Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the benefit of enrolling my child in an accredited private school as opposed to a non-accredited private school?
A. Accredited schools usually have a higher quality curriculum and more qualified teachers. Grades and courses completed at accredited private schools are accepted in public schools if you ever wish to transfer your child. In addition, if your child intends to seek admission to a college or university, a diploma from a non-accredited high school may not be recognized for meeting admission requirements. A valedictorian from an accredited private school receives the monetary stipend given by the state to those attending public schools (from the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission FAQ page).
Q. Are students required to wear uniforms?
A. Students in K5-12th grade are required to wear uniforms.
Q. Do you offer a hot lunch program?
A. Yes, we offer hot lunch options through our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) and Upper School fundraising program.
Q. Are there any discounts on tuition?
A. Yes, we provide a multiple student discount. Please see our Fee Schedule under Admissions/Tuition & Fees.
Q. Does the school offer scholarships?
A. At this time we do not offer any scholarships. However, we do strive to maintain affordable tuition rates each year.
Q. Are you currently hiring or accepting resumes?
A. We are always interested in new talent. Please send your resume with a cover letter directly to jbell@firewheelca.org.
Q. Does the school teach a denomination?
A. Firewheel Christian Academy (FCA) focuses on teaching our students biblical principles without focusing on denominational differences.
Q. What curriculum does the school use?
A. We primarily use materials published by Abeka and BJU Press for our core academic subject areas. Additionally, we have adopted Pearson for our Math curriculum.
Q. What is your highest grade level?
A. Our current offerings serve students in K4-12th grade.
Q. Does your Early Education program offer care for infants?
A. Our Early Education program is committed to ministering and teaching children 6 months to 3 years old.
Q. At what age can students begin to play team sports?
A. Depending on the league, most competitive sports are offered to students in grades 3-8.
Q. What does the Registration Fee cover?
A. The annual registration fee covers the application process, testing, curriculum use, school supplies, parent portal fee, Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) membership and a school spirit shirt.
Q. Are students required to do STAAR testing?
A. At FCA we use TERRANOVA for yearly standardized testing. Additionally, we offer formative assessments throughout the academic year. These assessments provide us with multiple opportunities to address students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Q. Do you have programs to support students with learning differences?
A. Yes, we offer a Learning Lab that is designed to work with students in the area of Reading and Math.
Q. Do you serve the Homeschool community?
A. Yes, Home Eagles offers families in 5th-12th grade opportunities to take core and elective courses on our campus.

Have More Questions?

If you have another question not covered here please contact us via the link below or call the school office at (972) 495-0851 during normal business hours and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Office and School Hours

During the school year, our regular office and school hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

During the summer, our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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