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2014-2017

Over $15,000,000 in scholarships were awarded to graduating classes.

An additional 93% received funds from the GA HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship Fund.

GPA Median

3.53-4.19

Average Test Score Profile

ACT 23-28

SAT 1530-1850 (1090-1275)

Service Profile

100% Participation
With 20+ Hours

A hallmark of an FCS education,
service opportunities enhance and
enrich the academic experience.




What is Edison?

The Edison program is designed to support students in K-4 through 12th grades to reach their full academic potential. The Edison goal is to support and provide remediation for students who struggle academically. Students with learning challenges such as an identified learning disability or attention issues are identified through an educational-psychological evaluation, current within three years and are given learning support through academic accommodations.


Kathi Francesconi
Edison Director

Edison Support

Each Edison student receives an individualized accommodation plan listing the accommodations used for academic support. The accommodations are taken from the psycho-educational recommendations and feedback from parents and teachers. FCS does not use any modifications to the academic program that may be listed on the testing report. The student’s support team, consisting of the student, student’s parents, teachers, and the Edison teacher, meet to review the accommodation plan. The Edison teacher works closely with the classroom teachers in monitoring and implementing the plan. Edison students are dismissed from the program when the student support team decides the student has the strategies in place to be successful without Edison support.

Elementary: At the elementary level a combined pull-out and inclusion teaching model is implemented.

PreK – 2nd grades -The Edison teacher works closely with the classroom teacher, sharing teaching responsibilities while focusing on the Edison students.She also works with Edison students in the Edison classroom where students receive direct instruction in math and language arts as needed.

3rd – 5th grades - The Edison teacher assists with creating lesson plans and sharing teaching responsibilities with the classroom teacher to enable Edison students to be instructed and supported within the classroom in the least restrictive learning environment. While in the classroom, the Edison teacher focuses on the Edison students providing support and remediation, which can be immediately implemented into student learning. If an Edison student is identified with academic gaps the Edison teacher provides direct instruction in the Edison classroom to fill the gaps and returns the student to his/her classroom as quickly as possible.

Middle & High School - Students are scheduled by grade level and meet one class period each day. Instruction is given on topics including study skills, test taking, executive function skills, organization, developing good study habits, and self-advocacy skills. The remainder of the time is used for structured curriculum study and review and is student-needs directed. Edison students receive a grade for their in-class assignments and participation. High school students receive a credit for the class. Although students occasionally receive individualized instruction, the class is not designed for individual tutoring, nor is it a time for students to do daily homework. When high school students are ready to transition out of the Edison program, but still need minimal support, they have the option of contracting for a two-day a week program. The need for this option is discussed by the student’s support team at the end of the school year.

Edison Endeavor

The mission of the Edison Endeavor program is to provide students who learn differently with the opportunity to learn at their own pace, working to their full academic potential, while earning a college preparatory degree that integrates a Biblical worldview.

Endeavor Student Profile: Students in the Endeavor program have an average or higher academic ability with a diagnosed mild learning difference and need to learn at a varied pace. Core academic classes are taken with teachers certified to instruct students who learn differently. Additionally, students will be integrated into their grade level Bible and elective courses.

Requirements for Acceptance into Endeavor Program: Students applying for Endeavor have updated psycho-educational testing (within three years) with a diagnosis of a mild learning disorder such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, and a different information-processing rate. The program is not equipped to work with students on the autism spectrum, those with behavioral/emotional difficulties, or students not capable of learning on a level to be prepared for college.

Features and Benefits of the Endeavor Program:

Receive a college preparatory diploma with Biblical integration

Low student to teacher ratio (10:1)

Multi-sensory teaching format with a teach-and-repeat instructional style

Individualized plan with appropriate pacing for the student’s needs

Adaptive modifications to include oral testing, extended time for tests and assignments and manipulative-based instruction

Close partnership with parents/student/teachers including monthly briefings on student progress

Ability to support the entire family at one academic institution

Grades Served: Endeavor will begin with grades 6 and 7 for the 2017-18 school year.8th grade will be added for the 2018-19 year and high school the following year. Students will graduate high school with a Fellowship Christian School college preparatory diploma.

Students accepted into the Endeavor program will remain in the program for the full academic year. A fee of $7,000 will be added to their tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Teachers

Elementary School

Shae Landy

Shae Landy

Shae Landy

Undergraduate:

B.S. Early Childhood Education, Reinhardt University

Master's Degree:
M.Ed.Special Education and Gifted Endorsement, Liberty University

At Fellowship Since:
2016

Church Home:
First Baptist Church Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse:
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

What I Enjoy Most:
With regard to education, I enjoy building relationships with students, helping them to make connections and learn how they learn. I also enjoy the camaraderie of Christian educators working together to help children develop a love and life with Christ. Outside of school, spending time with my grandchildren and fly fishing with my husband are my favorite things to do.

Randi Brown

Randi Brown

Randi Brown

Undergraduate Degree:

BSED University of Georgia

Graduate Degree:
MED University of Georgia

Professional Certifications:
Special Education P-12; Early Childhood K-5

At Fellowship since:
2016, 21 years in public school (Elementary and Middle School)

Church Home:
Dwelling Place Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves: it is a gift of God, not of works.

What I enjoy most about teaching:
I enjoy touching the hearts of my students. I embrace different opportunities to teach about the love of Jesus, and I enjoy the many different ways that my students learn!




Middle School

Maddie Cason

Maddie Cason

Maddie Cason

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Ed. Mathematics Education, The University of Georgia

Certifications:
State of GA Certification Secondary Mathematics, Grades 6-12

At Fellowship since:
2015

Church Home:
Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Favorite Bible Verse:
So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strenthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

What I enjoy most:
I love the opportunity I have everyday to be a positive influence on students' lives, and I enjoy encouraging students to be confident in their abilities. I also love helping students develop the creativity and talents with which God has gifted them.

High School

Kelly Webb

Kelly Webb

Kelly Webb

Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Mathematics Education, Kennesaw State University

At FCS Since:
2015

Church Home:
First Baptist Church Woodstock

Favorite Bible Verse:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

What I enjoy most:
I enjoy helping students learn, but I mostly love building relationships and using life experiences to point students to Christ.

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