Upper School Newsletter, Week of 9/18-9/25


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


Please note that October 15 will be a 12:15 dismissal for Upper School only.


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SCAN Meetings

SCAN Meetings are offered to parents of US students by the Guidance office of The First Academy and will be held in the month of September. SCAN stands for Student, College & Career, Academic Planning & Naviance. SCAN Meeting invitations have already been sent to families of 8th-11th graders. Families will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group session with a TFA Academic Advisor through this email invitation. Tim Covey will be leading the 8th Grade and 9th Grade SCAN Meetings and Rob Hensley will be leading the 10th and 11th Grade SCAN Meetings. Each meeting should last 50 minutes or less.

SCAN will cover specifically the items that each grade level student should be focusing upon right now in their college application process. That is right! The process begins even as early as 8th grade. The Guidance Office’s goal is to help families through the maze of decisions that need to be made on the road to college. The SCAN Meeting invitations are for parents only. The Guidance office will hold a separate meeting with your student during the school at a different time.

There is great information available in your Grade Level SCAN Meeting. If you missed the email invitation or can’t find the one that was sent to you, here are some handy links to sign up for SCAN:

We’ll see you there!

Christian College Fair

There will be over 50 Christian Colleges attending TFA’s College Fair on Monday night, Sept. 22 @ 6:00pm in Faith Hall. Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend and meet with representatives from our nation’s premier Christian Colleges. Students are strongly encouraged to come to the fair with their parents rather than with a group of friends. Keep in mind that often the college representative has a significant voice in making decisions about who should and should not be accepted by the college. Students will make their best impression if they attend the fair with their family.

Mark your calendar and save the date.

Participating Colleges

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Anderson University
Asbury University
Baptist College
Belhaven College
Bob Jones University
Boyce College
Cairn University
Cedarville University
Charleston Southern University
Clearwater Christian College
Colorado Christian University
Columbia International University
Covenant College
Gardner-Webb University
Grove City College
Johnson University Florida
The King’s College
King University
Lee University
Liberty University
Lipscomb University
Milligan College
Mississippi College
Moody Bible College
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Patrick Henry College
Point University
Regent University
Samford University
Shorter University
Southeastern University
Taylor University
Toccoa Falls College
Trinity Baptist College
Trinity College of Florida
Union University
Warner University
Word of Life Bible Institute
Young Harris College

Attention, Class of 2015!

Mrs. Kwak will be hosting College Application Sessions to assist you through the application process as deadlines are fast approaching! All seniors are high encouraged to come during Late Arrival/Early Dismissal or study hall times. Mrs. Kwak will be available to answer questions regarding Naviance and college applications.

Due to limited space, please make an appointment by contacting Mrs. Kwak at with the date and specific period time slot. Sessions will held in the Library Computer lab.

*Students are required to have started at least one application prior to coming to the session*

Library Computer Lab
Monday, 9/15 ( 7:50 am-3:10 pm)
Thursday, 9/25 (7:50 am-3:10 pm)
Monday, 10/6 (7:50 am-3:10 pm)


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