I was very unhappy with the lack of support for my child who has special needs. His 5K class had 19 compared to his public school now of 24----not that much different. I too agree with the feburary 20th review 100%. We have since left after only one year and now are making wonderful strides in pubilc school!
Small class size, caring teachers, high parent involvement, great after school and summer program. Wonder Christian environment. Curriculum is excellent. Starting at 4K the children can and do learn to read. Its wonderful at First Assembly Christian School.
I pulled my children from the local public schools because I felt like all the public schools taught were to pass the end of grade tests. I want my children to get a classical education that is well-rounded. First Assembly offers this. We have been happy and do not regret our decisions. It is a best kept secret in Cabarrus Couny.
My children received their entire education at FACS. One is now a freshman in college, on the Dean's list, in the honors program and was educationallly well prepared for college. I have one about to enter a hard-to-get-into-college and I feel this child is also well prepared. FACS is not the perfect school---perfect does not exist! My chldren were exposed to all sorts of classmates, not just well-behaved Christians. They learned to make good choices in a controlled environment and I feel are well prepared for 'The Real World.' As far as folks who complain about tuition---FACS does not receive the federal funding that public schools do. The cost of books, electricity, cleaning supplies---everything that a school has to purchase, keeps going up; therefore tuition must rise also.The new high school principal is loving, dedicated and just plain wonderful! Dollar for dollar I think FACS is the best school around.
I'm disappointed with annual double-digit percentage increases in tuition. Tuition does not increase relative to improvements in education. We have 2 children at FACS (1st 3rd grade). They learned to read quickly in K5 but the [best] teacher who taught them since left for her own reasons and took her son out. We just learned 2006-2007 tuition for both children will increase $900. We're tired of paying the $100 activity fee then get hit all year to give more money if we want them to participate in activities! Fundraising at FACS is a joke. Instead of taking fundraising serious they increase tuition and lose more and most students each year. They tease young students w/prizes for top sellers (leaving the rest disheartened) and deny participation in things like the annual Golf Walk for those who don't mail out the minimum solicitations for money to relatives. This is likely our last year!
I am a parent with a daughter in high school. I am going to pull her out. This school is not what it should be. The teachers and admin.s care more about appearance and dress code than education. There are no consequences for students that are disrespectful. Teachers can not teach for all the disruptions that go on during class.The admin.s would rather you leave the school than for them to try to take care of any problems. Any child that is suspended from public schools can enroll with no questions asked.Children with behavior problems are NEVER reprimaned.The school gets smaller and smaller every year as parents come to realize what exactly goes on. There are not enough qualified teachers and very little choice in high school classes. I think this was a mistake for us. Just remember everything is not always as it looks.
I am the parent a student at facs. This is his 10th year at the school. I have no other options or he would not be there.If you question anything or rock the boat at all you will get no answers or results. Everything that happens within the school is hush hush and swept under the rug.The students are totally out of hand and no matter what they do they will not be repremended. This school looks good from the outside world but the students there get away with anything and everything because daddy pays. Do not ever try to get a problem resolved with adminstraters because you will end being the one that is the problem. I have no other choice. Parent.
I attend FACS high, and like the class size, close enviroment with my peers, and knowing everyone in high school.I have been accepted into a good college, and I have to agree that the school is lacking in certain classes, hindering me from learning more about my major to-be.As much as I love and value being in a Christian school, you definetly run into some legalism with some teachers and teachings.I loved the faculty until junior year, when a new principal came into place, and likes to run the school on a military-style basis.I feel bad for my teachers, who i have loved for 4 years, because I feel that this principal is really pushing them to compact the curriculm by cramming everything in by the end of the year, forcing them to delete some creative teaching, teach on a strict schedule, instead of making sure we really know the material.
FACS is a great school for elementary and middle school, but it is severely lacking in high school. I am a graduate of FACS and am struggling immensly in college. Class selection is sparce and the school is understaffed. It is incredibly easy to skim by in high school, it isn't at all challenging in the same respect as other public high schools. High school students at FACS are at a disadvantage when applying to competitive colleges because the school lacks a large class selection and proper preparatory classes. For elementary and middle school, thumbs up; for high school - there are better options in the county.
Excellent school. I have a fourth grader who has attended FACS since K4. The teachers and staff are always willing to go the extra mile. Wonderful enviornment for kids to learn and grow mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually.
I have two Juniors and a Third grader at FACS. Our high school students are getting prepared for College. We are very satisfied with the curriculum in High school and elementary. The leadership is always willing to help and listen. Overall, thumbs up for FACS.
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