The mission First Baptist Christian Academy is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence with a biblical worldview.
First Baptist Christian Academy is located at the edge of Pasadena, Texas and within short driving distance of neighboring La Porte, Deer Park, Clear Lake, and Seabrook. (Click here for the Map & Direction)
Founded in 1993, FBCA is a comprehensive, fully accredited, college preparatory Christian school enrolling 500+ students in grades PK - 12. A ministry of First Baptist Church Pasadena, the academy enjoys a multi denominational body of students and faculty.
Students are challenged to develop a vital, daily walk with the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible classes, chapel services, Christian curriculum, community service, and godly staff members who are genuine Christian role models.
First Baptist Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist School (TEPSAC/NCPSA approved). FBCA is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools and the Texas Private School Association.
All teachers are dedicated, degreed Christian professionals and are ACSI certified. Many have advanced degrees and additional educator certifications.
FBCA students complete the graduation credits required for the Texas Foundation Program. Advanced courses include AP English Literature, AP English Language, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Computer Science, and Advanced Academic Topics. Dual credit courses (US History, Biology, Bible, Pre-Calculus, Calculus) taught on campus under the auspices of Colorado Christian University. English, sociology, psychology, and others are offered via San Jacinto College. Electives include choir, theatre, speech, BCIS, personal finance, college readiness, journalism, art, band, and weight training.
Stanford Achievement Test 2017:
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The weighted grade point system of 5.0 is used. It is based on students' numeric semester averages in all courses taken. Honors/AP classes are weighted with an extra point added to the GPA. Only classes taken at FBCA will be included in GPA determination for honors; however, all high school classes are used for transcripts. FBCA ranks only the top 10% students because of small class sizes.
The grading scale: A = 90 - 100 B = 80 - 89 C = 75 - 79 D = 70 - 74 F = 0 - 69
Students participate and have advanced in regional and State competitions for academics, fine arts, and athletics through ACSI and TAPPS as well as Euro-Challenge, Texas Youth in Government, Mock Trial, National History Day, and other events. On campus high school organizations include National Honor Society, Student Council, and Student Leadership Institute.
Boys - Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
Girls - Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Track & Field
Boys - Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
Girls - Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis Golf, Track & Field
The graduation rate is 99% for all senior classes and approximately 97% of all graduates attend a college or university upon graduation. Among the colleges attended by recent graduates are Texas A&M, Baylor, University of Houston, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Houston Baptist, Georgia Tech, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Rochester, St. Thomas, University of Arkansas, Oklahoma Christian, East Texas Baptist, UT Arlington, Embry-Riddle, Angelo State, Trinity, San Jacinto, Blinn College, University of Texas, Texas Christian University, Howard Payne, Colorado Boulder, Tarleton State, and Dallas Baptist University. The Class of 2016 was offered scholarships in excess of $1,709,800 with 73% of the class receiving offers.
Head of School - Freddie Cullins High School Principal and Academic Dean - Toni Shuman
Elementary Principal - Cindy McDonald Athletic Director - Justin Larsen
FBCA test average grade equivalent