At First Baptist Academy, our mission is to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning, and leadership.
It is the desire of FBA to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children, regardless of whether they choose a traditional school environment or choose to educate their children at home. Our program enables parents who choose to home school to be a part of the FBA family and allows their children to participate in a variety of Academy experiences.
The purpose of the Home School Extension (HSE) of FBA is to help meet the spiritual, social, and educational needs of Christian families who are dedicated to the full time and rewarding task of educating their children primarily at home by utilizing the resources that God has provided through First Baptist Church of Naples and First Baptist Academy.
It is our hope that the Home School Extension program will grow both in participants and opportunities, and that we will be able to serve our church body, the community, and most importantly the Lord by bringing glory and honor to Him through this ministry.
How much will Extension students interact with traditional FBA students?
It is our sincere hope that the Extension students will quickly feel as though they are an integral part of our student body. There will be many opportunities for fellowship with each other and with Academy students. The level of interaction will increase as a student progresses into the upper grades. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more.
What is the dress code for Extension students?
When home school students are registered for an on-campus academic class they are to follow the uniform or dress code guidelines of a regular day time student. When attending non-academic events they should follow the dress down guidelines found on line in the Parent Student Handbook of the appropriate school.
What are the discipline policies for Extension students?
The discipline policies are the same as for the full time Academy students.
Will Extension students participate in graduation ceremonies?
Currently, Extension students will not take part in graduation.
Can Extension students take part in interscholastic athletic teams?
Students will be able to participate, provided they fulfill all of the necessary prerequisites and qualify under FHSAA guidelines for participation as a home school student: sports physical, FHSAA home school forms (EL7) completed and approved, and registration fees paid. FHSAA does not permit students who are enrolled in School District Virtual School for 50% of their classes to participate as a homeschooled student.
Students registered with the school district as a home school student and take part-time or full-time classes through Florida Virtual School, are eligible to participate in FBA's Home School Extension program. Because FBA sports teams play competitively, tryouts will be required for these teams.
There is a separate fee for sports participation.
Will students receive a report card?
FBA will not keep records or provide report cards. If you choose to have your child take part in academic testing, you will be provided with a copy of those scores and the administrator will be available to review these scores with you. Students who pay and sign up for individual classes (6-12th grade) will receive grades.
How will Extension families be kept “in the loop” with school activities in which we are eligible to participate?
Homeschool Extension families will have access to RenWeb, our schools communication source, via ParentsWeb, where they can access school newsletters, calendars, events and announcements along with "Family Billing" to secure payment of lunch and sports fees.
Opportunities Available for Home School Extension Students
Curriculum Selection Assistance
See You At The Pole
Chick Fil A Nights
Elementary Field Day
Individual School Pictures/Included in Yearbook
Special Chapel Events/Spiritual Emphasis Week
Sports Banquets/Kickoff Celebrations
Powder Puff Football Game
Christian College Fair
Terra Nova testing
Attend Sporting Events
Purchase On Campus lunch
Elementary School classroom special events
RenWeb School Information site
Opportunities Available with added fees:
Middle School and High School students may take up to three classes with full time students
After School Elementary Enrichment Classes (course offerings vary)