About Fellowship Academy
Fellowship Academy is an extension of the mission and ministry of Fellowship Church. It is the vision of Fellowship Church to know God and make Him known. Fellowship Academy will operate under the same vision as we seek to equip students academically. We have three core biblical passages that serve as the foundation for Fellowship Academy (Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:15; Ephesians 6:10-20).
First, and foremost, is the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gave His final words of exhortation to His followers. Those words culminated in the command to “make disciples.” Following the command of Jesus, Fellowship Academy will seek to come alongside the parents in the disciple-making process of their child.
Second, Paul admonishes Timothy to be “rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The central text-book for Fellowship Academy is the Word of God. We believe that God’s Word is inerrant and sufficient for all of life and godliness. Therefore, we interpret all academics through a biblical worldview. It is our goal that students of Fellowship Academy will be able to interpret culture through God’s Word.
Third, Paul instructs the church to be clothed in full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10). As ambassadors for Jesus, it is paramount that we are fully protected from the schemes of Satan. However, our goal is to not only be ambassadors who are protected, but also, our goal is to be warriors who are on the offensive against Satan. Therefore, at Fellowship Academy students will be taught how to be a warrior for Jesus through arming themselves with the armor of God.
Benefits of Fellowship Academy
Fellowship Academy (FA), in partnership with Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA), seeks to know God and make Him known by leading students to faith in Jesus Christ and developing young men and women who adhere to a Christian worldview and are prepared to participate as godly members of the home, church, and society.
While your child will be considered a home education student, there are still many benefits to enrolling him/her in Fellowship Academy.
According to 1002.41 (f), parents are financially responsible for providing an annual educational evaluation. The best option for this is to use a state-certified teacher to evaluate your child’s progress. At Fellowship Academy, we will provide the student portfolio and the state-certified teacher for evaluations. As the parent, you will only be responsible for submitting the provided documents to the county.
Your child will learn in a Christ-centered classroom environment. At FA, our classroom rules and conduct are Christ-centered. You can rest assured that classroom discussions and materials are theologically sound. To ensure this, our head Pastor will remain involved in all Bible curriculum.
Your child will receive live daily bible lessons. In support of our church’s mission statement that we desire to know God and make Him known, students will be equipped with the necessary biblical knowledge to live out the Great Commission.
Along with learning secular history, your child will also be engaged in learning church history.
Your child will better understand the truth and sufficiency of Scripture. For students in public schools, it can be easy to separate “real life” from “church life”. This division can be damaging to a child’s view of Scripture as our ultimate authority. By attending Fellowship Academy, that gap will close as your child understands that what we find in Scripture is absolute truth and comprehensively sufficient for daily living.
Your child will experience a structured classroom environment. One of the difficulties home education parents may experience is being unable to provide the type of welcoming learning environment one may find in a traditional classroom. We will provide your student with the parameters to allow him/her to learn to his/her best abilities.
Your child will have peer-learning opportunities. Another perceived downside to home education is a student’s lack of social interaction. At Fellowship Academy, we allow your home education student the opportunity to work with other students and learn from them, as well. In order to truly live out the Great Commission, it is necessary to be able to communicate well with others. Our students will have practice in communicating with each other in a safe environment.
At Fellowship Academy, our Facilitator is a state-certified teacher. If you’ve felt intimidated about home education because of a lack of teaching certification (although not required by the state for home education), Fellowship Academy is a great choice for your child. We will monitor your child’s progress and provide academic help during the school day.
Your high school student will have the opportunity to dual enroll in college courses through LUOA. This means that by the time they graduate high school, there is an opportunity for them to have also earned an Associate Degree.
At Fellowship Academy, the student-teacher ratio is significantly smaller than that of the public school system. This allows more one-on-one attention for your child with the Facilitator. Your child will also receive more individualized attention through LUOA.
While we will work with Liberty University Online Academy to provide your child with the finest Christian education available, Florida’s home education status supports our model that education is ultimately the responsibility of the parent. We are so pleased that you’ve chosen us to come alongside you in providing that education.