Upper School At The First Academy

9th – 12th Grade

A Christ-Centered Approach to Competitive College Prep.

High school is when it all comes together for your teen — the academics, extracurriculars, team sports, campus roles and responsibilities, and their spiritual life and character development. These are the years when your teen is preparing to make some pretty major life decisions. You want to be sure they’re attending a school where they can make the most of every opportunity and every resource available to them, while at the same time, strengthening their Christian values.

At The First Academy, we pride ourselves on fostering a love of learning and Christ in our students. For our Upper School students that translates into students who are excited to explore all that God has to offer, and to find the path that is best suited to their individual needs and interests. Download our Parent Info Packet and learn more about the many reasons why The First Academy was recognized as Orange County’s #1 Christian High School by Niche.com.

You’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including:

Academic Offerings
Career & College Prep
School Culture
Campus Safety

OUR UPPER SCHOOL

Exceptional Academics

The First Academy’s small class sizes means teachers are able to identify individual student strengths. High school at The First Academy means a more rigorous course load in preparation for the demands of college. Core subjects include Christian Studies, English, math, science, and social studies. Students can choose from 20+ Advanced Placement (AP) courses across all core subjects, as well as fine arts and world languages. Dual and Concurrent enrollment courses give students the opportunity to get a head start on college. 100% of The First Academy seniors graduate with 22 college credits.

To get the best feel of our high school program and all we have to offer, we encourage you to schedule a meeting with our admissions team by contacting 407.206.8602 or admissions@thefirstacademy.org

A Roadmap to Success

100% of First Academy graduates are accepted to college and many are recruited by some of the best schools in the nation. We start preparing our students for the college application process as early as ninth grade, and we spend the next four years breaking it all down into manageable steps and achievable goals.

Our dedicated College Guidance staff partner with students and their families for both one-on-one counseling and group informational sessions. The College Guidance office also assists with:
  • Determining academic coursework, extracurricular activities, and community service opportunities for college applications
  • Coordinating standardized testing
  • Finding best fit schools
  • Scheduling college visits
  • College fairs
  • Helping to identify scholarship opportunities

This school is a true blessing. Wishing I had taken the leap of faith to relocate when my son was in preschool! Happy to be here for his high school years! Feeling safe and happy everyday. Although the studies are exceptional and rigorous, he doesn’t break a sweat and is always smiling. This is because of the peaceful teaching style and loving ways of the entire staff. We love TFA!

TFA PARENT

This school is a true blessing. Wishing I had taken the leap of faith to relocate when my son was in preschool! Happy to be here for his high school years! Feeling safe and happy everyday. Although the studies are exceptional and rigorous, he doesn’t break a sweat and is always smiling. This is because of the peaceful teaching style and loving ways of the entire staff. We love TFA!

We keep students grounded by keeping Christ at the center.

High school can be a challenging time as teens begin to experience the many pressures associated with a competitive, ever-changing world. We make sure our students keep their heads and hearts firmly focused on Christian values and preparation for Christian leadership. We support our mission by helping students choose …
  • Character before career. A biblical worldview, chapel, and Living Curriculum teachers all support personal, spiritual growth and a strong moral compass.
  • Wisdom beyond scholarship. Our curriculum intentionally emphasizes critical thinking, good communication, and problem solving.
  • Service before self. Community service is part of our culture and curriculum. Our graduates accumulate, on average, close to 20,000 service hours every year!
  • Participation as a way of life. There’s joy in learning and doing at The First Academy, as evidenced by our Student Leadership system, athletics, and clubs and organizations.

Keeping Them Safe

Safety is our top priority. In addition to ensuring students feel emotionally supported, we have a dedicated safety team who keeps our campus secure. All staff undergo background checks and all visitors are required to check in. All Upper School students are subject to random drug testing, and we have well-articulated policies on bullying and social media.

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