Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What grades does FCA offer?
A. We offer three year-old preschool (must be toilet-trained) through sixth grade.
Full day Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1st of the current school year. We make no exceptions.
 
Q. How often can my preschooler come to school?
A. Your preschool student may attend 2 to 5 days per week. You enroll them for the number of days you desire for them to attend and then you choose the specific days of the week. Once you have committed, then your child’s space is reserved for those days only. Each day’s activities are designed to meet the learning and developmental needs of your preschooler. (3 years old and potty trained/practicing independant toileting.)
 
Q. What is the tuition?
A. see tuition schedule under “admissions”
 
Q. Do you have scholarships?
A. Need-based scholarships are available for Kindergarten through 6th grade students only through the Arizona Tax Credit program. Online application is required, and computers are available in the school office if the parent needs internet access. If you may not qualify for need-based funds, then pursue raising your own tax credit donations for your student through the tax credit program. Ask our office for more information. Scholarships and tax credit funds are not available for preschool.
 
Q. What are the hours?
A. Preschool and PreK: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
K – Grade 6: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Extended Care: Before school at 7:00 a.m.* – After school until 5:30 p.m.*
School Office: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*Hours may be shortened if not enough families participate.
 
Q. Is Faith Community Academy accredited?
A. FCA is a member school with the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI). Our goal is to proceed toward full accreditation with ACSI. Our K – 6th classroom teachers are certified, and our pre school and extended care programs are licensed by the State of Arizona Health Department Office of Child care Licensure.
 
Q. Is church attendance a requirement for admission?
A. No (but we do encourage church attendance!) By enrolling your child at FCA you are agreeing that we will teach your child according to our Statement of Faith and you are agreeing to support our faculty and staff concerning issues of faith and lifestyle. Please see our Statement of Faith and Family Lifestyle Statement (in the Parent Handbook) for more information.
 
Q. What does FCA’s curriculum look like?
A. We use the A Beka curriculum for all core subjects. A Beka uses an intense phonics based program for Preschool – 2nd grade with great reading success. Additional resources and programs are used for special subjects. These include (but are not limited to) Veritas Press (Bible), Bob Jones University Press (Bible), Scholastic Keys (Computers), and CSI (Christian Schools International for PE). Art, Spanish, Music, Poetry, grammar and creative writing also use a variety of text resources. We update and review our curriculum needs on a regular basis to ensure good teaching practice and good student learning.
 
Q. How do I enroll my child?
A. Visit our website, www.fcatucson.org, and click on the button to apply/enroll/re-enroll.
Call us as you have questions and we will help you complete the process.
 
Q. Is there a deadline? Will I be on a waiting list?
A. Enrollment is completed on a first come, first serve basis.
Your assurance will come the sooner you complete the process, and waiting lists do happen.