Academic Profile

FCA maintains accountability & tracks student performance using the following standardized measures:

 

STAR Math (1st - 8th Grade)

An assessment of math achievement and tracks development in four domains: Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability.

 

STAR Reading ( 2nd - 8th Grade)

An assessment of reading comprehension and skills for independent readers and tracks development in six domains:

  • Word Knowledge & Skills
  • Comprehension Strategies & Constructing Meaning
  • Analyzing Literary Text
  • Understanding the Author’s Craft
  • Analyzing Arguments
  • Evaluating Text

 

STAR Early Literacy (K - 1st Grade)

Identifies skills in which students are proficient or excelling, and where interventions may be needed reading and math

 

TERRA NOVA (K - 8th Grade)

Terra Nova is a series of standardized achievement tests designed to assess K-12 student achievement in:

  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling 

 

Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (K - 1st Grade)

Primary Test of Cognitive Skills assesses the cognitive skills of early learners. Four untimed sub-tests assess:

  • Verbal
  • Spatial
  • Memory 
  • Concepts Skills

 

InVIEW (2nd - 8th Grade)

InView comprises five tests that reliable measure skills in

  • Verbal
  • Reasoning
  • Sequencing
  • Analogies
  • Quantitative Reasoning

 

EXPLORE

EXPLORE is a test by ACT that assesses students’ college readiness in:

  • Reading
  • English
  • Math
  • Science.

Student results are compared nationally and statewide.

 

National Assessment of Education Program (8th Grade)

NAEP is a periodic assessment of students in the areas of:

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Geography 
  • U.S. History

At FCA, we do not teach to a mandated test, but rather use a nationally normed Achievment test, the Terra Nova 3, to track our students’ achievement. 

 

We consider the ability to teach students rather than the content of a test to be one of the great benefits of being a private Christian school.

 

Grading

Grading Scale

90-100 = A
80-89   = B 
70-79   = C 


Honor Rolls and Awards

Head of School List:

  • All "A"s in Core Classes (Bible, Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)

Dean’s List:

  • Overall "A" Average in Core Classes
  • No grade below 80

Eagle List:

  • Overall "B" Average in Core Classes
  • No Grade Below 70

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Spirit of the Ministry (Fruits of the Spirit)

At the end of the school year, students are rewarded for Christian character demonstrated throughout the year. Teachers are asked to reiterate the importance of displaying the Spirit of Ministry in all thoughts, actions, and deeds, and to encourage students to embody these seven characteristics:

  • Unity – to work in harmony towards a shared purpose and vision (Ephesians 4:3)
  • Integrity – to possess a commitment to Biblical truth and honesty, refusing to allow our character to be corrupted or compromised (Psalm 25: 21)
  • Excellence – to work as unto the Lord, with the highest degree of professionalism, productivity and skill (1Chronicles 28:21; Colossians 3:23; 1Corinthians 10:31).
  • Servanthood – to develop true humility by seeking, serving, and protecting the well-being of others (1 Peter 4:10).
  • Communication – to work with each other on matters of ministry in a respectful and timely fashion (Ephesians 4:29).
  • Accountability – to love, encourage, and correct each other as we do the work of the ministry, each taking responsibility for the decisions and actions that impact the ministry (Romans 12:5).
  • Joy – to have positive, infectious and cheerful attitudes while performing assigned tasks and responsibilities (Philippians 4:4).

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 18 - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
February 18 - After School Program - Field Trip
February 18 - FCA Sports Academy - Open Registration
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