Curriculum

There are three divisions in the school’s academic program– elementary school, which is comprised of pre-Kindergarten through grade 5; middle school, which includes grades 6-8; and high school, which encompasses grades 9-12. The curriculum is based in the English language.

 

Most of the school’s curriculum standards have been adopted from US organizations such as Next Gen, C3, Common Core, NAfME, SHAPE, and Advanced Placement. There school also uses resources from international curriculum organizations. The primary example of this is the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) program. Its materials are published by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CIE) in the United Kingdom. When possible, the school endeavors to address the requirements of students’ home countries. For example, the high school’s Korean Studies program offers college preparatory language arts and social studies courses in the Korean language. In the same vein, Philippine, Korean and US Social Studies are options for students in 8th grade.

 

Faith Academy values a strong commitment to a school improvement process that prioritizes student learning and Christian values. The school’s core documents (e.g., subject philosophies, curriculum maps, the Schoolwide Learning Results) are based on best practices in education, and they incorporate biblical principles. The school maintains credentials with the Western Association of School & Colleges (WASC), and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Both bodies re-accredited Faith Academy for a six-year term in 2018.