We are in our 3rd week with 3 kids (10th, 9th and 6th grade) at FCA. The children have been studying each night. From what I can tell, all the classes are via engagement
FCA is serious about school from the academic view point and seems to also be looking at building individual
We invite all members of the Founders Classical Academy community to join us for the Class of 2018's Senior Thesis presentations from March 19-April 26. Each presentation will take place at 4:00-5:00 pm in the Upper School library.
Take a look below at the books our current seniors are writing on, and take an hour one afternoon this spring to listen to one of our seniors talk about what they have learned in high school. Senior thesis presentations are one of the best ways to see what is possible when students receive a classical education in high school.
Students from the Class of 2018, our second graduating class, have been accepted to colleges and universities across the country, and, as of today, have earned $2,519,380 in scholarships. This number represents the scholarship funding our 28 students from the senior class have been offered over four years of college from all of the schools to which they were accepted. [ 253 more words ]
The first annual junior-senior trip had a great time in Rome, and they've touched down in Athens. Watch their journey here on Instagram!
Hey, FCA Leander! We have a district Facebook page you can like. Follow them for district wide news and tag them in your posts and photos. You may even be featured on their page!
Besides blood, toil, tears and sweat, our school is the product of a partnership between Hillsdale College and Responsive Education Solutions, an organization that runs over 70 charter schools throughout Texas and Arkansas. Though the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI), Hillsdale College partners with charter schools across the country and provides recruiting help, teacher training, and curriculum advice to us free of charge. [ 260 more words ]
The first annual junior-senior trip is underway! This year Founders students and faculty are exploring Rome and Athens over spring break, and next year we’ll be in France and England for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in June.
When we started Founders Classical Academy of Leander in the Fall of 2013, in the middle of countless unknowns there were a few things we were certain of: we were going to commit to the ten points on the Barney Charter School Initiative's list of what makes a true classical school, we were going to teach our students to love and protect their country, we were going to talk about the virtues, and all of our students would write a… [ 569 more words ]
The Archers Athletic Booster Club (AABC) is excited to announce the sale of Athlete Yard Signs! Please go to: https://squareup.com/store/FCAL-ArchersABC to purchase one for only $15.
These are open to ALL teams and seasons of all ages.
Founders families - Get your friends together to form a team to compete in the first ever ARCHERS DODGE BRAWL TOURNAMENT on March 22 at 6:00pm. Register your team of 6 to 8 players (minimum of 2 girls and 2 guys).
There will be two divisions - Grammar school (K-5) & Upper School (6-12). Teams must be coed (minimum of 2 girls and 2 boys). Teams can have a range of grades within their division (can be of mix of K-5 or 6-12 and don't have to all be in the same grade).
Join the ...AABC and Founders families for a fun evening with food available for purchase from Top Taco Food Truck. The winners of each division will receive a Archers Dodge Brawl Champ t-shirt that can be worn to school the next day, Friday, March 23!
Go to the Archers in Action to register your team.
Faculty College Talks in March and April
In March and April, we invite 9th-12th grade students to join us in the library during study hall to talk to members of the faculty about the college application process, how they decided where to go to college, and what it was like once they got there. Parents are welcome to join us from 3:00-3:30 in the Building 3 library on the following dates.
Unintended Consequences: How Four Kids' Classical Education Affected Mom and Dad by Kyle Swartz, the parent of four students at Founders Classical Academy of Leander: Anna (Class of 2019), Emily ('20), Jonah ('23), and Michael ('26) We all want what’s best for our kids. What our kids to be happy in this life. We want them to live well. But what is “good,” and what do we mean by “well”? [ 2,109 more words ]
Explaining things to very young Kindergarteners requires a special talent. I learned from Mrs. Rariden that when you are talking to five year olds, rather than saying "please have a seat," you have to say "please make sure your bottom is on the chair, your feet are on the ground, and your head is facing forward." Then they understand exactly what is expected and have a three-step plan for doing exactly what you want them to do. [ 501 more words ]
While I was visiting classrooms a couple of weeks ago, I got to see our second graders learning cursive handwriting with Mrs. Horton and Ms. Sowell. They were working on capital letters and sentences from their literature and history studies. Handwriting practice is an essential part of our students' elementary education in K-2, and after 2nd grade they are able to write beautifully, carefully, and quickly using cursive. [ 125 more words ]
The moneymaking life is characterized by a certain constraint, and it is clear that wealth is not the good being sought, for it is a useful thing and for the sake of something else. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
The Archers Support Committee will host another Uniform Exchange in the building 3 cafeteria on Monday, February 26 from 6:00-8:00pm. The purpose of this program is to provide a place for our families to come together to exchange their gently used uniforms or purchase additional needed uniform items.