Academics

Curriculum

The best education provides a Biblical worldview to understand our world.

College Guidance

Nearly 100% of our students continue their education at the college & university level.

Dual Credit Program

Students may be granted credit for college courses to fulfill units for high school

Graduation Requirements

Find GPA, testing, and course requirements for high school graduation eligibility.

Curriculum

Education With a Biblical Worldview

At Faith Academy we believe that the best education provides students with a Biblical worldview that trains students to properly understand the world they live in. Students are taught to know, understand and explain what they believe and why they believe it. Daily interactive Bible instruction with scripture memorization and weekly Chapel services are a vital part of our Biblical integration approach to learning. Educational objectives and curriculum materials are selected according to how well they conform to a Biblical worldview and meet state and national standards. Our classes utilize a variety of Christian curriculum to best meet the needs of all learning styles.

Faith Academy has selected Bob Jones University Press as the primary textbook provider because of their strong biblical worldview incorporated in each content area.

Learn more about the importance of Christian vs. Secular Textbooks:

  • Elementary Curriculum
  • Junior High Curriculum
  • High School Curriculum

The Faith Academy Elementary School program is designed to prepare Pre-K thru 6th-grade students to be successful Christian thinkers and leaders, and to partner with parents in all stages of their child’s academic, social, and spiritual development. The curriculum is taught from a Biblical worldview with an emphasis on the following:

1st-6th Grade Curriculum:

  • Mathematics (BJU Press)
  • English & Lang. Arts (BJU Press)
  • Reading with Comprehension (BJU Press)
  • Cursive Handwriting for grades 2-4 (A Reason For)
  • Science (BJU Press)
  • Social Studies (BJU Press)
  • Physical Education
  • Bible (ACSI)

Additional Classes:

  • Library/Computer Lab
  • Spanish
  • Music

K3-K5 Curriculum:

  • Core Academics (Abeka)
  • Bible (ACSI)

Bible Instruction
Daily we create experiences for students to grow in God, develop a Biblical worldview and Christ-like character, and use their gifts and talents to change the world! Students are taught to know, understand and explain what they believe and why they believe it. Biblical literacy, Bible verse memorization, personal devotional skills, acquisition of a Biblical worldview, and character training are goals. Students love the age-appropriate, dynamic weekly chapel services.

Enrichments
Through daily instruction in core academic classes, academic competitions (science fair, art fair, speech meet, spelling bee), and engaging field trips, parents can expect their children to excel in our well-rounded, distinctively Christian elementary experience.

Daily we create experiences for students to grow in God, develop a biblical worldview and Christ-like character, and use their gifts and talents to change the world! Students are taught to know, understand and explain what they believe and why they believe it.

Daily we create experiences for students to grow in God, develop a biblical worldview and Christ-like character, and use their gifts and talents to change the world! Students are taught to know, understand and explain what they believe and why they believe it.

7th Grade Curriculum

  • ELAR (BJU Press) & various class novels
  • Earth Science (BJU Press)
  • Texas History (Holt McDougal)
  • Math (BJU Press)
  • Bible (ACSI)
  • Fine Arts
  • Physical Education

8th Grade Curriculum

  • ELAR (BJU Press) & various class novels
  • Physical Science (BJU Press)
  • American History (BJU Press)
  • Math (Holt McDougal)
  • Bible (ACSI)
  • Art (art history, technique & application)
  • Physical Education

Daily we create experiences for students to grow in God, develop a biblical worldview and Christ-like character, and use their gifts and talents to change the world! Students are taught to know, understand and explain what they believe and why they believe it.

Degree Program

As a college preparatory academy, Faith Academy bases our degree plan on the TEA Recommended Diploma.

  • 4 credits English
  • 4 credits Mathematics
  • 4 credits Social Studies
  • 4 credits Science
  • 4 credits Bible
  • 2 credits same Foreign Language (Spanish)
  • 1 credit Fine Arts
  • 1 credit Physical Education
  • 1/2 credit Speech
  • 3.5 credits (Electives)
  • 28 credits (Graduation Requirements)

 

Electives

  • BCIS
  • Fine Arts [Music, Drama, Art]
  • Health
  • Journalism
  • Physical Education

 

Dual Credit Program

The Dual Credit Program is the method FA has chosen for students to earn college credit. On average students who participate in this program earn 12-15 college credits.

College level courses offered via Dual Credit Program:

  • English
  • History
  • Government
  • Math (College Algebra, Pre-Cal, Calculus)
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Sciences)
  • Other—any approved college course that works with High School schedule

College Guidance

College Guidance and Scholarships

Each year, over 95% of our students continue their studies at the college and university level. Many of our students get a jump start on college through our Dual Credit Program, earning on average 12-15 college credits while in high school. Foundational to Faith Academy’s mission is championing students academically, spiritually, socially and physically so that they will be well-prepared for their future studies. Faith Academy partners with students and parents to identify the best educational options that meet their needs and desires.

Transcript Requests: To request a transcript, please contact the Academic Advisor during regular school hours at (361) 572-4568 or by email at mkucera@myffc.com.

Please request transcript a minimum of 2 weeks before due date of transcript to ensure it is received in a timely fashion to the college or university.

Dual Credit Course/College Coursework

Earn College Credit While In High School

Dual Credit courses are college level courses that give students an opportunity to earn high school and college credit, simultaneously. All dual credit courses must fulfill high school credits for graduation first, before fulfilling college requirements.  Faith Academy partners with Oral Roberts University and Victoria College to offer Dual Credit courses.

  • Program Qualifications
  • Reasons To Dual Enroll

Program Qualifications

Students must meet Faith Academy’s eligibility requirements for all Dual Credit courses and meet the college requirements of the Dual Credit program:

  • Students who are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior may take up to two courses (6 hrs.) from ORU or VC each semester. (Maximum of 36 hours possible)
  • The student must have a cumulative average of 90 or higher in course work in order to take college classes.
  • Students must meet any required course prerequisites.
  • A teacher recommendation form is required prior to enrollment in a Dual Credit course.

Reasons to Dual Enroll in College & High School

  1. Save Money: Tuition at ORU and Victoria College is a fraction of the cost of regular tuition.
  2. Save Time: Earn College & High School Credit simultaneously.
  3. Gain an advantage by easing into the college experience.

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