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Friendship Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 85 students

 

Living in Tampa

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $50,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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5 stars

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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 1, 2012

I Love the idea that my son will be able to attend this school until he graduates. It creates a very stable environment for him and its like a second home to him. He loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

This school has such a family friendly atmosphere. From the faculty to the students,there is a close knit family feeling here.This is something you do not find often.If I could sum up..FCA in one word,it would be "community".
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2012

This school has been a God sent to our son . A small school with kind, caring ,and understanding teachers, students, and families. He truly enjoys attending. Teachers are able to give an individualized approach which has allowed our son to excel in advanced curriculum.. We have been very happy with his achievements and the school. We would recommend it to any families looking for a safe and nurturing environment for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I have seen a significant improvement in my twin sons learning! They still have a ways to go but I know that FCA will help them get there and achieve if not exceed their academic goals!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 41% 29%
White 35% 42%
Black 22% 23%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 40% (2011)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 30% (2011)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 30% (2011)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University Of South Florida
Hillsborough Community College, Tech Schools
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Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 4:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Edna Fleenor/martie Lam-kuo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Fax number
  • (813) 932-8743

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Special ed
  • Special education
  • Special eduction
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Drama club
  • Girl scouts
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
30
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
40

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2011-2012 school year
$3000 - $18000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Tax credits

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Community College,Tech School
University
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
2 year college - 40%
Vocational - 30%
Workforce - 30%
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919 W Kirby St
Tampa, FL 33604
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Phone: (813) 932-8767

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