online site builder

FHCA NEWS

Important News and Updates for FHCA On and Off-Campus Families!

Important News!

We hope you are off to a great start to this current school year! Remember that the first quarter is just about over for most of you, so don't forget to turn in your report cards. See more info below.

Paying Enrollment Fees: Due to adjustments being made to our new web site, some parents' payments have not been received. You should be aware, according to the laws of Tennessee, that your child(ren) are not considered enrolled in school if your fees are not paid (or payment arrangements made). If you still need to pay your annual enrollment fee, you may use two methods:
1) Use this credit card form* and mail to address below. (Credit does not work on-line. You must print the form, fill it out by hand, and then mail it to us.) Another option is to call the school office (901-872-0828) between 8:30-2:30 week days and give the credit info by phone.
2) Or mail a check or money order to our address :
FHCA
PO Box 280758
Memphis, TN 38168
*A four dollar convenience fee per family will need to be added to the total if you pay by credit/debit card.

Curriculum Form: If you haven't yet filled out the Curriculum Page and submitted it, we need that too. The form is available here. Be sure to fill in the name of the official School District in which your family lives.

Back to School Meeting
Parents who have not attended a Parents Orientation meeting this school year (summer senior meetings are acceptable) should plan to come to Faith Heritage Christian Academy, 4274 Duncan Rd., Millington, TN on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30 p.m.

English Teacher needed: We are currently in need of an English teacher for middle-school and high school at our on-campus day school during morning hours. If you know someone who may be interested in teaching English (ideally a retired teacher), please let us know ASAP. Thanks!

ALL JUNIOR AND SENIORS: BALFOUR will be at our school campus to meet with juniors and seniors and parents on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 10:00 a.m. to present class rings, graduation products, and info on graduation etiquette. They will also measure seniors for their caps & gown. Balfour will return to the school campus on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 10:00 a.m., to receive orders. Purchases are optional, of course. Your cap & gown rental are already covered in your senior enrollment fees. If you cannot make the meeting, you must send your senior’s height and weight to us by the end of October, 2018. You may also make purchases from Balfour’s website.

ONLY SENIORS: Don’t forget to sign up for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship before November 1st. You will receive very important instructions after you sign up at http://www.TNPromise.gov/

ONLY SENIORS: FAFSA application for 2019-2020 (Financial Aid application) opens up on October 1st at www.FAFSA.gov. You MUST submit this application, based on your (student’s and parents’) 2017 Federal Tax Statements, at least by the end of January, 2019.

Voting in Upcoming Elections
We encourage each American citizen, who is of voting age, to participate in local, state, and Federal elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Early voting is also available at a location near you. Voter guides may be secured in a variety of places or web sites. Such sites are represented in part by the following:
https://afaaction.net
https://factn.org/
Family Research Council - https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=ELECTION
Please take your children with you! Such an experience will set an example that will last a lifetime.

Blessings!!!
Terry and Pat Wade
Off-Campus Director/Guidance Dept.

PSAT - National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test - on Oct 24

For students in Grades 10 & 11, will be given at the FHCA campus on Wed. Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Make reservation by sending check made out to FHCA for $20 and mail to address given above. Testing spots are available on a first-come, first served basis. This test is very challenging and is considered a great practice for college entrance exams.

Student Essay Contest Focuses on Leadership - by Oct 31

The Tennessee Secretary of State's office is kicking off its third annual student essay contest, part of a larger civics engagement initiative to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. The 2018 theme for the essays is Leadership, with length requirements varying by grade level. Schools may submit two essays for kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade and ninth through 12th grade. All submissions can be submitted online beginning in September through Friday, Nov. 16. Winners will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship and a trip to the State Capitol next spring. First place winners receive a $500 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $250 and $100 respectively. FHCA students who wish to enter must submit their essays to us (off-campus) through this email by Oct. 31 to be considered as one of our school’s representatives. See this website for more information: sos.tn.gov/products/essay-contest. Do NOT submit an essay directly to the state through this website as part of Faith Heritage!

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art – Free Homeschool Days: Nov 8

Thursday, Nov. 8: Shape It Up!
Drop-in art-making studio, guided tours, gallery guides, and more!
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. / Art studio opens at 10 a.m. / Tours begin at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
No reservations needed to participate, and the program is free of charge.

Grade Report Forms - Q1 Due Oct 31

Grade Report forms are now available. Click here to download and print.
A report is due each quarter, by these dates:
1st quarter – October 31
2nd quarter – January 15
3rd quarter – April 1
4th quarter – June 15

Grade Report Forms: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD a PDF user-friendly report card form, as well as a Word document report card form, for your use to report first quarter grades. You need to save the form to your own computer before filling it in and sending to us. Grades must be reported each quarter. The dates for quarterly submissions are by October 31, January 15, April 1, and June 15. A separate report for each student must have the name and grade level of the student. You may use letter grades for grades 1-7, but numerical grades are required for grades 8-12. Questions are welcome if this is not clear. Use "H" beside the subject if the course taken was at Honors level. Also, for high school courses, put the name of the specific course in the subject space. Do NOT put the name of the curriculum on the report card.

Memphis-Area Home Education Assoc

Our local chapter of the Tennessee Home Education Assoc., is an extremely helpful organization and network which has vast resources for all local home-educating families, including timely legislative updates, student activities, contests, sports teams, various classes, regular valuable information, and more. MHEA is the ideal complement to our Faith Heritage program. See www.MyMHEA.org
for more information.