Financial Aid & Tuition

Complete a New Family application on the Step Up for Students website at https://www.stepupforstudents.org

Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer Florida School Choice scholarships for Florida school children, including the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO), and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA).

The state determines the scholarship award amounts. You can access the current rates here:

FTC FES EO Award Amounts 2023-24

Unique Abilities Award Amounts 2023-24

  1. Complete a new student application on the FCA Admissions page.
  2. Once the application is submitted, provide your child’s award information (Award ID) to cmichelson@fcaangels.com
    • We will need to know which scholarship your child has been awarded (FTC, FES-EO, or FES-UA) and the child’s Award ID.
  3. After the student is enrolled, FCA will submit an enrollment form to Step Up for your child. 4. Approve the enrollment form through your EMA portal.
  1. Provide a copy of your child’s award information to cmichelson@fcaangels.com
  2. We will need to know which scholarship your child has been awarded (FTC, FES-EO, or FES-UA) and the child’s Award ID.
    • Once FCA receives your child’s award letter, your FACTS account will be updated and an enrollment form will be submitted to Step Up for your child.
  3. Approve the enrollment form through your EMA portal.

Scholarships are limited to one per student per school year. Scholarships cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

Due to the new School Choice legislation, ALL kindergarten-12th grade students who live in the state of Florida, are now eligible to receive funds that can be used to cover the cost of private education.

The award amounts from these scholarships, while they vary, may only cover part of our tuition, so there is a portion that you may be responsible for. Award money is applied to tuition first, then any remaining can go towards fees.

Scholarships may not cover our full tuition, leaving families responsible for a portion. We offer several options for paying your part of tuition. 

General School Information and Programs

  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (AM): 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (PM): 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Lower School (K5-5th): 8:30 am- 2:50 pm
  • Upper School (6th-12th): 8:40 am – 3:25 pm
  • Before Care (VPK-12th): 7:00 am – Start of school
  • After Care (VPK-5th):  After school – 6:00 pm

Morning care begins as early as 7:00am. After care is only available for VPK-5th grade students at the lower school, and is provided until 6:00pm. Rates and fees are available under the programs tab.

Yes, all students in VPK-12th grades wear uniforms. The uniforms consist of a collared polo shirt and khakis, slacks, or a skirt.

In our VPK program, if more than 11 students are in a classroom, a full-time aid will be provided. In K5-3rd grades, our goal is to have no more than 18 students per classroom. In 4th-12th grades, our goal is to have no more than 22 students per classroom.

Faith Christian Academy currently has teams in Cross Country, Volleyball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Basketball. Students may begin participating in 5th grade.


In our Lower School, FCA uses BJU Press and Purposeful Design. In the Upper School, our students will primarily use BJU Press, Sadlier Grammar and Vocabulary, and a limited variety of other resources that align with the values of our school.

Yes, each student will have a Bible class each day. Each student will also attend a chapel service once a week. Dress code is the same for chapel days.

Currently our Upper School offers Honors/advanced Math classes 7th-12th grades and several AP courses in 11th and 12th grades. We hope to provide more honors/advanced courses in other core courses in the future.  We also are partnered with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) with a dual enrollment program. This allows juniors and seniors who have passed FSCJ’s dual enrollment test and meet their GPA requirements to take college courses and earn both college & high school credits simultaneously. Most dual enrollment courses are online.

Enrollment / Admissions

Yes. However, because we are a small school we do not have resources to support some accommodations or any modifications. The same admission procedures are in effect for all students; however, we may not be able to fulfill all educational accommodations based on the services we offer. All students are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis and evaluated based on their needs and the resources available at Faith Christian Academy.

All students applying to Faith Christian Academy must go through our application process, which consists of application and gathering of academic records, possible entrance testing, an interview, then the family is notified of acceptance or denial. This means that their enrollment is not based simply on receiving a scholarship award letter alone. 

Yes, we would love to show you around our campus and answer any questions you may have! The Admissions Director is your point of contact for tour requests.

Applications are completed online.

Tours and shadow days are available. To schedule a tour please contact Kstrauder@fcaangels.com

  • Copy of current grades (progress report, report card, etc.)
  • Final report card from previous school year (1st-8th grade) or transcript (9th-11th grade)
  • Copy of standardized or academic testing
  • Most current IEP or 504 if applicable
  • An Administrative Evaluation will be emailed to the contact you provide

Applicants for kindergarten through 12th grade may be required to take an entrance exam. Applicants are put through a first review (academic and behavior records) by administration. If administration wishes to move forward with the applicant, you will then be invited to take the next steps, which may include an entrance exam. This is not a placement test. It is used in determining if a student is on grade level.

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Florida Health Department Shot Record (Dated within 1 year)
  • Florida Health Department Physical (Dated within 1 year)
  • Student Social Security Card
  • Scholarship Documentation (Kindergarten – 12th grades, if applicable)

If your student was accepted, please refer to the acceptance email and documents you received and follow the instructions listed there.

FCA does not carry the current year’s wait pool over to the next year and does not accept early applications for future academic cycles. The admission process starts fresh every March for the following school year.