First Assembly Christian School (North Carolina)

For the school in Tennessee, see First Assembly Christian School.
First Assembly Christian School
FACS
Motto Declaring God's Power to the Next Generation, One Student at a Time
Established 1976
Type Private co-educational elementary & secondary
Affiliation Non-denominational Christian
Students 820
Grades pre-K–12
Location Concord, North Carolina, USA
Colors blue & gold
Tuition $4550 – $5550
Website www.fachristianschool.com

First Assembly Christian School (FACS) is a college preparatory school founded in 1976 as a part of the ministry of First Assembly Worship Center in Concord, North Carolina. The school began as a desire to assist the members of the church in the education of their children. By 1988 there were approximately 500 students in the school. The school has had steady growth and presently numbers 820.

FACS serves a diverse population. In 2006, 130 churches were represented within the student body. The students come from surrounding cities such as Concord, Kannapolis and Charlotte and many neighboring counties including Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Stanley and Union County. The administration and pastoral staff believe that encouraging the admission of students from other areas and backgrounds provide a good opportunity to minister to the multitudes

Mission statement

It is the mission of First Assembly Christian School to provide a school in which each child may be taught the academic disciplines within a Christian context. It is also the school's mission to introduce every child to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives and to nurture their Christian growth.

Curriculum

The students enrolled at First Assembly Christian School follow the A Beka and Bob Jones curricula. Many scholarships have been awarded to students who have graduated from First Assembly. First Assembly alumni have been admitted to major universities such as Georgia Southern, UNC Charlotte, Georgia Tech, UNC Chapel Hill, Cornell University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Duke, and Columbia University. It is also believed that graduates of First Assembly are equipped spiritually to cope with the problems of life and know the One to whom they should depend upon.

Campus

The school was located at Rockland Circle in the 1970s, though the Worship Center was relocated to its present location at 150 Warren C. Coleman Boulevard in 1978. The Educational Center was not completed until 1988, and the school was relocated to its present location at that time. The current campus is home to separate elementary and high school buildings, a gymnasium, living center, worship center, two cafeterias, a multi-purpose room, a fully equipped playground, soccer and baseball fields.

High school

The high school is located 'down the hill' on its own campus with a cafeteria, two gymnasiums, performance stage, and a computer lab and science lab. Each year, the number of applications greatly increases (usually mostly African American males coming in to play football to fight for the state title), but the number of students accepted remains the same. The high school is capped at 225 students each year. The curriculum allows for Advanced Placement (AP), honors, and regular courses in various subjects.

Fine arts

First Assembly provides minimal programs through which students may showcase their talents, including a middle and high school jazz band, choral and drama department and an extensive visual art department provide a full-scale arts experience. Students also have opportunities to compete in regional as well as national exhibitions, such as the Northeast Medical Student Art Exhibit, Scholastics Art & Writing Awards, ACSI Art Shows, and the FACS Juried Show.

Athletics

FACS, home of the Eagles, offers 16 different competitive sports (especially being proud of their golf team otherwise known as the First Assembly Golf Squad) at the Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity level. First Assembly is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association. Currently the school is a member of the Metrolina Athletic Conference along with:

  • Cannon School - 3A
  • Covenant Day School - 2A
  • Northside Christian Academy - 2A
  • First Assembly Christian School - 3A
  • Gaston Christian School - 2A
  • Hickory Grove Christian School - 3A
  • Metrolina Christian Academy - 2A
  • Westminster Catawba Christian School - 2A[1]

Notes

Coordinates: 35°23′59″N 80°36′27″W / 35.3998°N 80.6074°W / 35.3998; -80.6074

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