Getting Started with Foundation

Thank you for your interest in Foundation Academy! We invite you to see all that Foundation Academy has to offer through a tour, which gives you an inside look at our campuses, our top-notch faculty and staff, and our curriculum and extracurricular offerings. After your tour, you’ll be directed to apply online to get the application process started. We look forward to meeting you and helping you learn all about Foundation Academy!

How to Apply

Application Process

1. Complete and submit the online application form with all required documentation and non-refundable $150 fee per new student.

2. Once all required documentation has been received, a preliminary review will occur.

3. The admissions office then contact the family with next steps.

4. Students offered admission will then complete online enrollment and create a tuition billing account and submit the registration fee online.

Please download our admissions process checklist

Visit our Applications page to learn more.

Required Documents

You can download a copy of our admissions process checklist and required documents for your convenience. Below is a list of the required documents (as applicable based on the grade applying to)

  • Copies of report cards for two full academic years
  • Copy of current report card
  • If entering 10th grade or higher, a copy of transcript is required
  • Copy of latest standardized testing (eg. FSA, Terra Nova, SAT-10, etc.)
  • Birth Certificate copy
  • IF APPLICABLE: Copy of IEP or 504 plan
  • IF APPLICABLE: Copy of any additional testing a student on IEP plan or 504 has had (e.g. WISC, Woodcock Johnson, etc.); if the student does not have any additional testing, FA may request that be completed prior to an offer of enrollment

Recommendation forms are completed online. Email addresses are submitted during the online application and the teacher/principal/counselor are emailed a link to complete the form.

The above documents are required with the application to move forward with placement testing. However, the following will be required for enrollment and may be turned in with the application. Per state guidelines, a student may not start without the proper immunization and physical form on file at the school.

All applicants utilizing the McKay scholarship must submit a copy of the current IEP/504 plan and all current educational testing. Additional testing may be required upon review of the IEP/504 plan to determine if FA can meet the student’s needs and which additional programs may be necessary.

Admission Criteria

Admission decisions are based on the following: The parent and student support of Foundation Academy’s mission as a Christian school, academic performance that shows potential student success in the FA classroom and curriculum, and a clean discipline record. For grade levels that are at capacity, qualified students may be offered a spot in our priority wait pool.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Foundation Academy will admit students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or religious background in the administration of our educational and admission policies, financial assistance, clubs, athletics, or other programs.

Foundation Academy Tuition & Fees

Investing in a private school is a big decision that requires careful financial planning. As you’ll find through our process, our families find great value in the education their child receives at Foundation Academy and the foundation we build together in partnership with the parents and the church. Foundation Academy tuition payments are made to our tuition management company, FACTS. Each family has a billing account and can choose their preferred payment option (monthly, quarterly, or annually).

Tuition Assistance FAQs

For students in grades K – 12 whose families demonstrate a financial need, Foundation Academy tuition assistance is offered through our third-party vendor, FACTS. We strive to make our school accessible to those who value the excellent Christian education and additional programs offered, however, as a member of the FHSAA, Foundation Academy is not permitted to offer scholarships for merit, sports, or other areas.

Q: Do I need to fill out an application for tuition assistance?

A: An application for admission should be completed at the same time as the application for financial aid, as a student will not be awarded aid unless they are being offered admission at FA.

Q: What income information is needed?

A: Income information is required for both parents, even if they are in separate households.

Q: What happens after I submit my application?

A: The financial aid committee will review the aid recommendation from FACTS and make a final award determination based on the demonstrated need and the available financial aid funds.

Q: When can I apply for tuition assistance?

A: During the summer months, please check with the finance office or admissions office on the availability of Tuition Assistance funds.

Scholarships & Programs

Other options for Foundation Academy tuition assistance include:

Step Up For Students – FTC/Empowerment

The Florida Tax Credit (FTC)/Empowerment scholarship from Step Up for Students is a state-funded school choice program based on financial need. This must be applied for separately and once approved, the award letter should be brought into the office or included with the student’s application. This program awards up to $7,111 of tuition for the qualifying student dependent upon the student’s grade and family income level. The family is responsible for the remainder of the tuition cost. Foundation Academy has a cap on the number of Step Up scholarship funds we can take. For the 2022-2023 school year, we are not accepting any new Step Up Income Based Scholarship funds. This does not affect a students admission status. The family is welcome to apply for our in house tuition assistance if funds are still available.

**Please note that Step Up has many different scholarship programs and Foundation Academy is currently set up to take only the FTC (income based) option.

International Students

Foundation Academy is a SEVIS-approved school for grades 7–12 and is happy to have had students from China, Angola, Ukraine, Venezuela, Columbia, Turkey, Brazil, and El Salvador. Learn more about our steps for application and our all-inclusive fee for international students today.

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