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Completing the Programs

The TFA Senior Expectations

Literacy

  • 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

Ethics/Values/Morals

  • 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- Supporting post-secondary options and graduation

Senior Institute -The 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 Theater and certification programs such as Culinary or Automotive Technology. Some students choose to enter one of our military branches. Seniors develop community service projects and are required to complete a senior exit portfolio demonstrating the qualifications to be a TFA graduate who is prepared for post-secondary life.

Exposure to College life – Visits are arranged to tour and learn about options for study as well as scholarship opportunities at FSCJ, UNF, JU and other local college campuses. Speakers representing the different majors from these colleges are invited to come and expound on what their schools offer.

Studio School – This program Increases successful transition for our students entering post-secondary life. Skills in financial management, test taking, resume writing and the like are part of the senior institute requirements. Internships are arranged that expose students to jobs in industries such as medical, sales and construction that often includes paid internships in specialty building skills. TFA partners with organizations in the community that offer these programs. Many field trips are arranged to businesses, government, hospitals, parks and such, to expose our students throughout the years to post-secondary options.

Bright Futures/Scholarships – Seniors are encouraged to 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.(www.brightfutures.orgwww.act.org and www.collegeboard.org)

During their senior year, students and parents must fill out the federal FAFSA form (www.fafsa.gov) to receive any scholarships or Pell Grants.

Scheidel Scholarship and Pell grants -The Foundation Academy graduates qualify to receive the Scheidel scholarship. This is an exceptional opportunity! This pays for yearly full time credits towards A.A., A.S. certain technical and workforce certificates and bachelor’s degrees  to attend FSCJ and UNF, Students who attend UNF and qualify also receive room and board expenses and an additional option to travel abroad with a stipend for one semester,  The scholarship coordinator visits twice a year to make sure students understand all the requirements to successfully complete the scholarship components. Many of our students receive Pell Grants and work-study assistance to help with college expenses. TFA students can receive assistance to complete all the forms for these grants.

Student Led Conferences This important opportunity allows parents to engage with the senior advisors for a productive year. Seniors along with parents discuss report cards just like underclassmen, but is a time for parents to attend with any and all questions about graduation, internship programs, financial aid and beyond. Should any student or parent have questions, Anne Bruno, Academic Advisor, is available for individual appointments or questions.

Our graduates have gone on to much success since 1988, the establishment of The Foundation Academy. TFA graduates are prepared to critically think, innovate and work collaboratively. These skills are what support great community members, employees, business owners, and happy families.