1. Q: What makes you different?
A: One of our key focus areas is Social Emotional Learning (in partnership with a US Youth Leadership organization: “Growing Leaders”), mentoring, and leadership development. We believe this is something that our young people need, especially in such challenging and unprecedented global times. We also prioritize the holistic development and wellbeing of our students, their families, and our staff and faculty, providing periodic group counseling sessions for parents and students with a PRC-registered Guidance Counselor. We provide genuinely caring support for families, and host monthly Parenting Peer Groups (PPGs), which are gatherings (online/virtual if in-person is not possible) of small groups of parents to provide moral support and academic support to one another. FCA accepts students from diverse backgrounds, religions, and walks of life. Our primary language used for teaching and communication is the English language, except for the subjects of Filipino, Araling Panlipunan, and certain topics under Home Economics and Livelihood Education/Technology and Livelihood Education. We also put a high value on real-life skills, working hard to prepare students for life after and outside school.
2. Q: What are your Core Values?
A: FCA’s Core Values are:
3. Q: What are the fees and payment schemes?
5. Q: When do classes start for SY 2022-2023?
A: August 22, 2022
1. Q: What curriculum, books, and learning platform do you use?
A: FCA follows the K-12 Curriculum of the Department of Education, and integrates its core values. Many of our books are shipped from the USA, and modules are also printed by the school. FCA does its best to not overload its students; the amount of work assigned is very doable, as long as the student can focus during class times and is given support by his/her family. For assigning online tasks, FCA uses Google Classroom, and the Google Suite for Education. Click here for a quick introduction and tutorial.
2. Q: How do you keep classes interesting and meaningful?
A: We acknowledge that most of today’s students are visual learners. We make use of fun videos, colorful slides, and other interesting resources and do our best to keep students engaged. Our teachers are skilled, and attend regular training and seminars to keep their teaching strategies relevant and effective.
3. Q: Do new students need to take any entrance exams?
A: Yes, and the exams depend on the student’s grade level. For Pre-Elementary levels, and Grades 1, 2, and 3, a basic reading and numeracy assessment is done by the Department supervisor. For Grades 4-10, there are the following:
4. Q: What learning modalities do you offer?
A: FCA offers Face-to-Face Classes, and is applying for a Homeschooling Program under DepEd.
5. Q: Do you accept students with special needs?
A: Yes, if the parent/guardian can provide a certificate, letter, or recommendation from the child’s behavioral psychologist that the student is recommended for attendance to a regular school.
6. Q: Do the students have to wear uniforms during online class and in-person classes?
A: Yes, they will have to wear their uniforms.
7. Q: What do I need to do as a parent to prepare my child for this school year?
8. Q: Do you offer tutorials?
A: Yes, we do. Our academic head aligns students with available tutors. Tutorial rate for SY 2022-2023 is P150.00 per hour.
For any further questions, please contact us at the provided numbers or email address.