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K-12 School

Starting as a K-7 school and growing to serve grades K-12

Small Classes

Small classes with an average teacher to student ratio of 1:20

Supportive

Teachers available to tutor after hours

Local

Board of Directors comprised of local community members

Our Educational Model that makes FACS unique:

Responsive Classrooms

  • Create safe classrooms and good citizens
  • Research-based program that shows students learn best when they feel safe, challenged, and happy. 

    • Five main components:

      • Morning Meeting

      • Hopes and Dreams

      • Rule Creation

      • Guided Discovery

      • Logical Consequences

  • During the first six weeks of school, students spend time learning the rules, routines, and procedures that will foster our students as independent learners and will help our classrooms run smoothly.

Project Based Learning 

  • Aligned with the NC Essential Standards in science and social studies

  •  8 Essential Elements to prepare students to be capable leaders

    • Key Knowledge and Understanding

    • Success Skills

    • Challenging Problem or Question

    • Sustained Inquiry

    • Public Product

    • Authenticity

    • Reflection

Life Skills Curriculum​

  • Specials and Electives that prepare our students to lead healthy, well-balanced lives

  • Skills taught include

    • Healthy Eating/Cooking

    • Sewing

    • Budgeting and Finance

    • Handwriting 

    • Typing

    • Child-care

    • First-Aid, CPR

    • Wilderness

    • And more!