First Baptist Academy
Developing the Mind of Christ in the Leaders of Tomorrow
First Baptist Academy is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of SW Broward in Cooper City, Florida. It is owned and operated by this church under the leadership of the pastor. The school firmly believes and teaches without apology all principles and doctrines found in the church's Statement of Faith which embraces the biblical, Baptist position.
With these beliefs in mind, First Baptist Academy believes that the Bible is the infallible, plenary, inspired Word of God and is the final authority of faith and practice; therefore, First Baptist Academy practices the exclusive use of the King James Bible in all classroom instruction, Bible memory, and chapel services. We believe in the importance of its influence in the lives of our students. This is why Scripture memory is required for each class. Each subject is biblically-integrated which gives principles for the students both to serve as a basis for knowledge and learned as a guide for further growth and strength. Because of our beliefs concerning the Bible, a chapel service is held every Friday for all grades. Each teacher and student is required to participate fully in all the services and functions of the chapel.
Colossians 1:18 says, "that in all things he (Jesus) might have the preeminence." The purpose of First Baptist Academy is not to offer an alternative to the government school system nor to provide only a private education. It is rather to provide a solid Christian education based upon God's Word in a loving atmosphere. FBA is not a corrective institution but is a preservative haven for today's children and youth. This is accomplished by allowing Jesus Christ to have the preeminence in the lives of all those who have a part in this ministry. Our goal, which is also the goal of Christian education, is to develop the mind of Christ by training students to serve Jesus Christ from the heart.
Each student will be accepted into our school based upon their previous academic, spiritual, and social records. Parents must be a faithful member of First Baptist Church or a church of like faith fully committed to our doctrinal position and ministry direction.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Carolyn Odom at 954-404-7706.
Steps for Admission
Obtain registration packet from the school office or print off the forms below.
Complete the registration packet, needed health forms, and Pastoral Recommendation form (if required) and return it to the office with $200 registration fee, refundable only if the student is not accepted by the school administration.
The office will call new families to meet with the administration for an enrollment meeting. New students in 7-12th grade must attend this meeting
Tuition and Fees
Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year, in two semi-annual payments, or in 10 monthly payments. The Financial Administration can discuss how tuition payments will be made after acceptance into the school. Fees must be paid by July 1 of the upcoming school year.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
First Baptist Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all programs and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Re-Enrollment Form - Please fill out a copy of the re-enrollment form and turn into the office with the re-enrollment fee.
To apply to FBA, you may print and fill these forms out and bring them to your first meeting with the registrar.
FBA offers Summer Camp for children in K4 through 6th grade. Children will engage in daily devotions, crafts, sports, and even go off campus for skating, rodeo, museums, local attractions and more!!
To enroll in Summer Camp, please fill out the following registration information and pay the registration fee of:
- $25/Child in February or March
- $50/Child in April
- $75/Child in May
- $100/Child June or July
For more information, please contact the school office at 954-404-7706.
- 2016-2017 FBA School Calendar - Updated January 2017
- FBA Handbook - updated February 27, 2017. All FBA families are required to read and completely sign the acknowledgement forms on the last page of the FBA Handbook by the first week of school.
- FBA Car Rider Information - Please print, fill in the information, and turn into school.
- FBA Pick Up and Drop Off Map
- FBA Parent Information Form
- K-4 & K-5 Supply List - Updated by Mrs. Nita Anderson, August 2, 2016
- 1st & 2nd Grade Supply List - Updated by Mrs. Sarah Sibert, August 2, 2016
- 3rd & 4th Supply List - Updated by Ms. Bethany Remlein, August 2, 2016
- 5th & 6th Supply List - Updated by Ms. Chelle Semilla, August 2, 2016
- 7th - 12th Grade Supply List - Updated August 3, 2016
Lesson Plans can be found on Engrade.com. If you are not connected with your student's Engrade, please email DLPlatt13@gmail.com requesting your Engrade access.
Our school offers Varsity and Junior Varsity athletics. Each student, grades 3 through 12, is greatly encouraged to participate in the sports program. Students will be eligible to participate in athletics by maintaining good academics and a strong Christian Testimony. In the fall months, girls can play volleyball while the boys play flag football and in the winter months, both girls and boys can play basketball. Brand new to the 2016-2017 school year is soccer for the 3-8th grade students. The boys team will participate in a soccer league in November and December, and the girls will play soccer in January and February.
It is the desire of First Baptist Academy that each student maintain an appropriate outward appearance. This appearance should be neat, modest and conservative. We have chosen a uniform for a sense of unity and neatness.
Uniforms may be purchased online from Sir Walter Uniforms.
FBA reserves the right to interpret these handbook guidelines on an individual basis for each aspect of the dress code.
Luke 2:52 says, " And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man." A good education is obtained in teaching subjects as they relate to man. A great education is obtained in teaching subjects as they relate to Christ and then man. Our goal is to give your child a spiritual and academic education starting from the mandatory pledges of the flags and Bible in the morning to the closing prayer for dismissal in the afternoon. FBA curriculum is designed and taught with the students' needs in mind. Curriculum for each grade is organized and developed so that your child will receive superior training in all subjects. Kindergarten through 12th grade classes receive training from the ABeka curriculum which was established in 1972. All subjects are taught from a Christ-centered world view. Daily Bible training is designed to enhance your child's spiritual development while providing an opportunity for your child to know the complete truth in all subjects. Social development is encouraged through the teaching of good habits, high moral standards, patriotism, and respect for parents and authority.
Parents can go online and check their student's grades anytime they want to with Engrade. Each student has a specific access code that you may request from your student's homeroom teacher. Using the access code, you may set up parent and student accounts. For families with more than one student, you may use all of the access codes during the beginning setup to see all the grades on one account. Once an account is set up, the user may see all recorded grades, and possibly upcoming assignments the teacher enters. You may also message any of the teachers at FBA. This is a great resource we encourage all parents and students to use!
Our school family likes to post extra pictures and comments about our school on the First Baptist Academy facebook page.
- 9:45 a.m. Sunday School - Classes for Children, Teens, and Adults
- 11:00 a.m. Morning Service
- 6:00 p.m. Evening Service
- 4:30 p.m. Teen Visitation
- 6:45 p.m. Teen Group, Master Clubs
- 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
- 9:45 a.m. Bus Visitation and Soul Winning
Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School | 11:00 a.m. Morning Service | 6:00 p.m. Evening Service
Wednesday: 6:45 p.m. Teen Group, Master Clubs | 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting and Bible Study