Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.
Before joining FCLA, you need to read through our:
● Statement of Faith
● Mission Statement
● School Philosophy
● Statement of Policy
● Detailed List of Requirements
If you are in agreement with us, you need to submit:
● Family Enrollment Form
● Letter of Pastoral Reference
● Philosophy of Education
● Teacher Agreement
● Curriculum Plan for Each Student
● Parent Authorization, Consent, and Release Form for Each Student
● Request for Release of Student’s Previous Records
Note that all of the documents submitted will then be reviewed and approved by the school board members. Our school board consists of a panel of five members; the administrator, the registrar, the secretary, the treasurer, and the high school guidance counselor.
In addition, the following documents must be on file for each student:
● Immunization Records (blue form)
● Physical (yellow form)
● Copy of Birth Certificate
● Copy of Social Security Card
Once you are officially enrolled in our school you must do the following:
● Teach at least five core subjects - including math, English, social studies, science, and Bible
● Keep attendance records - documenting at least 180 days taught each year
● Submit a quarterly report - including concepts covered and the progress of the student - attendance
records and grades should be included in this report
● Maintain a portfolio - including writing samples, reading log, daily log, and examples of school work
throughout the year
● Students take an annual end-of-the-year standardized test - we provide a testing site for the Stanford
In addition to the general school requirements, high school students also need to do the following:
● Keep in their portfolio - community service hours, awards, and letters of recommendation
● Log 150 hours of class time for each high school credit - 75 hours for each ½ high school credit
Graduation requirements include the following credits:
Vocational Standard College Prep Subject
2 2 2 Bible
4 4 4 English
3 4 4 Math
2 3 4 Science
3.5 3.5 3.5 Social Studies
1 1 1 PE/Health
0 1 1 Practical/Performing Arts
0 0 2 Foreign Language
3 0 0 Vocational
6.5 6.5 3.5 Electives
for a total of at least 25 credits. Note that three different levels of diplomas are available including vocational, standard, and college prep.
Bible - This is not just devotionals but a formal class worthy high school credit.
English - Classes must include literature (British and American) and writing (expository, narrative, argumentative, and descriptive).
Math - Classes must include Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry.
Science - Classes must include biology, and chemistry or physics, with at least two labs and be taught from a Christian perspective.
Social Studies - Classes must include World History, American History, ½ credit World Geography ½ credit of American Government, and ½ credit of Economics and be taught from a Christian perspective.
Practical Arts - Examples include typing, computer, mechanical arts, etc.
Performing Arts - Examples include music, art, photography, drama, and speech.
Foreign Language - Classes need to be two consecutive years of the same language.
Further details are included in our high school handbook available after registration.
If students are pursuing a particular scholarship, such as Bright Futures, be familiar with the specific requirements before scheduling classes. Different scholarships have different requirements not only for course work but also for extracurricular activities such as community service. Community service hours should be documented in letter form including a representative's signature.
College bound students are encouraged to take the PAST, SAT, and ACT some time during high school. Note that any of these tests will fulfill the school's annual standardized test requirements.
At the end of each high school year, a final grade report is due which includes:
● Course Codes
● Semester Grades
● Teacher’s/Parent’s Signature
The information in the final grade report will be used to fill out transcripts. This report should be in agreement with quarterly reports. Families are encouraged to research course code descriptions when planning for each school year so that studies cover all the requirements described in the course description. Matching course codes to classes already taken is much more difficult.