WELCOME to the

FAITH CENTRAL ACADEMY

FAMILY

NOW ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Faith Central Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnicity in the admission and administration of our educational practices.

ADMISSION STEPS

Before enrolling, the following steps must be completed.

STEP 1 - COMPLETE APPLICATION

Complete the application for the year you wish to enroll your child in and submit along with a non-refundable fee of $25 for each student.

*The Application does not guarantee admission. The admission committee will evaluate each applicant based upon information submitted with the application. If your child has a(n) IEP/504 Plan, do not submit an application without review by the Director. This fee is non-refundable.

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*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***

Once you complete the Application,

PLEASE print it (even if completed online) and BRING to School Office.

We will not receive your application unless you bring it with when completing your registration.

FOR APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL OUR SCHOOL OFFICE.

STEP 2 - REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Submit the required documentation to Faith Central Academy

(must be submitted within 2 weeks of completing the online application):

  • Copy of most recent report card.  If entering 10th grade or higher, a copy of the transcript is required.

  • Copy of latest standardized testing (eg. iReady, FSA, TerraNova, PSAT, SAT, etc)

  • If applicable, provide a copy of the most recent IEP, 504 plan, and psycho-educational evaluations.  If the student does not have any additional testing, we may request that you provide a completed evaluation to help us make the most informed decision.

  • Discipline Records.  If there is no discipline record, please have the current Administrator indicate this information in writing.

  • References must come from an English and or Math Teacher, Administrator, Coach, and or Pastor. You must provide their email address on the online application. The reference request will automatically be sent to their email.

  • Worldview Survey (completed online)

  • Copy of Scholarship Award Letter (if applicable)

  • Copy of Birth Certificate

  • Copy of State of Florida Immunization Form (DH680) or Religious Exemption Form

  • Copy of School Entry Health Exam Form DH3040

STEP 3 - COMPLETE ENTRANCE EXAM

(Kindergarten-12th Grade)

After the required documentation is received, the Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule an appointment to take the entrance exam, as determined by the Academy administration.

After completion of entrance exams, the Director of Admissions will schedule a shadow visit.

STEP 4 - FAMILY INTERVIEW

We can’t wait to meet you in person!

After the entrance exam is complete, the admissions director will contact you to schedule a family interview with a school administrator.

We expect that both parents attend, as well as the applying student(s).

At this meeting, values and expectations of the Academy will be shared, test results reviewed, and parent questions answered.

STEP 5 - ADMISSIONS ACCEPTANCE

After prayerful and serious consideration, the academy administration team will meet to determine if the Academy can meet the needs of the student and family.

If the student is accepted for admission to the Academy, they will be notified by the Admissions Director and will be prompted to proceed with the enrollment process. This includes scheduling a Finance meeting and completing the final online enrollment.

Faith Central Academy’s Standards of Ethical Conduct

1. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.

2. Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s potential. Therefore, employees will strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the bestprofessional judgment and integrity.

3. Concern for the student requires that our instructional personnel:

a. Shall make a reasonable effort to protect the student from conditions harmful to learning and/or to the student’s mental and/or physical health and/or safety.

b. Shall not unreasonably restrain a student from independent action in pursuit of learning.

c. Shall not unreasonably deny a student access to diverse points of view.
d. Shall not intentionally suppress or distort subject matter relevant to a student’s academic program.
e. Shall not intentionally expose a student to unnecessary embarrassment or disparagement. f. Shall not intentionally violate or deny a student’s legal rights.
g. Shall not harass or discriminate against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition, sexual orientation, or social and family background and shall make reasonable effort to assure that each student is protected from harassment or discrimination.
h. Shall not exploit a relationship with a student for personal gain or advantage.
i. Shall keep in confidence personally identifiable information obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves professional purposes or is required by law.

4. Aware of the importance of maintaining the respect and confidence of colleagues,
students, parents, and the community, our school employees must display the highest degree of ethical conduct. This commitment requires that our employees:

a. Shall maintain honesty in all professional dealings.

b. Shall not, based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, handicapping condition if otherwise qualified, or social and family background, deny to a colleague professional benefits or advantages or participation in anyprofessional organization.

c. Shall not interfere with a colleague’s exercise of political or civil rights and responsibilities.

d. Shall not engage in harassment or discriminatory conduct which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance of professional or work responsibilities or with the orderly processes of education or which creates a hostile, intimidating, abusive, offensive, or oppressive environment; and, further, shall make reasonable effort to assure that each individual is protected from such harassment or discrimination.

e. Shall not make malicious or intentionally false statements about a colleague.

Training Requirement

All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete training on thesestandards of ethical conduct.

Reporting Misconduct

All instructional personnel, educational support employees, and school administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel, educationalsupport employees, and school administrators, which affect the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the principal of Faith Central Academy. Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to the Directors of Faith Central Academy. Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida certified educators would be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of astudent are posted in the teacher’s workroom and on our website at www.faithcentralacademy.com

Reporting Child Abuse, Abandonment, or Neglect

All employees and agents have an affirmative duty to report all actual or suspected cases of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Call1-800-96-ABUSE or report online at: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/.

Signs of Physical Abuse: The child may have unexplained bruises, welts, cuts, or other injuries; broken bones; or burns. A child experiencing physical abuse may seem withdrawn or depressed, seem afraid to go home, or may run away, shy away from physical contact, be aggressive, or wear inappropriate clothing to hide injuries.

Signs of Sexual Abuse: The child may have torn, stained, or bloody underwear, trouble walking orsitting, pain or itching in the genital area, or a sexually transmitted disease. A child experiencing sexual abuse may have unusual knowledge of sex or act seductively, fear a particular person, seem withdrawn or depressed, gain or lose weight suddenly, shy away from physical contact, orrun away from home.

Signs of Neglect: The child may have unattended medical needs, little or no supervision at home,poor hygiene, or appear underweight. A child experiencing neglect may be frequently tired or hungry, steal food, or appear overly needy for adult attention.

Patterns of Abuse: Serious abuse usually involves a combination of factors. While a single sign may not be significant, a pattern of physical or behavioral signs is a serious indicator and should be reported.

Liability Protections

Any person, official, or institution participating in good faith in any activity authorized or required by law or reporting in good faith any instance of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the department or any law enforcement agency, shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability which might otherwise result by reason of such action. (F.S. 39.203)

An employer who discloses information about a former or current employee to a prospective employer of the former or current employee upon request of the prospective employer or of the former or current employee is immune from civil liability for such disclosure or its consequences unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the information disclosed by the former or current employer was knowingly false or violated any civil right of the former or current employee protected under F.S. Chapter 760. (F.S. 768.095)

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