Upper School College Guidance

As a college preparatory school, The First Academy is committed to helping students gain entrance into colleges that best fit a student’s unique career and life goals.

The Upper School Guidance office helps coordinate standardized testing, college visits, college searches, grade level course scheduling, college fairs, individualized college-prep meetings with students and parents, classroom guidance sessions for students, and community service hours.

College Guidance Contacts

12th grade
Joyce Kwak
Director of College Guidance, 12th Grade
11th grade
Susan Gentry
College Advisor,
10th & 11th Grade
9th grade
Grayson Merritt
College Advisor,
9th Grade



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