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

Congratulations to The First Academy’s 76 students who have been recognized as AP Scholars for their work during the 2014-2015 school year! These students have demonstrated college-level achievements through the highest curriculum at The First Academy and we have seen a 22% increase in our AP Scholars from last year!

Committed to Academic Excellence, The First Academy has grown from having 7 AP courses back in 2008 with 21 Scholars to now offering 21 AP courses with 76 Scholars!

The First Academy’s AP students have time and time again shown that they are serious about their education through challenging themselves to a deeper level of learning, developing excellent study habits, and earning college credits through our AP Program.

Congratulations to our most recent AP Scholars.

  • 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