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Faith Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 100 students

We use the individualized ACE curriculum and also the ABeka curriculum.
 
 

 

Living in Spring Hill

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $79,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 22, 2014

Both my daughters have attended FCA since they were toddlers. My oldest spent one year in public school and fell behind despite honor roll grades. Thank the FCAT for some of that. She is back at FCA and excelling- many post high school scores on her SATs. She has almost caught up in the areas she fell behind. The staff is conscientious and caring. They use a Beka and ACE curriculum and have sports teams (boys: flag football and basketball; girls: volleyball and basketball). They have an outstanding approach. I appreciate the Christian foundation as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

Not a good school in my opinion. My child was bullied and the staff did nothing to help. Didn't even reprimand the offenders. My child will not be returning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

Both my children attend this school. After having had them in other 'Christian' schools I have come to appreciate the teaching approach which is individualized to the student. Being the father of a child with Asperger's Syndrome this method has placed my child on the path to success. I thank God for this school and the opportunities it affords my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

FCA, this is an excellent school, my son is 9 years old and has been attending there for the last 4 years, they have been wonderful, highly recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

my son is high functioning autistic, and has been attending this school for 2 years, he is finally making friends and has come out of his shell, he loves going to school now, the classes are small enough I don't have to worry about bullies and falling in the cracks like at public school there is no comparison from this school and public, I highly recommend this school especially for those students, that need extra help, they except the mccay schlorship program too,as far as I am concerned he will going here til he graduates 12th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

I went to this school for 7 years (1st through 7th grades; 1999-2006). It truly was the perfect foundation for my education. Godly, caring teachers with small classes enable one-on-one help. Excellent curriculum- both challenging and Christian-based. Before and after-school care is available. I was there for both- those ladies practically raised me. Good thing too, I learned a lot from them. I'm very thankful for this school and the incredible teachers. They really did help shape who I am today.


Posted December 13, 2011

My son Harrison was failing in the Government schools. I was told that he has ADHD and his IQ was so low that there was little chance that he would ever be normally educable. Basically they had already written off the child but I knew they were wrong about him. The ladies at Faith Christian School took him from a complete failure to getting B s on his last report card and lately he got an A on a spelling test. I ve noticed a big difference on how Harrison perceives himself. He is a much happier child, he has more confidence in himself and he is much more open and loving. I tried this school in desperation and it turned out to be home run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

My children have been attending FCA for 2 years. They receive so much attention and their learning abillity is increased due to the excellent teaching, smaller classroom ,beka curriculum and of course Jesus!! We would not change anything except that this school would be blessed w/ more students to keep it going. Top of the line school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

My son has been attending Faith Cristian Academy since Nov of 2006. He left public school to attend this wonderful private school. He left public school with no self esteem, failing grades, feeling unwanted, and didn't get the help he needed from his teacher. Since attending Faith Christian he now has excellent grades and the self esteem he needs to achieve these great grades. He has better study habits and has developed wonderul relationships with his teachers and they were a huge asset to his success. They are very personable and take the time to listen to your child's wants and needs. The act fast on issues and I feel also the weight has been lifted and I can go about my day, knowing he is getting a great education. We have to be our child's advocate and they deserve the best they can get. You will get that here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

My son Skyler has been attending this school since August 2007, and he absolutely loves the school! Also, I feel the teachers are very professional, and personable to the students. My son has come from a public school atmosphere, and because of this mere fact, he was very withdrawn, and shy. However, after being at this school, and having an excellent, and very caring teacher, 'Mrs. Lilly' he has become a great student, and has been able to show his true wonderful personality. Thanks Faith Christian Academy!
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Posted May 22, 2007

My son has been attending this school since November and I am extremely impressed with the professionalism and communication with the students and parents. My son left public school and has been doing extremely better. Not having to stress out and focus on solely the FCAT has allowed him to be successful and feel better about himself. Public school is damaging to any child A or F student. The children get a great foundation for middle school as well as high school and their curriculum is more realistic and set up for success. It is a harder curriculum, but has meaning and very well put together with better review sections to help them to succeed. I am very happy and glad that my son has a chance at a successful education and future ahead of him. I owe a lot to Ms. Claudia. Keep up the great job you are doing!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 42%
Black 7% 23%
Hispanic 7% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school West Hernando
Springstead
Crews Lake
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Portugese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Barry Gordon
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Baptist
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (352) 688-3667

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Portugese
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
83
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
100
Students typically come from these schools
West Hernando
Springstead
Crews Lake

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$2000 - $4000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
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175 Spring Time Street
Spring Hill, FL 34608
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Phone: (352) 686-9350

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