Faith Academy offers a challenging, internationalized version of an American high school program. Courses are taught in English and are designed to prepare students for higher education. The school holds a strong commitment to student learning and maintains Christian values at its core. Faith Academy is jointly accredited with the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE
The academic calendar is divided into two semesters with 90 days in each term. Classes begin the first week of August and end the last week of May. Students take 220 minutes of instruction per class per week, following a mixed single and double block schedule.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
Faith Academy offers AP classes in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Psychology, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History. Faith Academy is also one of a select group of schools to offer the AP Capstone Research and Seminar courses. About two thirds of students in grades 11 and 12 take one or more AP courses.
The school offers three tracks of study: the General Emphasis Track (25 minimum credits); the Full Academic Track (26 minimum credits); and the Student Support Track for students with diagnosed learning needs (20 minimum credits). Half a credit is awarded for each completed semester.
|General Emphasis Track||Credits||Subject Area||Credits||Academic Track|
|Bible must be passed each semester a student is enrolled.||Bible||Bible must be passed each semester a student is enrolled.|
|English must be taken each semester a student is enrolled. At least 1 semester of World Literature is required in grade 12 unless AP English is taken.||4||English||4||English must be taken each semester a student is enrolled. At least 1 semester of World Literature is required in grade 12 unless an AP English is taken.|
|Students must pass Algebra I.||2||Mathematics||3||At least one year must be above the level of Geometry.|
|–||Modern Language||–||Two years of the same language are highly recommended.|
|A minimum of 4 semesters of PE is required; 2 semesters must include a health component.||2||Physical Education||2||A minimum of 4 semesters of PE is required; 2 semesters must include a health component.|
|To fulfill this requirement, 1 credit of Practical Arts and 1 credit of Fine Arts are required. Transitions is a Practical Arts class that is required.||2||Practical & Fine Arts||2||To fulfill this requirement, 1 credit of Practical Arts and 1 credit of Fine Arts are required. Transitions is a Practical Arts class that is required|
|Only lab science fulfills this requirement; one credit must be (IGCSE) Biology.||2||Science||3||Only lab science fulfills this requirement; one credit must be (IGCSE) Biology.|
|One credit of world history is required for all students; US citizens must also have one credit of US History; Korean citizens are strongly encouraged to complete one credit of Korean history or civics.||3||Social Studies||3||One credit of world history is required for all students; US citizens must also have one credit of US History; Korean citizens are strongly encouraged to complete one credit of Korean history or civics.|
|This includes all coursework and transfer credit completed in addition to the requirements listed above.||10||Additional Credits||9||This includes all coursework and transfer credit completed in addition to the requirements listed above. Three of these credits must be earned in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, or Modern Language. Any AP or IGCSE course counts toward fulfilling the three credits.|
|Service hours must be completed each semester in attendance||–||Service Hours||–||Service hours must be completed each semester in attendance.|
|Total Credits||25||26||Total Credits|
Bible and Language Arts are required during each semester of attendance.
- Grade reflects a student’s attainment of course benchmarks. Students are marked on a scale of A to F based on the indicators below. Achievement grades are used to calculate a student’s overall GPA.
Approximately 90% of graduates enter a four-year university. Faith Academy students are regularly accepted into respected universities in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, the Philippines, the United States, Singapore and various nations in Western Europe.
Service to the community is an important part of Faith Academy’s educational experience. Every semester, high school students complete service projects that are either organized by the school or arranged by students and families. Each student also reflects on his or her experience at the end of every semester, evaluating their work and seeking to improve the program.
ATHLETICS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR
Faith Academy offers three seasons of competitive sports. These include soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, rugby, tennis, and track. Students also participate in various organizations such as National Honor Society, Tech Team, and Model United Nations. During each school year, students put on several theatrical productions, participate in vocal and instrumental concerts, and display original art in campus exhibits.
SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING RESULTS
Faith Academy students are:
- Creative and critical thinkers
- Self-directed learners
- Proficient collaborators
- Skillful communicators
- Faithful stewards