Curriculum and Accountability
Currently, FTCA utilizes the A Beka curriculum for grades K-4 through 12.
Philosophy of Education
The educational philosophy of FTCA is dependent upon the Bible to provide the viewpoint for interpreting any subject or school activity. The entire process of education is seen as a means used by God to bring the student to Himself through personal faith in Christ. The mandate for Christian education comes from God’s command that children are to be taught to love God and to give Him supremacy in their lives, and from the Biblical teaching that parents are responsible for the total education of their children.
Spiritual: To foster the Christian faith through the integration of faith with learning, living, and service.
Academic: To provide a sound education, based on the biblical worldview
Patriotic: To encourage an understanding of American heritage, civic responsibilities, and love of country
Social/Cultural: To cultivate an appreciation of fine arts, an understanding of the world, and adherence to high personal standards
Physical: To encourage a healthy, balanced life-style and to promote Christ-like sportsmanship in every aspect of competition
Students in grades K – 12 will be graded by employing the following numerical scale:
A – 100-93
B – 92-85
C – 84-75
D – 74-67
F – 66-0
.5 averages will be carried to the next number (example: 89.5 will become a 90.0).
Grade point averages will be determined by the following:
A – four (4) quality points
B – three (3) quality points
C – two (2) quality points
D – one (1) quality point
F – zero (0) quality points
Students must earn a minimum of four quality points for a 1.0 GPA, (based on the four quarters of the school year) in a subject to pass that subject for the year.
A student must earn a minimum of one half (2) of these quality points in each semester of the school year in order to receive credit for a full year course.
Quality points will be the same for college/dual credit classes as they are for a regular high school class
Students not performing at a satisfactory level academically (minimum of a D) in more than one class at the end of a grading period will be subject to be dismissed from FTCA. Students failing BIBLE class for the year will be subject to dismissal.