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

  • September 25: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – Student Center, 9:35am
  • October 2: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:35am
  • October 9: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:35am
  • October 10: end of first quarter; early dismissal – 12:15pm
  • October 13: no school – student holiday/teacher workday
  • October 14: US Portrait Retakes
  • October 15: PSAT testing (8th-11th graders); senior cap and gown picture – Worship Center, 8:00am; senior thesis; US early dismissal – 12:15pm
  • October 16: US Chapel – Student Center, 9:35am
  • October 20-24: Homecoming Week
  • October 20: Powder Puff Games – PSAC, 6:30pm
  • October 25: Homecoming Dance – Student Center, 7:30pm
  • October 30-31, November 6-7: Fall Musical, Godspell – Middle School Black Box, 7:00pm


Please note that October 15 will be a 12:15 dismissal for Upper School only.


SCAN Meetings

SCAN Meetings are offered to parents of US students by the Guidance office of The First Academy and will be held in the month of September. SCAN stands for Student, College & Career, Academic Planning & Naviance. SCAN Meeting invitations have already been sent to families of 8th-11th graders. Families will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group session with a TFA Academic Advisor through this email invitation. Tim Covey will be leading the 8th Grade and 9th Grade SCAN Meetings and Rob Hensley will be leading the 10th and 11th Grade SCAN Meetings. Each meeting should last 50 minutes or less.

SCAN will cover specifically the items that each grade level student should be focusing upon right now in their college application process. That is right! The process begins even as early as 8th grade. The Guidance Office’s goal is to help families through the maze of decisions that need to be made on the road to college. The SCAN Meeting invitations are for parents only. The Guidance office will hold a separate meeting with your student during the school at a different time.

There is great information available in your Grade Level SCAN Meeting. If you missed the email invitation or can’t find the one that was sent to you, here are some handy links to sign up for SCAN:

We’ll see you there!

Attention, Class of 2015!

Mrs. Kwak will be hosting College Application Sessions to assist you through the application process as deadlines are fast approaching! All seniors are high encouraged to come during Late Arrival/Early Dismissal or study hall times. Mrs. Kwak will be available to answer questions regarding Naviance and college applications.

Due to limited space, please make an appointment by contacting Mrs. Kwak at with the date and specific period time slot. Sessions will held in the Library Computer lab.

*Students are required to have started at least one application prior to coming to the session*

Library Computer Lab
Monday, 10/6 (7:50 am-3:10 pm)

Top Colleges visiting the Orlando area!

Emory University-Sunday, Oct. 5th:
University of Pennsylvania-Thursday, Oct. 9th:
Duke Univeristy-Sunday, Oct. 12th:
Washington University in St. Louis-Sunday, Oct. 19th:


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