Guidance Office

Course of Study

Faith Academy offers Standard Diplomas, College Preparatory with Advanced Academic Endorsement Diplomas, and College Preparatory with Advanced Career/Technical Endorsements. After carefully deciding which diploma you are seeking, make your course selections. In order to facilitate scheduling and to keep classes balanced, students must stay within their chosen course of study. Exceptions will be made, but on an individual basis and for valid reasons only. All students must have 28 credits in order to graduate.

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Guidance Office

Carrie Meredith, Guidance Counselor

   c.meredith@faithacademy.us
   251-633-7267 – ext. 1227

Please call or email to make an appointment.

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Graduation Requirements

Faith Academy offers three types of diplomas: standard, advanced with technical endorsement, and advanced with academic endorsement. Additionally, those students who are working toward the advanced diplomas are required to have a 3.5 weighted average over a four year period, (9th–12th). Honors classes receive five quality points as opposed to the usual four for regular classes.

Graduation Requirements Students are required to complete 28 Carnegie Units for graduation. These Carnegie Units must include the requirements listed under curriculum requirements. In an effort to promote higher learning and to help students achieve all that they can, there are two graduation requirements in effect for all seniors. These are 2 requirements for graduation are as follows: ● Each senior must take the ACT test before graduating. ● Each senior must apply to at least 1 institution of higher learning before graduating.
 Information Concerning Valedictorian and Salutatorian In order to be considered for valedictorian or salutatorian, a student must be in the Honors Program. Judgments will be based on weighted GPA. The GPA calculated for valedictorian and salutatorian are based on their four advanced core classes and one advanced elective per year (grades 10-12). In the case of a tie, the ACT will make the final determination. The student must have attended Faith Academy since their junior year. Home school grades will not be considered as part of the student’s cumulative GPA. Note change in effect beginning with the 2019-2020 freshman class: In order to be considered for valedictorian or salutatorian, a student must be in the Honors Program. Judgments will be based solely on numerical GPA. The student with the highest numerical GPA will be the valedictorian. The GPA calculated for valedictorian and salutatorian are based on their four advanced core classes and one advanced elective per year (grades 10-12). The student must have attended Faith Academy since their junior year. Home school grades will not be considered as part of the student’s cumulative GPA.

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