Congratulations to our National Merit Commended Students

Congratulations to Carly Tower and Caroline Wendzel, who have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT back in the Fall, 34,000 students qualified as Commended Students based on their score. These Commended Students placed among the top five percent of students who took the test.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

The First Academy Affiliations

TFA is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

¹ACSI……………………………………Association of Christian Schools International

✝ASCD………………………………….Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

✝CESA…………………………………..Council on Educational Standards & Accountability

✝ISM………………………………………Independent School Management

¹FCIS……………………………………..Florida Council of Independent Schools

¹FKC………………………………………Florida Kindergarten Council

¹SAIS……………………………………..Southern Association of Independent Schools

✝NASSP…………………………………National Association of Secondary School Principals

 

¹SACS / CASI   Southern Association of Colleges and Schools /
Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
✝- Membership            ¹ – Accreditation

AP Scholars

We are excited to share that we were recently notified by the CollegeBoard of your high achievement through our AP exams and you have been named as an 2016 AP Scholar! We are proud of this special recognition and we believe that you are making a positive impact to our AP program. 40 of our current Upper School students qualified for the various award AP Scholar levels:

Award Levels

You can see your award by logging in to your CollegeBoard account where you viewed your AP scores.

  • 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