At First Baptist Academy our mission is, "Partnering with parents 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.
Below, please find the necessary forms to enroll into the HSE program and the course offerings. Also, there is a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to help better understand how the program operates. Lastly, there is a list of all the opportunities available to FBA Home School Extension students. For specific days and times of courses or program questions, please contact our Registrar, Sarah Crain at 239-597-2233 ext. 658.
HOME SCHOOL FORMS
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the entrance requirements?
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?
School uniforms are not required for Elementary HSE students. When home school students are registered for an on-campus academic class they are to follow 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?
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?
Opportunities Available for Home School Extension Students
- Curriculum Selection Assistance
- See You At The Pole
- Chick Fil A Nights
- Pep Rallies
- Golf Tournament
- Elementary Field Day
- Individual School Pictures/Included in Yearbook
- Missions Opportunities
- Weekly Chapel
- Special Chapel Events/Spiritual Emphasis Week
- School Newsletter
- Grandparents Day
- Sports Banquets/Kickoff Celebrations
- Christian College Fair
- Terra Nova testing
- Portfolio Evaluations
- Attend Sporting Events
- Homecoming 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)
- Sports Team Participation
- High School Special Events
- Field Trips
- School Musical
- Sports Program