Upper School Blog, Week of 8/13


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


AP Studio 3D Art Mannequin Event

It may LOOK like just a crazy prank, but Cody is actually wearing his Summer Assignment! Yes…and his ‘Wearable Art’ is created using McDonalds’ paper goods! The AP Studio 3D class will display their works in the Courtyard during Royal Recharge with Live Mannequins next month…stay tuned for details!


US Curriculum Night

Parents-you’re invited to attend US Curriculum Night on Thursday, August 20 at 6:00pm in the Upper School building. You will follow your student’s daily schedule and spend time with each of their teachers. This is a great way to learn more about your student’s teachers, class expectations, and class topics.

Digital Cinema Students Get to Work

US Digital Cinema students use their time wisely! They set about creating their first segments on the first day of school. These classes are responsible for producing the Upper School weekly news called Raw Footage.


Lost Prox Card? Order Now

US students are required to carry their ID card (prox card) at all times. Prox cards are used to enter the building and purchase lunch. Can’t find your card? Click here to order a new prox one.

Safety First!

Coach Dave Oliver, Upper School Anatomy teacher, led a CPR/First Aid training for our athletic coaches. Coach Oliver’s Anatomy classes also receive training and become CPR/First Aid certified.



FAN Membership

Dear TFA Family,

Now is the best time to join the Fine Arts Network (FAN) parent organization designed to support the fine arts at TFA. Consider buying ad space in theatre playbills or concert programs this year; these are a great way to advertise your company or create “Break a Leg” messages for your student. Band parents, who attend home games during marching band season, will love our new package designed with them in mind.

Please take time to review the new FAN patron levels and choose the best one for your family. These are exciting days in the Fine Arts Department at The First Academy. We hope to see you at student performances and art exhibits this year. Let’s see our students perform, improve, grow, and excel this year.  Go to to learn more.

Thank you for your support!

The FAN Board


Our uniform provider is Dennis Uniforms. Items can purchased online or in store at 1101 N. Keller Road, Suite G-3 , Orlando, FL 32810. Students can purchase bottoms from other providers but they must be similar in style, color and length to Dennis Uniforms. PE uniforms can be purchased from the school store online or on campus, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30am-12:00pm.