Upper School Blog, Week of May 4th


Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:


Upper School Art Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to the following students for receiving The First Academy Principal’s Awards!

Our awesome Principal, Mr. Sullivan, visited the Upper School Visual Art Exhibit and would like to acknowledge several students for the following works:

Jiuwell - Noodle

For AP Studio Art 2D: Jiuwell S. for her Colored Pencil ‘Noodle’

Jaclynn - Claddagh

For AP Studio Art 3D: Jaclynn K. for her Ceramic ‘Claddagh’

Grace - Self Portrait

For 2D Art: Grace G. for her Acrylic Self Portrait

Madison - Flower Head

For 3D Art: Madison K. for her Flower Head


US Final Exam Schedule

Upper School families,

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year. Included in this email is an exam schedule and a permission form that allows your student the opportunity to gain the college feel of independence during final exams.

Final exams are divided among the last four days of school, starting on Friday, May 19. With your permission, students can come and go between exams. If a signed permission form is not turned in, students will not be permitted to leave TFA campus. Students who remain on campus will be sent to study hall classrooms for accountability for the remainder of the school day. Lunch will be held in Faith Hall from 11:30am – 12:30pm each day, and the cafeteria will close at 12:30pm.

Final Exam Days:

Friday, May 19: English & Science

Monday, May 22: Social Studies & Foreign Language

Tuesday, May 23: Math & Make-Up Exams

Wednesday, May 24: Teacher Grading & Make-Up Exams. Students are not required to report to school on Wednesday, May 24 unless they need to make up an exam. Teachers will communicate with individual students to coordinate make-up exams.

Permission forms should be turned in Ms. Maxime in the front lobby.

Upper School Final Exam Schedule – May 2017

Upper School Final Exam Checkout Permission Form May 2017


AP Exam Info

All AP exams will be administered at Nova Southeastern University Orlando Campus: 4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839

Click here to view the AP exam schedule

AP EXAM 2017 Testing Rooms – students are encouraged to report 15 minutes early so they can find their assigned room; they must be in the correct room to test.

Save the Date – Alex Chediak Parent Event

Alex Chediak parent event

Author Alex Chediak is speaking to Upper School students in chapel on Thursday, May 11th. Following chapel, we are hosting a Lunch & Learn for parents. All TFA parents are invited!

Thursday, May 11 at 12:00pm

Student Center

$10 per person – includes lunch – Click here to sign up!

Coast to Coast College Tour

Monday, May 15th at 7pm

Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

6677 Sea Harbor Drive

Orlando, Fl 32821

Come speak with Representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University

Register at: