Admissions season is upon us and many local families may be considering school choices for next year.
Franklin Christian Academy (FCA), the only accredited Christian middle school and high school in Franklin, has openings in 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.
FCA stands on three pillars: Challenging Academics, Life-Giving Community, and Transforming Discipleship.
Because FCA is a small school, students have opportunities to simultaneously delve into academics, the arts, athletics, and student leadership/ministry. Educators work together when scheduling practices and events, to allow students’ participation in multiple areas.
FCA is a college preparatory school. Dual enrollment in a local college is also encouraged for those students who qualify.
FCA’s philosophy on academics is centered around each student receiving a well rounded, complete education. Their academic mission statement reads:
“We believe that becoming knowledgeable in the separate academic subjects, while important, is not sufficient. The biblical correlation to the classical model of grammar, logic, and rhetoric are the concepts of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. The knowledge or grammar stage of a student’s intellectual development is only a beginning stage. To be truly educated, a student must also make connections across the disciplines, discovering ways to integrate the separate subjects, and ultimately relating what they learn to live. This is accomplished, in part, as the student progresses from knowledge into understanding and, ultimately, wisdom.
In 2018, the average ACT score of FCA students was 21.8
At FCA, the arts are a high priority. Their art program is inspired by Matthew 5:15, which says “No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.”
Visual and performing arts students participate in several performances, including:
- Coffee House (an annual scholarship fundraiser)
- Worship Band
- Middle School Showcase
- High School Theatre Production
- And more
FCA students learn the foundations of music, theatre and visual art in grades 5-8. The middle school arts curriculum is designed so that each academic area is presented in a logical progression so that students achieve a solid knowledge base of music theory and ear-training, as well as art, music, and theatre history. Through visual art classes, students learn a wide variety of media, from drawing and painting, to photography, sculpture, working with fabric, and more. With hands-on training, students learn and improve on music and theatre skills. Additionally, FCA middle school students are exposed to the technical side of the arts, through short education units that focus on making music videos, short films, newscasts, and more. It all culminates in the FCA Middle School Showcase.
In high school, students choose an area of focus each academic year, from the following: visual art, music, theatre, and media/technical arts. Building on what they learned in middle school, students are exposed in greater depth to areas of art, music, and theatre history.
The annual high school theatre production integrates every aspect of the arts at FCA in a collaborative effort which allows music and theatre students to perform in a full-length play or musical. Students not performing in the production utilize both STEM and arts knowledge through design and production of the set, costumes, lighting, sound, and video, as well as posters, programs, and social media components.
Athletics at FCA
Franklin Christian Academy athletics seeks to reflect the mission of the school through high level performance in athletic competition. FCA competes in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference (MTAC). FCA also competes Nationally at NACA events in Dayton, TN.
FCA Sports Teams include soccer, golf, basketball, football, volleyball and cross country.
School tours are available on Thursdays. Call 615-599-9229 to schedule a tour.
Applications and more information can be found on our website at www.franklinchristianacademy.org
FCA is located at 818 Old Charlotte Pike East, Franklin