Academic Profile

Student Performance Results

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

(Grades) DESCRIPTION

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
A assessment of reading comprehension and skills for independent readers and tracks development in five domains: word Knowledge and Skills, Comprehension Strategies and constructing Meaning, Analyzing Literary Text, Understanding Author’s Craft, Analyzing Argument, and Evaluating Text.

STAR Early Literacy

Kinder – 1st Grade
Identifies skills in which students are proficient or exceling, and where interventions may be needed reading and math

TERRA NOVA

Kinder – 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 and other areas.

Primary Test of Cognitive Skills (PTCS)

Kinder – 1st Grade
Primary Test of Cognitive Skills assesses the cognitive skills of early learners. Four untimed sub-tests assess verbal, spatial, memory and concepts skills.

InVIEW

2nd -8th Grade
InView comprises five tests that reliable measure skills in verbal reasoning, sequencing, analogies, and quantitative reasoning.

EXPLORE

EXPLORE is a test by ACT that assesses students’ college readiness in Reading, English, Math, and Science. Norms are compared nationally and statewide.

National Assessment of Education Program (NAEP)

8th Grade
NAEP is a periodic assessment of students in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing, Geography and 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

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

December 13 - Early Childhood Christmas Program
December 13 - Donuts with Dad
December 14 - NO SCHOOL - Professional Development
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