School Profile


Franklin Christian Academy

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

Physical Address: 2417 Bethlehem Loop Road. Franklin, TN. 37069

Phone: 615.599.9229 Fax: 615.599.9441

Hugh Harris, Headmaster

College Board School Code: 430-676


School Profile 2013-2014


The Community

Franklin is a residential suburb of Nashville, with a growing population of 64,000. 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, 5 – 12, college preparatory school that began in August 2004 with its first graduating class in 2005. There are 109 students currently enrolled. FCA employs 18 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 life.  This is accomplished, in part, as the student progresses from knowledge into understanding and, ultimately, wisdom. We offer several academic tracks for the student depending on their capabilities and desires: basic, college prep, and honors. 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 the community service requirement. Franklin Christian Academy meets the Tennessee Board of Regents requirement for high school graduation. Students are ranked according to their GPA.

High School Curriculum


English Composition & Grammar Biology Spanish I, II, III
American Literature Physics New Testament Survey
World Literature Chemistry Old Testament Survey
British Literature Anatomy/Physiology Wellness
American History Algebra I, II Personal Finance/ Civics / Economics
Ancient History Geometry Yearbook/Journalism
European History Pre-Calculus / Discreet Math Art I, II
Comparative Religions AP Calculus AB Drama / Music


Standardized Tests
Annual testing includes the Terra Nova III for grades 5–10, the PSAT and the PLAN for grades 10–11, and the SAT and/or ACT for grades 11-12.

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

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

The following college list indicates those institutions who have accepted Franklin Christian Academy graduates since 2006.
Abilene Christian University
Art Institute of Boston
Belhaven College
Belmont University
Bethel University
Cascade College
Cedarville University
Columbia State College
Corbin College
DePaul University
Full Sail University
Houghton College
Lee University
Lipscomb University
Martin Methodist
Maryville College
Middle Tennessee State University
Milligan College
Moody Bible Institute
Nashville State College
North Park University
Samford University
Taylor University
Tennessee Tech University
Trevecca Nazarene University
Union University
University of Alabama
University of Hawaii
University of Kentucky
University of Pittsburg
University of TN Chattanooga
University of TN Knoxville
University of TN Martin

Average ACT scores:
2009 21.8
2010 20.3
2011 20.1
2012 20.3


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