The First Hope Admissions

The First Hope is a special place for God’s exceptional children who might require some exceptional help. Not every child is a great fit, so we hope you’ll take some time to get acquainted with each program, then inquire below to schedule your tour date. The entire admissions process is broken down as follows:

Have a question? Great! Give The First Hope Office a call at: 407.206.8801.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Inquire – The First Hope Inquiry is a great way to learn more about the program. Start by completing the Admissions Inquiry Form. Upon receipt, The First Hope will place a call to answer any questions and when you are ready, schedule your tour date!

The First Hope: FBCO-E1
3000 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32805

Step 2: Tour – Book your tour date over the phone; it is necessary for all potential families to tour our facilities ensuring The First Hope is an ideal fit for your child! Upon completion of the tour, interested families are invited to officially apply.

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Step 3: Apply – Already toured? The First Hope encourages those who’ve toured to complete an application for enrollment. The online application must be completed and supplemental forms returned to The First Hope office. Each application includes a non-refundable Testing and Evaluation Fee of $200. Parents must create an account, then complete the application for their student.

Step 4: Evaluate – After completing the online application, The First Hope office will call to schedule an in-person testing and evaluation session for your child within 3 business days.

Step 5: Enroll – Within two business days of testing, The First Hope will call the parents with evaluation results. Upon notification of acceptance into The First Hope, families are given the opportunity to enroll. There are a limited number of openings in the program; students who are accepted but waitlisted, or delay enrolling, will have the opportunity to be placed on a waitlist for a spot to open.

Evaluation Process

The Evaluation fee, paid with the application, covers Academics, Behavior and Social aspects of each child. After the payment is made, the First Hope Office will call to schedule an evaluation appointment. The Evaluation will be performed by a First Hope Teacher. After the results are reviewed by The First Hope, a meeting will be setup via phone or in-person to discuss the recommendations for grade placement and best program fit.
If The First Hope cannot meet the needs of your child, you will be referred to the appropriate resources. If a spot is available, and it is determined that we can meet your child’s needs you will be provided The First Hope’s Admission packet. When no spots are available, your child can join The First Hope Wait List Pool ($100, which will go towards tuition costs at enrollment, will be collected to hold the spot).

First Hope Tuition & Fees

The McKay Scholarship is accepted, and Tuition Assistance can be applied for. The First Hope is a provider of The Gardiner Scholarship (formerly known as PLSA), issuing a receipt for reimbursement via FACTS. Tuition does not include Uniforms nor School Supplies; additionally, all students must supply an iPad for the year. The First Hope fees are as follows:

For information on 2016-2017 tuition, please contact The First Hope at 407-206-8801. Please view The First Hope Overview for 2017-2018 tuition information.

The 2017-2018 tuition rates are listed below:

Traditional Inclusion Program: K-12th

(M/T/TH/F 8-3p & W 8-1:45p) $36,330

Tuition includes Speech Therapy services up to 2 visits (30min each) per week, Occupational Therapy services up to 2 visits (30min each) per week, and 2 Adaptive PE sessions.

Traditional Transitions+ Program: K-5th

(M/T/TH/F 8-3p & W 8-1:45p) $35,280

Tuition includes Speech Therapy services up to 2 visits (30min each) per week, Occupational Therapy services up to 2 visits (30min each) per week, and 2 Adaptive PE sessions.

Traditional Transitions+ Program: 6-12th

(M/T/TH/F 8-3p & W 8-1:45p) $29,110

Tuition includes 2 Adaptive PE sessions per week. Tuition does NOT include Occupational or Speech Therapy. They can be provided for an additional fee.

 

Alternative Inclusion Program: K-5th

(Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 to 12:00, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 to 3:00) $29,470

Tuition includes Speech Therapy services up to 1 visit (30min each) per week, Occupational Therapy services up to 1 visit (30min each) per week, and 1 Adaptive PE session.

Alternative Transitions+ Program: K-5th

(Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 to 12:00, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 to 3:00) $28,670

Tuition includes Speech Therapy services up to 1 visit (30min each) per week, Occupational Therapy services up to 1 visit (30min each) per week, and 2 Adaptive PE sessions.

Alternative Transitions+ Program: 6-12th

(Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 to 12:00, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 to 3:00) $24,260

Tuition includes 2 Adaptive PE sessions per week. Tuition does NOT include Occupational or Speech Therapy. They can be provided for an additional fee.

Early Learning Program: Age 3-4

3 Day (T,W,TH 8 am to 12 pm) $25,250 or 5 Day (M-F 8 am to 12 pm) $33,010

3 day tuition includes one session of Occupational Therapy per week and 5 day includes 2 sessions; the teacher is also a Speech Language Pathologist.

Home Program: K-12th

(No regularly required on campus times) $2,630

Tuition includes Quarterly Portfolio Review and Testing, Accelerated Reader, Behavior Assessment and Planning, as well as Standardized Testing.

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  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International