Graduation Expectations

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Completing the Programs

The TFA Senior Expectations


  • Able to interpret information
  • Use of multimedia for research and writing
  • Able to write effectively
  • Comprehensive reading
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Develop an interest and love for other cultures and languages
  • Produce an exhibition that displays academic and creative proficiency
  • Scientific thinking
  • Capable of public speaking
  • Use previous knowledge to build on new knowledge


  • Solid work ethic Leadership skills
  • Work in a team environment
  • Respect for self and others
  • Spiritual understanding
  • Morally and ethically sound
  • Able to accept constructive criticism
  • Socially conscious
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Self-confident
  • Responsibility / Ownership
  • Importance of connecting to global situations

Personal Proficiency

  • Basic Life Skills
  • Proper hygiene and dressed for success
  • Leadership skills
  • Work in a team environment
  • Proficiency in the essential skills
  • To accept and create short term and long term goals with a resulting action
  • Realistic expectations
  • Self-starter
  • Self-disciplined
  • Think critically

Facing the Future

Foundation Academy encourages all our seniors to further their education through post secondary endeavors in four year state or private colleges or in A.A. degrees leading to university transfer to a B.A. or B.S. degree. Other popular choices are A.S. degrees such as Biotechnology or Technical Theatre and certification programs such as Culinary or Automotive Technology. Some students choose to enter one of our military branches. We have a Senior Institute led by Mrs. Nadia and Ms. Anne where seniors develop community service projects and a senior exit portfolio to be ready for graduation and
real life skills.

We visit FSCJ, UNF, JU and other local college campuses, have speakers and go on field trips to expose our students throughout the years to their post secondary options.

In their senior year, students may take the ACT, SAT or ASVAB, TABE or PERT tests, depending on their goals.  The ACT or the SAT is required for students to qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship. Look on their websites for dates of registration and changes in GPA’s and scores between the classes of 2012 and 2014 and beyond. ( and

In January, after the prior year’s income taxes have been filed, students must fill out the federal FAFSA form to receive any scholarships. Foundation has a special scholarship good at FSCJ and UNF called the Scheidel scholarship which is part of the general scholarship application FSCJ offers. Many of our students receive Pell Grants and work-study assistance.

There is a special senior meeting at the end of January for parents who have questions about the process, but should any student or parent have questions before that, Anne Bruno, Academic Advisor, is available for individual appointments in the afternoons. Our graduates have gone on to much success in the past 25 years of Foundation Academy’s existence, being prepared to critically think, innovate and work collaboratively in the real world.

Please call the school and ask for Ms. Bruno should you need assistance in planning with your student.