Welcome International Students
Welcome to the First Christian International Academy Students page. We would like to welcome you to our community and glad you are interested in getting more information about our school. We also work very close with San Jacinto Jr. College. We are excited that you have chosen our school for your education.
First Christian Academy is recognized by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) as a (SEVIS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, approved school with the ability to issue I-20 forms. An I-20 Form from “FCA” will allow you to obtain a United States F-type Student Visa. “FCA” is listed on the SEVIS web site Here
International students have two choices with our school. The student can choose to do their classes online in their foreign country , or come to Pearland TX, and take part in the campus private school.
FEATURES & BENEFITS FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOL
•Teacher Led Individualized Instruction •Choice of Curriculum •Enroll Anytime Throughout the Year •Accredited Diploma •Individualization Curriculum Plan •Bible Based Curriculum - King James •College Preparatory Curriculum •Support via Chat, Email, Phone and/or Join.Me •Flexible & Convenient Schedule •AP & Honors Courses •Credit Recovery •Affordable Monthly Payment Plan
1st Christian Academy & Online Virtual School exists to support parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and train their children. FCA provides opportunities that allow students to experience academic and spiritual development through an individualized, Christ-centered Curriculum. Parents now have the option to choose Computer-based OR Paper-based Curriculum
ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CURRICULUM (3rd-12th Grade)
At First Christian Academy-Online, we use the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE)
curriculum. The ACE curriculum is different from other curriculum. For over 40 years, it has been the trendsetter in Biblical education reform. Its philosophy is built on basic principles of the Word of God. Students are taught to see life from God's point of view, to take responsibility for their own learning, and to walk in Godly wisdom and character. Accelerated Christian Education is not just a publisher but a comprehensive Bible-based program that serves both the campus-based school and the home school.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ACE CURRICULUM:
•Biblical, Character-Based Education •Individualized Education •Mastery-Based Academic Excellence •Multimedia and Computer Technology •Training and Convention Workshops •Student Opportunities for Character Development and Ministry •Goal Setting Skills •Diagnostic Testing •Independent Habits •Advanced Placement
The ACE curriculum uses PACES to teach students the content of most of the subjects.
WHAT IS A PACE?
Accelerated Christian Education has taken the conventional styled textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, work-texts called PACES. Each PACE is similar to a unit in a textbook. Each level consists of 12 PACES in each subject. PACES integrate Godly character-building lessons into academic content, and self-instructional activities are carefully designed to develop thinking skill and create mastery learning.
Students begin their PACE work by noting their goals, the concepts they will learn, a Bible verse, and a corresponding character trait. From the beginning of each PACE, they know what is expected and assume the responsibility for their own learning!
Full-colored explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the interesting text material.
Since 1970, ACE PACES have proven to be effective tools for goal setting and for achieving academic excellence.
CURRICULUM CHOICE REVIEW OF IGNITIA (3/4th -12th Grade)
Reignite the passion of learning with the newest learning management system from Alpha Omega Publications. This comprehensive curriculum for students in grades 3 through 12 includes lessons in five core subject areas: Bible, language arts, math, science, and history and geography, with a diverse list of electives also available. Ignitia courses are not only rigorous and interactive, but provide instruction based on a Christian worldview, encouraging students to consider challenging questions from a biblical perspective.
Courses include text-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests that engage students while they learn. Optional external web links, interactive learning games, audio and video clips, and off-computer assignments help students develop the skills necessary for academic success in a media-rich environment.
Ignitia addresses both short and long-term challenges faced by Christian educators as they integrate technology into their school environment. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface supports digital literacy with interactive lessons available online anytime. With unsurpassed administrative controls, teachers can customize courses to accommodate differentiated learning, plan in advance with progressive scheduling and calendar options, and easily create data-rich reports with advanced filtering functions. With Ignitia, Christian schools benefit from the latest digital technology available in the Christian market while holding true to traditional values founded on faith.
We have welcomed students in the past years from Vietnam, South Korea, Africa, Fiji, India, China, Switzerland, and the Mexico. We hope that your experience in Houston/Pearland area at First Christian Academy is a great experience for you.