The mission of First Baptist Christian Academy is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence with a biblical worldview.
Head of School
The educational philosophy of First Baptist Christian Academy is based on the Christian world view which is derived from truths as found in the Christian faith. This faith flows from the infallible, inerrant (Psalm 19:7), and inspired Word of God. The Bible is the authoritative, reliable and final source of truth. (II Timothy 3:16-17, John 17:17)
It is our belief that God not only created all things (Genesis 1:1), but He sustains and consummates all things through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:16-17). Therefore, the universe and all life are dynamically related to Him and have the purpose of glorifying Him. (Revelation 4:11)
Man is created in God’s image, (Genesis 1:27) and for this reason he has infinite worth. Man is a sinner by nature (Romans 3:23) and by choice because of the fall of Adam (Romans 5:12) and is separated from God. His sin nature and separation from God make him incapable of knowing or glorifying God (Romans 3:10-11) apart from a work of reconciliation by God through the atoning death of Jesus Christ. Man can be reconciled to God only by being born again through receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord by faith. (Romans 5:10)
The most effective way education can be accomplished is in an environment which recognizes that all truth is God’s truth (Psalm1, Deuteronomy 32:4). The foundation of all wisdom and knowledge begins with the fear of the Lord (Proverb 9:10), and only a redeemed person can completely comprehend truth as the Holy Spirit reveals it to him (John 16:7-8, I Corinthians 2:14). Therefore, in the curricula, emphasis is placed on the unity of all truth (John 14:16) and on the development of an eternal perspective for life. (Romans 14:12)
The Bible clearly teaches that parents are responsible for their children’s education and discipline (Deuteronomy 6:7, Ephesians 6:4).
First Baptist Christian Academy is not a substitute for the home, but serves as an extension of the home and one means through which parents fulfill the responsibility the Lord has given them.
First Baptist Christian Academy is located at the edge of Pasadena, Texas and within short driving distance of neighboring Clear Lake, La Porte, Deer Park, and Seabrook.
Founded in 1993, FBCA is a comprehensive, fully accredited, college preparatory Christian school enrolling 560+ students in grades Pre K3 – 12. A ministry of First Baptist Church Pasadena, the academy enjoys a multi-denominational body of students and faculty with racial, and socioeconomic diversity.
Students are challenged to develop a vital, daily walk with the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible classes, chapel services, Christian curriculum, community service, and godly staff members who are genuine Christian role models.
First Baptist Christian Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist School (ACTABS). FBCA is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) and the Texas Private School Association (TPSA).
All teachers are dedicated Christian professionals and are fully qualified with State and/or ACSI certification. All have baccalaureate degrees and many have advanced degrees.
FBCA high school students complete the graduation credits required for the Texas Foundation Program with 95% at the Distinguished Level of Achievement. Current advanced courses include Anatomy and Physiology AP Chemistry, AP Physics, Computer Science, Honors Pre-Calculus, and Advanced Academic Topics. Dual credit courses (US History, Biology, Calculus) are taught on campus under the auspices of Colorado Christian University. English, College Algebra, Sociology, Psychology, and other dual credit courses are offered via San Jacinto College.
Unique Information about Class of 2021 and 2022
97% of the Class of 2021 graduated with a Distinguished Level of Achievement
NATIONAL MERIT RECOGNITION – Class of 2022 consists of 27 students
5 National Merit Commended Scholars
2 National Hispanic Scholars
1 National Afican American/Black Scholar
CLASS OF 2021 POST HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT
71% matriculated to 4 year colleges
23% matriculated to 2 year colleges
6 % selected technical instruction/military
Grading & Scale
Grading Scale: 4.0 weighted. Based on numerical semester averages Honors/AP/Dual Credit weighted with an extra point to GPA
Ranking is based on 7 courses per semester for 8 semesters
4.0 weighted. Based on numerical semester averages. Honors/AP/Dual Credit weighted with an extra point to GPA
A = 90 -100 4.0 = 100
B = 80 – 89 3.0 = 90
C = 75 – 79 2.0 = 80
D = 70 – 74 1.0 = 70
F = 0 – 69
Students have advanced in regional and state competitions for academics, fine arts, and athletics through ACSI and TAPPS as well as Euro-Challenge, Mock Trial, Model UN, World Affairs Council and other events. On campus high school organizations include National Honor Society, Student Council, Book Club, Quill and Scroll and Student Leadership Institute.
- Boys – Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
- Girls – Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Golf, Track & Field
- Boys – Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Track & Field, Wrestling
- Girls – Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Track & Field
The graduation rate is 100% for all senior classes and approximately 97% of all graduates attend a college or university upon graduation. Among the colleges attended by recent graduates are:
Baylor University, Dallas Baptist, East Texas Baptist, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Houston Baptist, Howard Payne, Louisiana State University, Oklahoma Baptist, Sam Houston State, San Jacinto College, Stephen F. Austin, St. Thomas, Texas A&M, Texas Christian University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Trinity University, University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Mississippi, University of Texas.
Head of School – Robert White
High School Principal and Academic Dean – Toni Shuman
Elementary Principal – Dr. Jacqueline Shuman
Athletic Director – Justin Larsen
“I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe.”
“I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word, I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.”
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”