The Guidance Department understands that students have a variety of passions and needs during the high school years, so the department exists to serve Academy students in the following areas:
- Academic skills support
- Organizational, study, and test-taking skills
- Post-secondary planning and application process
- Career awareness
- Academic planning
- Coping strategies
- Communication, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution
- Goal setting
- Individual and small group counseling
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention
- 4 credits of English
- 4 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1)
- 3 credits of Science (must include Biology and Physical Science)
- 3 credits of Social Sciences (World and US History, and Government/Economics)
- 1 unit of Health/PE
- 1 unit of Computer
- 7 units of electives
- 1 unit of Bible each year a student attends cfa Academy
- 23 total units for 4 years student
- College bound students must have completed one math class above Algebra 2, two years of foreign language, and an additional science.
- Senior class Valedictorian and Salutatorian are determined based upon the cumulative GPA. Students must have attended cfa Academy for their junior and senior years to be eligible for this honor.
- Students who earn a 93 cumulative average are Honor Graduates and are recognized at graduation with an honor cord.
Grade Point Average and Class Rank
The grade point average (GPA) and class rank for students is determined by their cumulative weighted grade point average for grades 9-12.
GPA is calculated by assigning quality points for each letter grade (A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1, F-0). One extra quality point is added for each honors level course. Two extra quality points are added for each AP course. The total number of quality points earned is divided by the number of courses attempted to determine the GPA.
College and Career Guidance
Class of 2018 Statistics
North Carolina Public Universities
- Appalachian State University (2)
- East Carolina University (1)
- Elizabeth City State University (1)
- University of North Carolina at Asheville (1)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1)
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte (6)
- Western Carolina University (2)
In-State Private Colleges and Universities
- Catawba College (1)
- Elon University (1)
- Montreat College (1)
- Pfeiffer University (3)
Out of State Public Colleges and Universities
- State University of New York at Buffalo – Amherst, NY (2)
- State University of New York at Stony Brook – Stony Brook, NY (1)
- University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO (1)
- University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, IL (1)
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Champaign, IL (1)
- University of Nevada Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV (1)
- University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK (1)
- University of Technology Sydney – Sydney, Australia (1)
Out of State Private Colleges and Universities
- Alma College – Alma, MI (1)
- American Musical and Dramatic Academy – New York, NY (1)
- Boyce College – Louisville, KY (1)
- Georgetown University – Washington, D.C. (1)
- Hofstra University – Long Island, NY (1)
- Liberty University – Lynchburg, VA (1)
- Oral Roberts University – Tulsa, OK (1)
- Presbyterian College – Clinton, SC (2)
- Regent University – Virginia Beach, VA (1)
- School of Visual Arts – New York, NY (1)
- Spurgeon College – Kansas City MO (1)
- Winthrop University – Rock Hill, SC (1)
- Central Piedmont Community College (6)
- Rowan Cabarrus Community College (1)
- Colby Community College – Colby, KS (1)
- Full-time work (2)
- Undecided college plans (2)
Class of 2018 Interesting Facts
- Over 15% of the graduates began at cfa Academy in kindergarten, and about 28% of the graduates are international students.
- Over 42% of the graduates earned Honor Graduate status (A average throughout high school).
- There are 7 graduates who earned a 1200+ on the SAT or 27+ on the ACT.
- There are 12 graduates will be playing sports at the collegiate level next year.
- About 57% of the Class of 2018 received scholarship offers.
- The Class of 2018 was offered over $5,533,677 in scholarships to the schools to which they applied. They will be using over $1,726,113 of this amount at the colleges they have chosen.
- 1st-8th grades: TerraNova
- 9th-11th grades: PSAT (Pre-SAT)
- 11 Advanced Placement classes
- 20 Honors classes
- College and Career Promise program through Rowan Cabarrus Community College (take college classes while in high school)
- Virtual school options for electives in addition to on campus electives
- National Honor Society
- Student Council
- Model United Nations (competition)
- Student Bible Fellowship
- Jazz Band
- Weekly chapel with student-led worship team
- Community service projects