Frequently Asked Questions 

Student Life

What is the dress code?


Fellowship Academy’s dress code is intended to encourage modesty and decency and to minimize the use of clothing as a significant means of establishing identity or social status.

  • Basic uniform is:

    • Purple, white or navy polos or dress shirt

    • Black, khaki or blue pants / shorts / skirts

    • Fellowship Academy t-shirts may be worn




How is “On Campus Class” different from “Off Campus Class?”


“On Campus Class” involves the student in a classroom with peers and a teacher. The class will work through lessons and concepts in whole class, small group or individual settings. The teacher will provide instruction, guidance, and support. "Off Campus Class” will happen outside of school. On these days the student will work through the lessons assigned by the teacher. Parents with this role will receive instructions from the classroom teacher on a regular basis outlining homework assignments, follow-up study over covered material, and preparation or review needed for their next class. They will also bear the primary responsibility for direct instruction in some aspects of the course, such as spelling, and monitoring their child's academic progress (including the timely submission of all assignments). This support must be given for the student to learn adequately and the recieve the best possible education. 4th–8th grade parents must be available at home to go over the assignments given by the classroom teacher and provide instruction for the lesson instructions as needed by the students. Parents will encourage and supervise the completion of all work and help facilitate special projects.




What do the students do for lunch?


Students will need to bring a lunch. The whole school will dine in the Kid Zone room with open seating.

On Thursdays we offer a "Subway for Lunch" program. Families wishing to participate can set up an account at Subway in Liberty Hill. Orders for anything on the Subway menu are turned in on Wednesday by 2:00. The Subway meal is delivered by lunch time on Thursdays.




What electives are available?


Students may sign up for art, PE. band, computer basics or music classes.




What are your class sizes?


We restrict our class size to 10 students for grades K-5th. Junior High and High School classes are capped at 14.





Academics

What curriculum do you use?


  • Fellowship Academy follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. We are support by the following texts:
    • BJU Press Math
    • BJU Press Heritage Series
    • BJU Press Spelling
    • Christian Liberty Press Phonics
    • Reading A-Z
    • Apologia Press Who is God?




Is this a Homeschool Co-op?


No. Our model is a unique, college simulated program integrating professional instruction of highly qualified instructors and independent study. Because of our alternative education model and university schedule, homeschooling families do use us as a resource, and we are happy they are able to do so.




Are your teachers certified?


Yes. All our teachers have a valid teachers certification.




Do you teach cursive?


Yes. All of our students in 3rd-5th grades are instructed in cursive. Research has shown this writing style has cognitive benefits for our students.




Do your students take the Texas Staar test?


Fellowship Academy takes the Terra Nova 3 Achievement test every spring for K-8th grade. This test provides teachers and parents insight into what is being learned. The results are used to guide teachers and parents in future instruction.




What is the parent’s role in this model of schooling?


  • Parents are uniquely positioned to instruct their children as they possess special knowledge of their child’s learning style and capability as well as the relational experience to deliver private instruction in a relaxed environment. The following are definitions that can help explain the parent role at home in the teaching process
    • Home Teacher
      The parent must be available to teach the lessons on the days the student is home. Instruction must be given in order for the student to receive adequate training and the best possible education. This is needed primarily at the K-3rd grade level
    • Co-Teachers
      The parent must be available at home to go over the assignments given by the classroom teacher and provide instruction for the lessons as needed by the students. They will encourage and supervise the completion of all work and help facilitate special projects. Co-teachers are needed primarily at the 4th-6th grade level.
    • Course Monitor
      Parent must be available on the days the student is at home to monitor the success and completion of work and by their signature on assignment sheets verify that the work completed is the student’s. The role of parent as monitor will be done at the 7-8th grade level to varying degrees.





Enrollment

What is the dress code?


Fellowship Academy’s dress code is intended to encourage modesty and decency and to minimize the use of clothing as a significant means of establishing identity or social status.

  • Basic uniform is:

    • Purple, white or navy polos or dress shirt

    • Black, khaki or blue pants / shorts / skirts

    • Fellowship Academy t-shirts may be worn




How is “On Campus Class” different from “Off Campus Class?”


“On Campus Class” involves the student in a classroom with peers and a teacher. The class will work through lessons and concepts in whole class, small group or individual settings. The teacher will provide instruction, guidance, and support. "Off Campus Class” will happen outside of school. On these days the student will work through the lessons assigned by the teacher. Parents with this role will receive instructions from the classroom teacher on a regular basis outlining homework assignments, follow-up study over covered material, and preparation or review needed for their next class. They will also bear the primary responsibility for direct instruction in some aspects of the course, such as spelling, and monitoring their child's academic progress (including the timely submission of all assignments). This support must be given for the student to learn adequately and the recieve the best possible education. 4th–8th grade parents must be available at home to go over the assignments given by the classroom teacher and provide instruction for the lesson instructions as needed by the students. Parents will encourage and supervise the completion of all work and help facilitate special projects.




What do the students do for lunch?


Students will need to bring a lunch. The whole school will dine in the Kid Zone room with open seating.

On Thursdays we offer a "Subway for Lunch" program. Families wishing to participate can set up an account at Subway in Liberty Hill. Orders for anything on the Subway menu are turned in on Wednesday by 2:00. The Subway meal is delivered by lunch time on Thursdays.




What electives are available?


Students may sign up for art, PE. band, computer basics or music classes.




What are your class sizes?


We restrict our class size to 10 students for grades K-5th. Junior High and High School classes are capped at 14.