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Our faculty operates under the assumption that every student will graduate from FBA and attend college.

The process of preparing a student for success at the college level begins in the preschool.  We are committed to excellence at every level of our PreK 3-12 grades.  Our faculty operates under the assumption that every student will graduate from FBA and attend college.  As a private, college preparatory Christian school we offer high school honors level and advanced placement courses with opportunities for dual enrollment.  Grades PreK 3-12 are fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Our high school has enjoyed tremendous success and growth since its establishment in 2008.  100% of FBA high school graduates who have applied have been accepted to college and the National Student Clearinghouse has recently reported 100% have also returned for a second year.  Our graduates have been accepted to a variety of public and private institutions and report they are well prepared.

Our guidance department is dedicated to providing individualized training and resources to every high school student for not only the insurance of meeting graduation requirements, but acceptance into top ranking colleges.

"As a parent, knowing that my child is being challenged educationally while being taught the Christian values we teach at home is such a blessing."

 - Middle School Parent

First Baptist Academy is a college preparatory school.  The academic classes, at all levels, are designed to provide each student with the content and mental challenge needed for consistent academic growth.

Nationally recognized achievement tests are administered to our students annually as well as periodic assessment of each students school ability index.  This information provides the school with an accurate picture of where each student is academically and also provides a template for the current school year.  The results from these tests are reviewed and analyzed by faculty and administration to insure academic progress.

The faculty also, by department, annually completes a State of the Subject report.  This report looks at the major subject areas (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies , and Bible as well as Related Arts) and identifies the progress, needs and goals for that subject for the current school year.  FBA is committed to consistent improvement in all areas of academics on an annual basis.


 

FBA Student Outcomes

 
The mission of First Baptist Academy is to partner with parents to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life learning and leadership.
 
The core values of First Baptist Academy are:
 
Truth - God’s truth is absolute and is revealed to man through creation, the Bible, and the person of His Son Jesus Christ. (II Timothy 3:16,17)
 
Family - God has given parents the primary responsibility of educating their children; therefore, FBA is committed to partnering with Christian families in this endeavor. (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
 
Church - The local church is God’s plan for community and the pillar and support of truth.  FBA is dedicated to the local church and is committed to communicating clearly to our faculty, staff, and students the importance of active involvement in a Bible believing local churchII Timothy 3:15)
 
Kingdom Education -  “a life-long, Bible based, Christ-centered process of leading a child to Christ, building a child up in Christ, and equipping a child to serve Christ” (Schultz, 2002, pg. 29). (Psalm 78:6,7)
 

With our mission and core values in mind the following Student Outcomes serve as our model for every graduate of FBA.

 

For Life

  1. Has a personal intimate relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. (Matthew 10:32)
  2. Lives with a life purpose to glorify God by living a generous, sacrificial lifestyle of discipleship.  (Habakkuk 2:14)
  3. Is actively involved in a local church community, serving God and others.  (Hebrews 10:25)
  4. Identifies the Bible, God’s Word as truth and the authority for all of life. (Hebrews 4:12)
  5. Possesses apologetic skills and a biblical worldview in defense of their faith. (I Peter 3:15) 
  6. Understands and utilizes biblical and good practice principles for managing and resolving conflicts in relationships.
 

For Learning

  1. has a knowledge and understanding of people, events and movements in history and word cultures. (Romans 15:4)
  2. Appreciates literature and the fine arts as a means of expressing both beliefs and values.  (Matthew 12:37)
  3. Utilizes technology as a means of finding, analyzing and evaluating information. (Proverbs 18:15)
  4. Is committed to lifelong learning. (Proverbs 1:5)
  5. Value intellectual inquiry and are engaged in the exchange of ideas as a means of problem solving. (I Thessalonians 5:21)
  6. Is culturally competent in the academic disciplines of language arts, science and math.  (Titus 2:1)
 

For Leadership

  1. can articulate and defend their biblical worldview while having a basic understanding of other worldviews. (Colossians 2:8)
  2. Have the skills to question, solve problems, and make wise decisions. (James 1:5)
  3. Understand and defend the worth of every human being as created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:26)
  4. Respect and relate appropriately with integrity to the people with whom they interact.  (Philippians 2:3,4)
  5. Enjoys multiple opportunities to identify and obtain leadership skills and abilities.
  6. Embraces character, competence and communication as critical leadership attributes.

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