Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
How is “On Campus Class” different from “Off Campus Class?”
What do the students do for lunch?
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 12.
What curriculum do you use?
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?
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
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.
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 7-9th
When can my child start Kindergarten?
We accept student who turn 5 by September 1st into our kindergarten class.
What grades does Fellowship Academy have?
For the 2021-2022 school year we are accepting students entering Kinder-9th grades.
What is the application process?
Do I have to be a member at Fellowship Church?
No. We require that all families are active in a Bible believing church and sign their agreement with our Statement of Faith.
Can this model work for our student if both parents work?
One of the most important ingredients in the success of the University-Model® school is an available parent who can properly work with the student. If there is an adult who can monitor and supervise the student in their “off campus class” at home or a parent’s work place, this model may work for you.
Why do you have a family interview?
University Modeled Schooling requires the school personal and families to work closely together to educate the student both spiritually and academically. It is important to establish a common set of Biblical beliefs. The family interview is a means for parents to share regarding their relationship with Christ. We also discuss specific academic needs for the student and learn about the student’s interests. Information is given about the program's off-campus class expectations. It is a chance for both parties to get to know each other better.