FPCA is a private Christian school enrolling approximately 300 students in grades PK2–12. The school opened in 1975, as a preschool. The first senior class was in 2008–2009. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)/AdvancEd and Georgia’s Accrediting Commission.
FPCA serves Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Tatnall, and Wayne counties. The school is located in Hinesville, GA near Fort Stewart (Home of the 3rd Infantry Division). Hinesville has been designated as one of the fastest growing towns in the state of Georgia.
FPCA has a culturally diverse student population with one-third of the school population being military dependents. Over 90% of our graduates matriculated to a 4-year or 2-year college.
The high school uses a 4 X 4 block schedule of 4 classes each semester earning up to 8 credits per year. Juniors and seniors may qualify for dual enrollment through local colleges and universities. In 2019-2020, students are taking, Composition I, Composition II, College Algebra, Pre- Calculus, Calculus, History, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.
Online courses are offered through Georgia Virtual School. They are offered for students with schedule conflicts, additional interests, and credit recovery. Currently, students are taking AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Applications, AP Physics- Mechanics, AP Calculus BC, Geometry, and Advanced Mathematical Decision Making.
To receive the Diploma with Distinction, the students must pass all classes taken in high school the first time and have above a 90 average for all classes taken. Of the classes taken 2 or more must be AP classes, 3 consecutive foreign language classes, or 4 Dual Enrollment classes. They must also take Algebra II or above or Physics.
In addition, each student must complete 50 hours of community service in order to graduate. Grades and rankings are recorded on the transcript.
The GPA is computed using the Quality Points. All high school classes are used to compute the GPA. Classes are not weighted for GPA purposes. Students are ranked at FPCA based on the high school average and rigor of course load. GPA is not considered in rankings.