Guidance

Erin Martin

Dean of Students

Dean of Guidance and Culture
erin.martin@ufca.org

Hello Falcon families!

My name is Erin Martin and it is a pleasure to be on the United Faith Christian Academy team as the Dean of Students, Guidance and Culture for K-12 (and a Falcon parent too).  I link arms with the students, families and teachers to help promote an amazing academic, spiritual and memorable experience here at UFCA. In light of the wonderful gift of salvation, I will help reinforce and support the guidelines laid out in our  Student Handbook

One cool thing that I get to do include college and career preparation with our Upper School students. We will collaborate during the application process for college, scholarships and volunteering. Juniors are enrolled in SAT prep and Junior Seminar with me to learn about test prep, college application, essay and resume writing.

Students in the National Honor Society meet with me several times a year to work through the Chick Fil a Leader Academy. It’s so cool coming up with ways to serve our school and community.

Wait there’s more. I am also the 12th grade Advisor. I get to work with our Seniors to reflect on Chapel, mentor their 5th grade buddies and even chaperone their big finale Senior trip. I can’t wait to read off each name at graduation when they cross over to their next season of life. 

A smile comes to my face as I wrap up this letter. I am honored to be a part of the mission and commitment of  “impacting the world for Christ by developing and educating hearts, souls, minds and bodies through the passionate teaching of a Christ-centered curriculum in a Christ-centered environment.” 

Testing

Approved Summer School Programs

The Fine Arts program at UFCA provides students the opportunity to develop God-given talents in the visual and performing arts and opportunities to use their talents to inspire others to appreciate God’s creation.The fine arts program emphasizes critical thinking, cooperative learning, problem solving and expressions of imagination.

We offer all three AP portfolios: Drawing, 2D, and 3D.

PSAT/NMSQT

PSAT- All 9th, 10th, 11th graders take this at UFCA in October
The most common reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT are:
to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
to see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college.
to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarships Corporation (grade 11).
to help prepare for the SAT. You can become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
to receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to the Student Search Service.

Are you a homeschool family and need standardized testing?
We offer the PSAT/NMSQT for 9-11th graders in October.
As well as the Terranova for 3rd-8th graders in April.

Just contact 704-541-1742 and ask for the Guidance Counselor to make arrangements.

SAT

On-line registration available at www.collegeboard.com.
Click here for SAT Testing Accommodations Information

PSAT/SAT Customized Practice with Khan Academy

ACT

Online registration can be done at www.actstudent.org.
Click here for more information on ACT Fees
Click here ACT for Testing Accommodations

ACT practice with ACT Academy

Honors/AP

If you are interested in Honors/AP classes please take this quick Honors Self-Evaluation

The AP program allows students to take college-level courses and exams, and to earn college credit or placement while still in high school. The exam costs $94.00 and is due in October. The exams are given in May. 

AP courses offered at United Faith Christian Academy

  • AP Calculus
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP US History
  • AP Studio Art 2D/3D

A number of other AP courses are offered through North Carolina Virtual Public School. See the guidance counselor for your options.

More information on Advanced Placement and testing….

Dual Enrollment

Career and College Promise

 
The Career and College Promise Program allows high school students who qualify to enroll in community college courses while still attending their home school. These courses can be used for dual credit in order to meet high school graduation requirements as well as accumulating towards an associate’s degree or as a plan to meet general education requirements in the college or university setting.  

Summer Programs

Forensic Science Camp at Appalachian State University gives you the opportunity to investigate a suspicious arson, detect and classify fingerprints, identify unknown drugs, compare trace evidence using a microscope, and detect gunshot residue just like professional investigators.  June 24-27 or July 15-18. Cost is $459 before 3/31 ($484 after 3/31.) Pick up an application in guidance or register online at www.camps.appstate.edu

  Check out all the summer programs offered by UNC Charlotte!

 

 NC Project SEED  

The Project SEED program is accepting applications from qualified 10th and 11th grade disadvantaged students.  Project SEED is a cost-free statewide, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented students.  The program includes a paid summer internship, Saturday Academy (Sept-May), and the Princeton Review SAT Preparation course.  First year students will receive a $3000 stipend and second year students will receive $3,500. (No need for a summer job.) Qualified applicants must have completed Chemistry by the end of this school year.

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College Preparation Opportunities