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Franklin Christian Academy

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 157; Franklin, TN 37065

Physical Address: 818 Old Charlotte Pike East; Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: 615.599.9229      Fax: 615.599.9441

School Code: 430-676

Hugh Harris, Headmaster


School Profile 2018-2019


The Community

Franklin is a residential suburb of Nashville, with a growing population of 69,000. It is part of Williamson County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.


The Vision and Mission
The vision of Franklin Christian Academy is to provide challenging academics, life-giving community, and transforming discipleship. Our mission is to provide a Christian worldview and servant leadership training. We partner with families to pursue college-bound academics within a caring community, experienced through vital, committed relationships among faculty, students and parents. We honor Jesus Christ by integrating Christian discipleship into an academic setting that includes fine arts, athletics, and global missions.


The School

Franklin Christian Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school serving grades five through twelve. The school was founded in August 2004 with its first graduating class in 2006. There are 166 students currently enrolled, with a senior class of 21 students. FCA employs 23 full and part-time faculty and staff.


Academic Program
We believe that becoming knowledgeable in the separate academic subjects, while important, is not sufficient.  The biblical correlation to the classical model of grammar, logic, and rhetoric are the concepts of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.  The knowledge or grammar stage of a student’s intellectual development is only a beginning stage.  To be truly educated, a student must also make connections across the disciplines, discovering ways to integrate the separate subjects, and ultimately relating what they learn to live.  This is accomplished, in part, as the student progresses from knowledge into understanding and, ultimately, wisdom. We offer a college preparatory diploma. Dual enrollment in a local college is also encouraged for those students who qualify.


Graduation Requirements
To graduate from Franklin Christian Academy, the student must have a minimum of 23 credits, take the ACT or SAT, apply to a minimum of two colleges and complete a community service requirement. Franklin Christian Academy meets the Tennessee Board of Regents requirement for high school graduation. Students are ranked according to their GPA only for the purposes of determining valedictorian and salutatorian. 


High School Course Offerings


English                                               Science
Literature and Composition*               Biology
World Literature*                                 STEM Physics
American Literature*                           Chemistry
British Literature*                                Physical Science


History/Social Sciences                    Mathematics
Ancient History*                                   Algebra I
European History*                               Geometry*
American History*                                Algebra II*
World Cultures*                                   Pre-Calculus*
Civics                                                   Bridge Math
Economics                                           AP Calculus AB
Personal Finance


Languages                                          Fine Arts
Spanish I, II, III, IV*                               Art I, II, III
                                                             Music Performance
Religion                                                Theater I, II                
Old Testament Survey                                            
New Testament Survey                        Electives
Wellness                                               Yearbook

                                                              Physical Education


* Honors Course Available                 


Standardized Tests

Annual testing includes the Aspire for grades 5-10 and the PSAT for grades 10-11. Students take the ACT or SAT in the spring of the junior year and typically test again in the fall of the senior year. 

Average ACT scores of College-Bound Seniors:
2012   20.3
2013   21.0

2014   20.1

2015   22.1

2016   22.6

2017   22.9

2018   21.8


Fully accredited by SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Membership in Association of Christian Schools International


Grading Scale
A    95-100        C+   76-79
A-   90-94          C     73-75
B+  86 – 89       C-    70-72 – must receive at least a 70 in all core academic classes
B    84 – 85        F    below 70
B-   80-83        


The following college list indicates those institutions who have accepted Franklin Christian Academy graduates since 2006.

Abilene Christian University
University of Alabama
Art Institute of Boston

Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Azusa Pacific University
Baylor University
Belhaven College
Bellarmine University
Belmont University

Berklee College of Music
Berry College
Bethel University
Carson-Newman University
Cascade College
Cedarville University
Columbia State Community College
Corbin College

Covenant College
DePaul University
Florida State University
Full Sail University
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii
Houghton College
University of Kentucky
Lee University  

Liberty University
Lipscomb University

Mars Hill University
Martin Methodist College
Marymount Manhattan College
Maryville College
Messiah College
University of Miami
Middle Tennessee State University
Milligan College

Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
University of Montevallo
Moody Bible Institute
Nashville State Community College 
North Park University
Pace University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
University of Pittsburgh
Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Park University 

Pratt Institute
Roosevelt University
Samford University

University of Southern California
Taylor University
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee, Martin
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
Trevecca Nazarene University

Tusculum College
Union University

Washburn University

Washington University
West Virginia University
Western Kentucky University

Wheaton University


College Counseling
Jim Tannahill, College and Career Counseling

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