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Foundation Academy

Virtual Learning (FAVL)

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Foundation Academy partners with families and the church to build a foundation for life through Christ-centered education. We understand that every student has a unique situation and may better excel in a flexible learning environment while still pursuing a solid foundation through the church and Christian-based curriculum. Foundation Academy Virtual Learning (FAVL) is a division of Foundation Academy providing families the flexibility to balance their priorities and values while pursuing Kingdom Education in a self-paced, digital learning environment outside of the conventional school schedule for grades six through twelve.

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Why FAVL?

A Christian-Based Curriculum
Self-paced Asynchronous Learning
Subject Certified Teachers
NCAA Eligible Courses
23+ Dual Enrollment Courses
Become part of the FA Culture
Participate in Virtual or In-person Chapel
Participate in Extracurricular Activities & Athletics
Earn a Foundation Academy Diploma
Graduation Ceremony and be part of a 65+ Year Tradition
10.5 Million in Collegiate Scholarships Award (’22)

FAVL & Sevenstar

Foundation Academy is proud to deliver a virtual curriculum through our partnership with Sevenstar. For 15 years, Sevenstar has had the honor of partnering with Christian schools and families from around the world to provide an academically rigorous online program that fosters a biblical worldview. Sevenstar offers more than 100 courses for 6th-12th grade as well as dual credit courses from leading Christian colleges and universities. Courses exceed all national standards and recommendations and combine a high level of academic rigor with intentional biblical integration for schools that want to provide the best in Christian education. Sevenstar staff desires to help students process information and think critically in the context of a biblical worldview.

Sevenstar Academy is accredited by the North Central Association, an accreditation division of AdvancED. AP  courses are College Board approved, and many courses have gone through an additional approval process for the University of California (UC/CSU) system. Sevenstar also has a wide selection of courses that are cleared for use by the NCAA for elite athletes.

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Best Fit for Virtual Learning

Students within the Foundation Academy Virtual Learning program are those looking to thrive academically and grow spiritually within a structured and academically rigorous environment. Students may work at their own pace but must complete courses by a designated end date set in partnership with the family and Foundation Academy.  Missionary families, elite-level student-athletes, or those with medical constraints may be among those interested in an asynchronous learning opportunity. Here are a few questions to consider when looking into the virtual learning program… 

Is my student a self-motivated learner?
Is my student a self-directed learner?
Has my student previously been successful in this content area?
Does my student possess the necessary technical skills, and have computer and internet access?

Testimonials

“We started FAVL due to the scheduling component.  Our daughter was in a competitive sport that required multiple hours of practice per day.  FAVL allowed us to keep up with the practices while still focusing on our academics.”

“Our family took advantage of the virtual academy to work at our own pace and still be part of the FA Family”

An unexpected plus for us out of this program were the competencies [our daughter] gained…organization skills, flexibility, accountability, communication skills, and her new-found ability to advocate for herself.   Our daughter is much more confident and self-reliant than she was at the start of the school year.”

“I learned how to communicate any questions I had and keep organized” 

“If your child has the ambition and desire to learn and ask questions, this program can teach them so much more than just what is on the syllabus. The skills [our child] has obtained go beyond the classroom and I am extremely proud of the growth this past year.”

The Foundation Academy Student Services Team

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Sarah Gibson

Academic Advisor/FAVL Director

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Carol Caines

Director of Student Services & College Placement 

carol.caines@suzhoujingpin.com
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