FCA History

First Christian Academy was formally created by the First Baptist Church of High Springs, Inc., in general conference assembled, on April 23, 2006. On January 27, 2008, in a special meeting, the church affirmed a recommendation by the school boards of Hiz Kidz First, First Christian Academy, the Personnel and Stewardship committees, and the deacons, to consolidate Hiz Kidz First and First Christian Academy, beginning with the 2008-09 school year, under the name First Christian Academy. This action effectively merged Hiz Kidz and FCA, creating one school, and one mission.

Vision

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, bounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. Colossians 2:6-8

We aim to train young men and women who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in the light of the Scriptures – possessing a Biblical worldview of all of life; and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. We desire them to recognize cultural influences as distinct from Biblical, and to be unswayed towards evil by the former. We aim to find our students well-prepared in all situations, possessing both knowledge and the wisdom of how to use it. We desire they be socially graceful and spiritually gracious; equipped with and understanding the tools of learning; desiring to grow in understanding, yet fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. We desire they have a heart for the lost and the courage to seek to dissuade those who are stumbling towards destruction; that they distinguish real religion from religion in form only; and that they possess the former, knowing and loving the Lord Jesus Christ. And all these we desire them to possess with humility and gratitude to God.

Membership / Accreditation

First Christian Academy holds memberships in several organizations including Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and Sunshine Christian League (SCL).

FCA applied for and received full dual accreditation through AdvancED (SACS) and ACSI in June 2015. All members of our faculty are either ACSI or state certified.