Christ-centered College Preparatory

From Transitional Kindergarten to High School we pursue academic excellence that is centered around God’s word throughout the school.

College preparation begins in Middle School with opportunities to take the first level of foreign language and advanced math for qualified students. Students at United Faith Christian Academy have also competed successfully in various academic competitions such as the ACSI Spelling Bee and the Math Olympics. High School students are placed on a four-year academic plan to best position themselves for college acceptances.

Our curriculum is varied and offers distinctive courses such as Culinary Arts, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. In addition we offer ESL classes for our international students.

Spiritual Life

United Faith Christian Academy offers all students the opportunity to know and accept Christ as Savior, to understand and live out their lives according to a Christian worldview, and to identify their unique talents and abilities so that they might use those gifts to impact the world for Christ.

We endeavor to fulfill this vision through the offering of a Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum, a faculty who models authentically their own spiritual development in Christ, and the regular use of inspirational chapels, student mentoring groups, and meaningful service learning opportunities.

Preparation for Life

The goal of the Spiritual Development Department is for every student to be transformed by his or her experience at United Faith Christian Academy. Our prayer is that all of our students have a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and are adequately prepared to continue growing spiritually as they live out the rest of their lives beyond these walls.

Curriculum

In the Elementary School, students learn about the important themes from each book in the Old and New Testament, memorize key Bible verses, and study the lives of significant biblical characters. Emphasis is placed on applying biblical truth in their everyday lives. Opportunity for worship is given in both the classroom and in the weekly chapel services.

In the Middle School, students will focus studying the books of the Bible and learn how to defend their faith.  In 6th and 7th grades we use Route 66 Curriculum.  The students in 6th grade will focus their study on the books of the Old Testament.  The students in 7th grade will focus their study on the books of the New Testament.  The students in 8th grade will begin to learn how to defend their Christian faith as they study the extensive evidence for Christ.

In the High School, we stress the importance of students “owning their faith” – knowing what and why they believe. In 9th and 10th grade, students will be provided an overview of the content and themes of both the Old and New Testament, with emphasis on the unifying theme of redemption and the relevance of God’s truth for contemporary life. In 11th grade, they will study how the Bible came into existence and why Christians believe in its reliability, authenticity, and authority. In 12th grade, a year-long look at the biblical Christian worldview is presented and then compared with the five prevalent worldviews of Islam, Cosmic Humanism (New Age), Secular Humanism, Marxism, and Postmodernism.

Beyond the curriculum, all Upper School students (Grades 6th–12th) are given ample opportunities to express their faith through weekly chapel services and community service projects.

Preschool (Pre-2, Pre-3, Pre-4, & TK)

Preschoolers in our care will experience age-appropriate curriculum with the goal of kindergarten readiness being achieved at the 4-year-old level.

Our curriculum will include:

  • Stories and lessons
  •  Bible
  • Handwriting
  • Colors and numbers
  •  Letter recognition and sound
  •  Handwriting
  • Simple math
  • Simple reading

Curriculum enrichment:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Chapel
  • Recreational and Physical Education

Lower School (K – 5th)

UFCA’s Lower School produces students who are equipped with the academic, social, and spiritual tools needed to succeed in middle school.

English

 The objective is to foster an appreciation of language as a gift from God.  Students will develop the correct use of English grammar in written and oral communication.  They will use the writing process to create different types of composition and develop clear and effective writing skills.

Reading

The objective is to develop a love of reading through stories and literature.  Students will be challenged to use critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills while examining a text.

Spelling

The objective is use God’s gift of language to communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and feelings.  Students will use spelling as one of the tools needed for effective written communication.

Math

The objective is to glorify God for his created order as seen through mathematics; to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, model through mathematics, reason abstractly and quantitatively, use appropriate tools strategically, develop speed and accuracy in computation, and bring math to real-world problems.

Science

The objective is to develop a knowledge of God as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, encourage Christian growth, and promote scientific literacy.  Students learn the scientific method, foundational science facts and skills for further science instruction. Science will inspire curiosity, wonder, and appreciation of God’s Creation.

Social Studies

The objective is to explore history, geography, government, economics, and culture skills, as well as a knowledge of God and Christian.  Students learn that history is the past acts of God and of humans from Creation to present. Civics, as the study of rights and responsibilities of citizenship, is also emphasized as God expects Christians to love and serve one another.

Enrichment

Enrichment opportunities at UFCA focus on the whole child, developing the mind, body and spirit to reflect the creativity of our God.

Lower school serves weekly in chapel through student-led  prayer and praise time. 

Weekly enrichment events include art, computer, foreign language, physical education, library, chorus, band and performance opportunities. After-school clubs are also available based upon interests of current students.

New for Fall 2020!

The LEGO WeDo 2.0 for 3rd through 5th grade allows students to use their creativity to build machines and robots. Based upon the latest science standards WeDo 2.0 was created to enhance students’ curiosity and science skills. In conjunction with tablets or computers students use LEGO’s to practice programming concepts relating to life, physical, earth, and space sciences, as well as engineering. 

Middle School (6th – 8th)

UFCA’s middle school produces students who are equipped with the academic, social and spiritual tools needed to navigate the transition from lower school to high school.

Bible

The objective is to build a foundation of biblical knowledge that makes Jesus relevant and personal to our students. Our desire is that they know Him and find their identity in Him.

English

 The objective is to explore God’s  gift of language and communication through the intentional study of grammar and composition and the critical analysis of various works of literature from across all genres and periods. Our goal is to produce confident communicators who articulate their faith and impact their world with their words.

Math

The objective is to glorify God for his created order as seen through mathematics; to develop thinking and reasoning skills by providing advanced knowledge of varied mathematical concepts including number systems, operations, equations, and functions; to develop problem-solving abilities, speed and accuracy in computation; and ultimately, to bring mathematics to life.

Science

The objective is to illuminate the scholar’s knowledge of the natural world and the laws which govern it. Students will survey the elements and their interactions, identify and analyze the composition of matter, and  investigate living organisms. They will develop an appreciation for the design of God’s creation, study their role in sustaining life on our planet, and explore relevant careers.

Social Studies

The objective is to explore ancient through modern history in light of a biblical worldview while challenging students to analyze their personal role in history, government, economics, and geographical concerns relevant to their world. Emphasis is placed on citizenship and patriotism.

Electives

The objective of electives is to develop the whole student.  There are many opportunities to develop their God-given talents and see how God speaks through the Arts.  Possible electives for Middle School are Theatre, Studio Art, Praise Band, CjROTC (starting in 8th grade), and fitness.

New for Fall 2020!

The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Set is the go-to STEAM learning tool for grade 6-8th grade students. Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime continuously engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. This program helps students learn the essential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow.

High School (9th – 12th)

UFCA’s college preparatory high school produces students who are equipped with the academic, social and spiritual tools needed to serve, lead and succeed in their private and professional lives.

Bible

The objectives of our Bible courses at UFCA are to provide an overview of the content and themes of both the Old and New Testament, to study the historical accuracy of the Bible and its relevance  today, and to establish a biblical Christian worldview that can be defended in the context of other prominent worldviews.  

English -4 Credits

 The objective is to explore God’s  gift of language and communication through the intentional study of grammar and composition and the critical analysis of various works of literature from across all genres and periods. Our goal is to produce confident communicators who articulate their faith and impact their world with their words.

Math - 4 Credits

The objective is to glorify God for his created order as seen through mathematics; to develop thinking and reasoning skills by providing advanced knowledge of varied mathematical concepts including number systems, operations, equations, and functions; to develop problem-solving abilities, speed and accuracy in computation; and ultimately, to bring mathematics to life.

Science - 4 Credits

The objective is to illuminate the scholar’s knowledge of the natural world and the laws which govern it. Students will survey the elements and their interactions, identify and analyze the composition of matter, and  investigate living organisms. They will develop an appreciation for the design of God’s creation, study their role in sustaining life on our planet, and explore relevant careers.

Social Studies - 4 credits

The objective is to explore ancient through modern history in light of a biblical worldview while challenging students to analyze their personal role in history, government, economics, and geographical concerns relevant to their world. Emphasis is placed on citizenship and patriotism.

Electives

The objective of electives is to develop the whole student.  There are many opportunities to develop their God-given talents and see how God speaks through the Arts.  Possible electives for High School are Theatre, Studio Art, Praise Band, CjROTC, and fitness.

National Honor Society

The purpose of the National Honor Society is to elevate students’ academics, leadership, and community engagement. 
 
The four values of the NHS, leadership, academics, character, and service, must be shown in a student application and teacher recommendation to the National Honor Society. 

Scholarship

National guidelines require you to be in grades 10-12 and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Service

Part of your application will ask you to detail your experiences in service work,  These hours could be serving at church, organizing clothing or food drives, participating in clean up days on campus, or voluntarily tutoring younger students.

Leadership

Students will highlight your experiences taking leadership roles in school and community activities. This could include things like being a team captain, organizing a youth group, or being a part of student government. NHS specifically seeks student leaders who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors.

Character

Finally, to gain membership to the NHS, you will need to prove that you’re cooperative, responsible, reliable and honest. You should have a clean disciplinary record and show respect and courtesy to those around you at UFCA.

Member Benefits