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Teachers and Staff Grades PK-12. 50 Female, 8 Male—86% female! All teachers degreed, 80% have Texas Educator Certificates (not required for a private school) Degrees span Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts, and Master of Science

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teachers and staff grades pk 12
Teachers and Staff Grades PK-12
  • 50 Female, 8 Male—86% female!
  • All teachers degreed, 80% have Texas Educator Certificates (not required for a private school)
  • Degrees span Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Arts, and Master of Science
  • Teachers attended universities throughout the United States, from Vanderbilt University to Missouri State University to Houston Baptist University
  • Teachers are required to be practicing Christians
  • Teacher experience: 0 years - 33 years
  • Teacher with 33 years of experience: all her years have been at Faith West Academy!
  • 2013-2014: two first year teachers
  • Majority of teachers have over 10 years of experience
curriculum at a glance
Curriculum At a Glance

Elementary

Secondary

Primarily secular publishers

Christian curriculum more prominent in science and history

Starting in 6th grade, PAP track, fast track math and science, in addition to the on-level track

AP course offerings start with AP European history in 10th grade

New for 2014-2015: AP Chemistry!

  • Primarily Christian curriculum, vertically aligned grades K-5 in every subject
  • Envision Math and Write Source are the two secular curriculums, both providing cutting edge technological integration for teachers and students
  • Hands-on science, grades 3-5, in addition to science in the classroom
  • Specials include PE, art, music, Spanish, and Latin starting in grade 4
curriculum why we are unique
Curriculum: Why We Are Unique
  • We provide Biblically-integrated curriculum at all grade levels, starting in pre-K. While we may use secular texts, everything done in the classrooms is taught through a Biblical worldview. Our goal is not only to educate students, but to create godly citizen scholars who will go on to college solid in their faith.
  • Every student takes a Bible course, grades K-12, every day. Until 9th grade, these courses focus on Bible knowledge. Starting in 9th grade, the focus becomes discipleship, apologetics, and real-world discussion.
  • Our secondary campus is entirely digital! Students receive digital textbooks in almost every content area. With this shift, we have upgraded almost every textbook to the latest publication offering the greatest number of resources to students.
  • Secondary campus is BYOD (bring your own device). Both our BYOD and digital campus are in their infancy, and we hope to improve and learn.
elementary clubs and activities
Elementary Clubs and Activities
  • Eagle Patrol (safety patrol)
  • Student Council
  • Elementary Blog and Writer’s Club
  • AR Book Club
  • Science Club
  • Reading and Math Buddies
  • Bible Club
  • PALees
secondary extracurricular programs
Secondary Extracurricular Programs
  • FFA (new in 2011)
  • All major sports, including 6-man football
  • Academic TAPPS competitions
  • Band (junior high and senior high)
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • 2011-2012 Girls Volleyball--District and area champs
    • 2013-2014 FWA Nationals Cheer Team- Christian Cheerleading National Championships,Fourth Place in the Team Division, two 1st Places and a 2nd Place Finish in Duos/Individuals
    • 2013-2014 Girls swimming—1st at TAPPS Regional
    • 2013-2014 Boys swimming—2nd at TAPPS Regional
    • 2013-2014 JH Basketball—District champs
    • 2013-2014 Wrestling--Three wrestlers advancing to state competition
    • Band and theater students took a variety of awards at various competitions last year
    • FFA received its charter in 2012, one of the few private schools in the state of Texas to have an FFA charter
only at faith west academy
Only at Faith West Academy…

Lake West and Summer Camps

International Program

Learning Lab

S.A.I.L.-Student Adapted Individualized Learning

Park West is Faith West’s 8-acre site that includes a small recreational lake, walking trails, gazebos, grills, playgrounds, and three large homes. The summer months at Park West include four, one week, day camps.  Each camp has a 200 camper capacity.  Camp West employs junior and senior students, coaches, and FW parents as directors, counselors, concession workers, and lifeguards. Students working the camps receive special training in counseling and leadership. The park is also open daily, in the evenings, to the public for swimming, fishing, and picnics.

In 2012, we started boarding international students (I20) students who wished to receive a Christian education in America. In the past two years, this program has flourished! We have a boarding house and host families, and we currently have over 20 international students from Europe and Asia. In 2014-2015, we will offer our first ESL program and will be accepting elementary international students for the first time. Faith West is hoping to partner with schools in China to open Faith West wings in their schools as well.

Faith West desires to help every student find their “bent” in life. We recognize that we cannot offer everything a student may need in the regular academic classroom, especially because we are limited by the number of teachers we have an the number of classes offered. Out of this desire and reality came our Learning Lab, a digital lab manned by a math and English teacher. We utilize Alpha Omega, a digital curriculum that students complete online. This program has been incredibly successful in meeting the variety of needs our students have. We are hoping to soon offer Johns Hopkins enrichment programs to qualifying students.