cfa Academy

Christian education at every level

GUIDANCE


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
  • Consultation/collaboration
  • Referrals

Graduation Requirements

  • 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.

Graduation Honors

  • 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.

Grading Scale

  • 93-100A
  • 85-92B
  • 77-84C
  • 70-76D
  • 0-69F

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 2015 Statistics

North Carolina Public Universities

  • East Carolina University (1)
  • North Carolina State University (1)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (9)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2)
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1)
  • Winston-Salem State University (2)

In-State Private Colleges and Universities

  • Barton College (1)
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (2)
  • Catawba College (1)
  • Gardner-Webb University (2)
  • Mars Hill University (1)
  • Montreat College (1)
  • Pfeiffer University (1)
  • Wingate University (2)

Out of State Colleges and Universities

  • Covenant College – Lookout Mountain, GA (1)
  • James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA (1)
  • The King’s College – New York City, NY (1)
  • Liberty University – Lynchburg, VA (6)
  • Pennsylvania State University – State College, PA (1)
  • Pensacola Christian College – Pensacola, FL (1)
  • Presbyterian College – Clinton, SC (1)
  • Stetson University – DeLand, FL (1)
  • Southeastern University – Lakeland, FL (3)
  • University of Wisconsin-Richland – Richland Center, WI (2)

Community/Junior/Technical Colleges

  • Central Piedmont Community College (4)
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College (2)

Other Plans

  • Army National Guard (2)
  • The Aveda Institute Charlotte (1)
  • Fork Union Military Academy (1)
  • Full-time work (1)
  • Undecided college plans (5)

Class of 2015 Interesting Facts

  • Over 22% of the graduates began at cfa Academy in kindergarten, and over 16% of the graduates are international students.
  • Over 35% of the graduates earned Honor Graduate status (93 cumulative average).
  • Two graduates earned a perfect 36 on the ACT Reading section and one graduate earned a perfect 800 on the SAT Math test. Five graduates earned over an 1800 on the SAT or over 27 on the ACT.
  • One graduate is a National Merit Finalist and one graduate is a National Merit Commended Student.
  • Nine graduates will be playing sports at the collegiate level, 
  • The Class of 2015 was offered over $5,554,000 in scholarships to the schools to which they applied. They will be using over $1,192,000 of this amount at the colleges they have chosen.

Class of 2014 statistics

  • Over 28% of the graduates began at cfa Academy in kindergarten.
  • Over 48% of the graduates earned Honor Graduate status (93 cumulative average).
  • Four students achieved All-State honor in their sport.
  • One graduate earned a perfect 800 Critical Reading score and a perfect 800 Math Level 2 score on the SAT, and 8 graduates earned over an 1800 on the SAT or over 27 on the ACT.
  • One graduate is a National Merit Finalist, one graduate is a National Merit Commended Student, and one graduate is a National Achievement Outstanding participant.
  • The Class of 2014 was offered over $1,993,000 in scholarships to the schools to which they applied. They will be using over $856,000 of this amount at the colleges they have chosen.
  • Postsecondary Plans

North Carolina Public Universities

  • Appalachian State University (4 students)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (3 students)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (2 students)

In-State Private Colleges and Universities

  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (2 students)
  • Duke University (1 student)
  • High Point University (4 students)
  • Wingate University (4 students)

Out of State Colleges and Universities

  • Anderson University (Anderson, SC) (2 students)
  • Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH) (1 student)
  • Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA) (1 student)
  • Clemson University (Clemson, SC) (1 student)
  • College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) (1 student)
  • Evangel University (Springfield, MO) (1 student)
  • Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL) (1 student)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) (1 student)
  • Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) (2 students)
  • Limestone College (Gaffney, SC) (1 student)
  • Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK) (1 student)
  • Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) (5 students)
  • Washington College (Chestertown, MD) (1 student)

Community/Junior/Technical Colleges

  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College (3 students)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (1 student)

Other Plans

  • Youth with a Mission Discipleship Training in Hawaii (1 student)
  • The Aveda Institute Charlotte (1 student)
  • Paul Mitchell The School Charlotte (1 student)

Standardized Testing

  • 1st-8th grades: TerraNova
  • 9th-11th grades: PSAT (Pre-SAT)

High School

Classes

  • 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

Clubs

  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Model United Nations (competition)
  • Student Bible Fellowship
  • Jazz Band

Other

  • Weekly chapel with student-led worship team
  • Community service projects