combination locks are available upon request.

  • Do you make accommodations for children with disabilities?

We make every effort to accommodate children with mild disabilities. Our principal is available to discuss specific needs.

  • If my child misses school, will they have makeup work?

Yes, they will be allowed a set number of days to complete any work missed.

  • How often do you send home updates or report cards?

Every 3 weeks, reports are sent home.

  • Do you offer hot lunch?

Yes, hot lunch is provided through our dining hall.

  • How much does it cost to purchase lunch?

The cost for lunch is $2 for Grades K-6, and $3.50 for Grades 7-12. A salad may be purchased for $2.

  • Is a microwave available for reheating food if my child packs a lunch?

Yes, there is a microwave available in each elementary classroom as well as one in the dining hall for high school students.

  • How long is lunch time?

Lunch time is about 30 minutes long.

  • How often are bathroom breaks?

Depending on the age level, bathroom breaks are offered every couple hours.

  • Can my child carry their own medication, or do they need to drop if off for the school nurse?

We ask that all medication be administered through the school office.

  • Can my child have a jacket in class with them?

Sweaters are permitted; however, sweatshirts, fleeces, and coats are not allowed in the classroom.

  • If my child can’t go on a field trip, what’s the alternative for them?

If a child is not able to attend a schedule field trip, they will be given alternate academic assignments.

  • When my child is in the learning center “PACE” program, will they still have time with other students in their grade?

Yes, students combine for many classes, including Bible, history, band, choir, and PE.

  • Can I give permission for someone else to pick up my child from school?

Yes, permission may be given for someone other than the parent to pick up their child from school.

  • What is the student/teacher ratio?

For elementary classes, the average student/teacher ratio is 8/1. The average for high school is 9/1.

  • Will I be contacted if my child gets injured?

Yes, depending on the nature of the injury, parents will be contacted either immediately or at the end of the day.

  • Are children allowed to have water bottles in class?

Children may have water bottles to drink in between classes.

  • Are children allowed to chew gum in class?

No, chewing gum is not allowed in school.

  • What methods of discipline are used?

Learning without discipline is impossible. Student offenses will result in a measure of discipline called demerits.

  • Does the school have field trips?

Yes, there are occasional field trips throughout the school year.

  • What extra curricular activities are available?

GRADES K-6: cross country, wrestling, band, choir, fundraisers

GRADES 7-12: girls’ intramural swimming, girls volleyball, girls intramural track, girls intramural cross country, band, choir, fundraisers, youth group, boys soccer, boys wrestling, boys basketball

  • What sports are available for my child to participate in?

GIRLS: intramural swimming, volleyball, intramural track, intramural cross country

BOYS: soccer, wrestling, basketball

  • Does the school have a music program?

FCA has an extensive band program for Grades 4-12 to which an entire class period is dedicated. Grades K-3 have music classes preparing them for playing a musical instrument. This includes learning on the recorder and participating in a percussion band.

Private piano lessons and instrument lessons are available.

  • Can I pick up my child after 3:30 p.m.?

An after school program is available for students K-6 until 5:30 p.m. Students in Grades 7-12 may stay after school in the library until 5:30 p.m.

  • What is the school’s policy on bullying?

Students that attend FCA are expected to treat other students in a kind, Christian manner.

  • How much does it cost to attend?

K3/K4 (M, W, F): $900

K3-K5 half day: $1,475

K3-K5 full day: $1,920

1st – 6th Grade: $2,920

7th – 12th Grade: $2,970

Discounts are available for families with more than one child attending the academy.

Go here for specifics.

  • Are there any extra fees throughout the year?

There is book fee at the beginning of the school year as well as minimal fees for band, choir, private music lessons, and other elective courses. Go here for specifics.

  • Do you take payments? or do I need to pay the entire tuition amount up front?

Yes, we accept payments throughout the year.

  • What methods of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check, and credit card.

  • Can I go along on field trips with my children?

Yes, parents are welcome to attend scheduled field trips.

  • Is transportation available?

We do no offer organized transportation. We make every effort to get students to school. See the school secretary with specific questions.