Secondary Academic and Advanced Studies

SECONDARY SCHOOL
(Grades 7-12) ACADEMICS

FACS secondary school includes Junior and High School course curricula. Most junior high classes are located in the 8636 academic building, which was added to the campus in 2009. Students in grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to interact and grow together intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially in a unique environment during this pivotal time in their development. The majority of high school classes take place on the second floor of our main 8650 academic building, with the exception of band, choral, and theatre courses, which are taught in state-of-the-art fine arts facilities.

 

FACS secondary students prepare for college while enjoying a broad range of academic, athletic, fine arts, student leadership, and Christian ministry activities that build confidence, grow God-given talents, and serve others.

 

ADVANCED STUDIES

FACS offers a general college-preparatory education for all students along with advanced studies (honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment courses) for students who excel, and appropriate academic support services for students who need additional time to acquire specific skills.

 

Qualified FACS students may take honors-level coursework in all major academic disciplines. Honors courses move at a faster pace, typically involve more in-depth class discussion, and cover more material than standard coursework. Criteria evaluated for student inclusion in honors coursework include:

  • Standardized test scores

  • Course grades (a course grade of 85+ in a current honors course or a grade of 95+ in a regular course is required for application to honors courses)

  • Student work ethic and conduct

  • A recommendation from the current teacher in the subject matter for which honors coursework is requested

  • Administrative approval

 

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are the most rigorous college-level courses taught at FACS, requiring AP examination at the end of each course. AP exams are scored on a 5-point scale with a score of 3 typically being accepted for college credit by a public university, and a score of 4 or 5 typically being accepted for credit by a private university.

 

Dual Enrollment Courses

All FACS Dual Enrollment (DE) courses are offered through the University of Memphis. Students are able to gain college credit while being taught from a biblical worldview. 

 

HONORS SOCIETIES

To recognize high achievement in overall scholarship, service, and character, FACS offers:

  • National Honor Society (Grades 10-12)

  • National Junior Honor Society (Grades 8-9)

The following subject-specific honor societies are also available:

  • Delta Phi Alpha (German)

  • International Thespian Society (Theatre)

  • Mu Alpha Theta (Mathematics)

  • National Technical Honor Society

  • Rho Kappa (Social Studies)

  • Science National Honor Society

  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish)

  • Société Honoraire de Français (French)

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