At Faith Christian Academy, our secondary is a place where students are given the freedom to ask, “Why?” at the same time they are being equipped to discover the answers they are seeking. Secondary students are introduced and reintroduced to the Great Books of the ages. They are engaged in Socratic dialogue and still are pointed toward the God of the universe. Conversations around great literature or Great Ideas that begin in the classroom, often continue after the bell rings.
The Bible Department seeks to love the true person and work of Christ and to form a rich knowledge of God through meditative study of His Word. The goal of our instruction is to cultivate a genuine love of God and others issuing from a pure heart, good conscience, and a sincere faith.
The Humanities Department includes a study in history, philosophy, literature, writing, and the arts considering God’s Word. We seek to lead students into a conversation and deeper understanding of the social, religious, and cultural aspects which have informed humanity’s examination of human nature, human society, and man’s relationship to God as it is expressed in narrative and cultural practice while providing opportunities for students to examine themselves in light of Truth found. We seek to provide tools and opportunities for students to engage in The Great Conversation, appreciate the English language, grow in their recognition and appreciation of beauty, and mature in their engagement with literature and language. Our literature choices and reading selections relate to what T. S. Eliot described as “the permanent things” – to the splendor and tragedy of the human condition, to constant moral insights, to the spectacle of human history, to love of community and country, and to the achievements of right reason, conferring upon the rising generation a sense of what it is to be fully human, and a knowledge of what great men and women of imagination have imparted to Western civilization over the centuries. Upon leaving FCA, it is our hope that our students go into the world as good men writing and speaking well out of the abundance of a good heart.
The Secondary Science Department includes studies in physical and general science, biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, and physiology. Through exploration and discovery, we seek to create wonder and appreciation while inspiring students to embrace stewardship of God’s creation. We endeavor to lead our students through inquiry and hands-on learning and to engage them in discovering the order that is hidden within Creation’s complex beauty. We are committed to teaching the scientific method, discussing the implications of man’s discoveries, and exploring the contributions of past and present scientists, naturists, and anatomists. We aim to graduate students that are informed, inquisitive investigators who are able to view the beauty of the world with a balanced approach to scientific advancement and Christian charity.