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 world view with an emphasis on the following:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading with Comprehension
  • Writing with Correct Grammar
  • Higher-Order Thinking Skills
  • Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education
  • Cultivating a relationship with Jesus

Additional Classes:

  • Library/Accelerated Reader
  • Spanish
  • Music/Fine Arts
  • Computer Lab

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 exposure to many special classes, ACSI academic competitions (science fair, art fair, speech meet, spelling bee), engaging field trips, motivational learning, Enrichment Center, Accelerated Reader Program, and excellent daily instruction, 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.

 

7th Grade Curriculum

  • ELAR (BJU Press) & various class novels
  • Earth Science (BJU Press)
  • Texas History (Holt McDougal)
  • Math (BJU Press)
  • Bible (ACSI)
  • Fine Arts (Music or Art)
  • Physical Education
8th Grade Curriculum
  • ELAR (BJU Press) & various class novels
  • Physical Science (BJU Press)
  • American History (BJU Press)
  • Math (Holt McDougal)
  • Bible (ACSI)
  • Fine Arts (Music or Art)
  • 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 Mrs. Hope Mancillas or Mrs. Nina Cornwell 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

Juniors and seniors may be granted credit for college courses taken in approved institutions to fulfill units for high school graduation under the following provisions:

  • The parents or guardians must affirm in writing to the administration that their student has parental permission to take a college courses prior to enrollment in such course.
  • The student must have a cumulative average of 90 or higher in course work in order to take college classes.
  • The student/parents pays all costs associated with taking the college courses. The dual credit program is an opportunity provided by FA for the awarding of high school credits that apply toward graduation; therefore, a reduction in tuition will not be given.
  • The student provides the school with an official college transcript showing the grade received. The grade must be a minimum of a “C” to qualify for high school credit.
  • When earning dual credit, student must be enrolled in four academic classes a day.
  • When considering a dual credit course please keep in mind that FA’s academic schedule takes priority over any off-campus course.
  • Dual credit courses will not be figured into a student’s GPA and credit will not be awarded toward graduation if class is not passed.
  • Only two courses can be from a higher-level institution per semester.

If a student desires to replace a full-year High School course, English or History, with a Dual Credit Course, the student must successfully complete two semesters of college courses to meet the TEA requirements for the awarding of one High school credit. Other courses may be taken. (See the Academic Advisor for information.)

  • Program Qualifications
  • Victoria College Admissions
  • Reasons To Dual Enroll

Program Qualifications

  • Be a high school junior or senior (Exceptions do exist for students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. The student's parents, the school principal, and the academic advisor will meet to make the best decision for the student.)
  • Meet high school or school district requirements for taking a dual credit class in addition to Victoria College’s requirement of a “B” average
  • Meet any required course prerequisites
  • Permission from school and parent to take the courses
  • Pass all sections of TSI, if they are not exempt by the following qualifying test scores:
    • ACT: 23 composite, with 19 or above in English and 19 or above in Math
    • SAT: 1070 composite, with 500 or above Verbal and 500 or above Math
    • PSAT: 107 composite, with 50 or above in Reading, 50 or above in Math
    • TSI: 351 Reading, 350 Math; 340 Writing with an essay of 4

Victoria College Dual Credit Admission Requirements

  1. Dual Credit Orientation
  2. Test Scores - Meet above mentioned minimum test scores.
  3. Application - Submit an application for Victoria College admission using Apply Texas.
  4. Permission & Consent Form
  5. Transcript - Request and confirm most current high school transcript be sent to VC Admissions & Records Office.
  6. Registration Form
  7. FERPA Release Form - students should have this form on file with Victoria College
  8. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination - If a student is planning to be on the Victoria College campus for more than 10 consecutive days, they will need proof of a current Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination. The vaccination must be less than 5 years old from the start of the semester.
  9. Financial Aid - If a student would like to be considered for the Dual Credit Scholarship , please check both yes slots on the Registration Form. The student will need to have completed the FAFSA to see if he or she shows a financial need.
  10. Pay for Classes - Pay tuition & fees.
  11. Textbooks - Purchase required textbooks.

Top 5 Reasons to Dual Enroll in College & High School

  1. Save Money - Victoria College (VC) is a third the cost of most universities.
  2. Save Time - Earn College & High School Credit at the SAME time
  3. Classes Transfer - All Core Curriculum courses guaranteed to transfer to any Texas Public Institution
  4. Small Class Sizes - Student to Faculty ratio is 18:1
  5. Get the Edge - Gain an advantage by easing into the College Experience

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