College Guidance

Bronson
Tonya Bronson
Director of College Guidance
United Faith Christian Academy 
704-541-1742 x 229
Hi Falcon Families!

 

I’m Tonya Bronson, and it’s an honor to serve as Director of College Guidance at United Faith Christian Academy (UFCA).
For the past six years I served as Admissions Director at UFCA, and I’m passionate about the mission of our school.  It’s a privilege to work at a school where Biblical integration is seamlessly woven into everything we do, allowing students to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.   I love the opportunity students are given to step out of their comfort zones and discover their God-given gifts.
My favorite memory at UFCA was attending commencement my first year as Admissions Director.  I didn’t know the graduating class as well as my colleagues.  Having only been exposed to larger school settings,  I was touched by the family atmosphere at UFCA and how each individual faculty and student adds value to the community.
I’m excited to have the opportunity to work more closely with students and families at the high school level.  As a parent of a college student, I understand that navigating the college admissions process can seem complex.  As a resource and point of contact for our integrated college guidance, my goal is to ensure each student knows they are valued, unique, and well-equipped with guidance and resources.
Go Falcons!

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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