What makes FCA different?
Our blended learning format in elementary school and partnership with Liberty University Online Academy make our learning model unique. We also have smaller class sizes and lower teacher-to-student ratios. This is intentional as we believe that students learn more effectively in this type of setting. The sky’s the limit for your student through our partnership with Liberty University as there are many different options that allow them to get a head start on their core college classes or even earn an Associates Degree!
Do you offer AP classes, why or why not?
No, at FCA we do not offer AP classes. We feel the best way for your student to secure college credit is for them to take actual college courses. We have current programs in place with ACC and Liberty University, depending on your child’s needs. Once a student has completed a college course and earned a grade of C or higher, they can transfer that credit anywhere. This is not true for AP classes. Colleges have many different rules about how those classes are treated, which scores must be obtained on the standardized test, and how many credits they can receive this way. At FCA we have seen course work completed through our partnership with Liberty offer significant benefit not just because they can transfer the courses, but it has also helped our students stand out in the college admissions process as well. To expand more on this, here is an article discussing AP classes.
How many diploma options are there?
We offer several diploma options at FCA.
- FCA Diploma – this diploma meets NC standards for a high school diploma Liberty University
- Standard Diploma – this diploma meets both NC and VA standards
- Liberty University Advanced Diploma* – this diploma exceeds both NC and VA standards
*We can replace high school classes with college ones and add a la cart college courses to this diploma to meet the needs of the individual student. Liberty University Associates Degree Program – this is the most advanced degree option. Please follow this link to see some of the differences in the diploma options:
How do the Liberty diplomas work?
We are a partner school with Liberty University. Our school can transfer credit taken here directly to Liberty. Students take some classes through Liberty and some through FCA. Our teachers help oversee all classes students are taking to ensure they have the support they need to be successful. The advanced diploma and associates degree program both give students an edge in college admissions and there are opportunities on both tracks to earn college credits as part of each program. These college classes are taken through Liberty University and are at a reduced rate as the students are enrolled in a partner school.
How would you describe the FCA education model?
FCA works with families to create a customized educational experience for each student. We will work with you and your student to create the best plan for them. Whether this means obtaining an associates degree from Liberty while enrolled or going to ACC for classes to work towards trades or other post-high school work plans (CNA, Early Childhood, HVAC, plumbing, and many other trades and programs). We understand there is no one track for every student and want to see your student fulfill their potential.
What types of colleges do FCA/Liberty University high school students attend?
Just our (FCA) high school students have been accepted at the following colleges and universities:
- NC State
- UNC Charlotte
- Appalachian State
- Western Carolina University
- Belmont University
- Campbell University
- Elon University
- Liberty University
- Middle Tennessee State
- Trevecca University
- Gardner-Webb University
- UNC Greensboro
- Lenoir Rhyne University
Liberty has a more exhaustive list on their website, that you can check out!