Homeschool Extension

At First Baptist Academy our mission is, “Partnering with parents to develop students with Christian character and a biblical worldview, equipping them for life, learning, and leadership.

For new families, there is a $100 application fee that is charged when the application is submitted. After acceptance, families will be charged a $100 registration fee that they must submit while completing the enrollment process online. Tuition is determined on the number of classes enrolled in.

Returning families, will only complete the online enrollment process and pay the $100 registration fee.

If you intend for your child to take classes, you can indicate your class preferences through the online application and online enrollment. The actual class enrollment will open August 1st on a first come, first served basis according to the application date and the number of seats still available at that time. Families can view a list of our high school and middle school course options on our website. The base fee for HSE is $1000, regardless of enrollment date.

It is the desire of FBA to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children, regardless of whether they choose a traditional school environment or choose to educate their children at home.  Our program enables parents who choose to home school to be a part of the FBA family and allows their children to participate in a variety of Academy experiences.

The purpose of the Home School Extension (HSE) of FBA is to help meet the spiritual, social, and educational needs of Christian families who are dedicated to the full time and rewarding task of educating their children primarily at home by utilizing the resources that God has provided through First Baptist Church of Naples and First Baptist Academy.

It is our hope that the Home School Extension program will grow both in participants and opportunities, and that we will be able to serve our church body, the community, and most importantly the Lord by bringing glory and honor to Him through this ministry.

HSE Forms

Dress Code

Risse Brothers NEW Uniform Sale Day
Thursday, April 18
12:00pm – 6:00pm
in DC120

Uniform Updates:

Khaki uniform bottoms of modest length (skorts, shorts, and pants) can be purchased at the retailer of your choice.

Uniform polo shirts with the “FBA” logo are permitted through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Last year, we re-introduced the “lion’s head” logo for our K-Grade 8 uniform polo shirts, chapel shirts, and fleece jackets.

Polo Shirt Colors:
Elementary & Middle Schools – white, maroon, dark gray, navy

Uniform Guidelines

PK Students

Prekindergarten students wear modest play clothes (girls wear shorts under dresses) and safe footwear.

Elementary  Students (K-5)

Middle School Students (6-8)
High School Students (9-12)

Purchasing Information

All students for the 2019-2020 school year may purchase uniforms through Risse Brothers 

Risse Brothers Informational Letter

Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT ARE THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS?

1.  One or both parents must be born-again Christians
2.  Complete student registration packet and registration/enrollment fees
3. Provide necessary records
4. On-site principal interview with parent(s) and prospective student
5. Submit signed student code of conduct
6. If participating in any FBA athletic programs, submit all required FHSAA forms.
7. Read Kingdom Education, by Glen Shultz

HOW MUCH WILL EXTENSION STUDENTS INTERACT WITH TRADITIONAL FBA STUDENTS?

It is our sincere hope that the Extension students will quickly feel as though they are an integral part of our student body.  There will be many opportunities for fellowship with each other and with Academy students. The level of interaction will increase as a student progresses into the upper grades.  Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR EXTENSION STUDENTS?

School uniforms are not required for Elementary HSE students. When home school students are registered for an on-campus academic class they are to follow dress code guidelines of a regular day time student.  When attending non-academic events they should follow the dress down guidelines found on line in the Parent Student Handbook of the appropriate school.

WHAT ARE THE DISCIPLINE POLICIES FOR EXTENSION STUDENTS?

The discipline policies are the same as for the full-time Academy students.

WILL EXTENSION STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION CEREMONIES?

Currently, Extension students will not take part in graduation.

CAN EXTENSION STUDENTS TAKE PART IN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC TEAMS?

Students will be able to participate, provided they fulfill all of the necessary prerequisites and qualify under FHSAA guidelines for participation as a home school student: sports physical, FHSAA home school forms (EL7) completed and approved, and registration fees paid.  FHSAA does not permit students who are enrolled in School District Virtual School for 50% of their classes to participate as a homeschooled student.

Students registered with the school district as a home school student and take part-time or full-time classes through Florida Virtual School are eligible to participate in FBA’s Home School Extension program.  Because FBA sports teams play competitively, tryouts will be required for these teams.

     There is a separate fee for sports participation.

WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE A REPORT CARD?

FBA will not keep records or provide report cards.  If you choose to have your child take part in academic testing, you will be provided with a copy of those scores and the administrator will be available to review these scores with you.  Students who pay and sign up for individual classes (6-12th grade) will receive grades.

HOW WILL EXTENSION FAMILIES BE KEPT “IN THE LOOP” WITH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN WHICH WE ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Home School Extension families will have access to our school’s communication source, RenWeb via ParentsWeb, where they can access school resources, calendars, events and announcements along with “Family Billing” to secure payment of lunch, sports, and other school fees.  HSE families will also be included in school-wide communications, appropriate school level communications and classroom teacher communications.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR HOME SCHOOL EXTENSION STUDENTS
  • Curriculum Selection Assistance
  • See You At The Pole
  • Chick Fil A Nights
  • Pep Rallies
  • Golf Tournament
  • Elementary Field Day
  • Individual School Pictures/Included in Yearbook
  • Missions Opportunities
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Special Chapel Events/Spiritual Emphasis Week
  • School Newsletter
  • Grandparents Day
  • Sports Banquets/Kickoff Celebrations
  • Christian College Fair
  • Terra Nova testing
  • Portfolio Evaluations
  • Attend Sporting Events
  • Homecoming Events
  • Purchase On Campus lunch
  • Elementary School classroom special events
  • RenWeb School Information site
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WITH ADDED FEES:
  • PSAT
  • Middle School and High School students may take up to three classes with full time students
  • After School Elementary Enrichment Classes (course offerings vary)
  • Sports Team Participation
  • High School Special Events
  • Field Trips
  • School Musical
  • Sports Program

For questions please contact our Registrar, Sarah Crain at 239-597-2233 ext. 658.