Toni Shuman

Secondary Principal
Academic Dean

Meet Mrs. Shuman

As the Secondary Principal/Academic Dean for FBCA, I am blessed to be a part of a thriving community of teachers and students.   I love education and I thoroughly enjoy teenagers.  That’s a good thing because I’ve invested 40 years of my life in teaching, curriculum development and administration!

With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Houston and a Master of Education from the University of St. Thomas,  I hold certifications for social studies, journalism, gifted and talented education and as a principal for the state of Texas and have been certified as a principal by the Association of Christian Schools International.

A member of First Baptist Pasadena for 32 years, I count it a privilege to join with other believers in the union of faith and academics here at the academy. God continues to work in me and in the lives of our students and I look forward to every opportunity to serve Him. It’s great to be a Warrior!

FBCA promotes high academic standards and seeks to assist each uniquely created student realize their full academic potential.
  1. Help each student gain a thorough comprehension and command of the fundamental processes used in communicating and dealing with others, such as reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics.
  2. Teach students how to do independent research and motivate them to pursue independent study in areas of personal interest.
  3. Teach and encourage the use of good study habits.
  4. Develop creative and critical thinking, the ability to reason logically, and the proper use of biblical criteria for evaluation.
  5. Promote good citizenship through developing an understanding and appreciation of our Christian and American heritages of responsible freedom, human dignity, and acceptance of authority.
  6. Promote and develop an appreciation of the fine arts through the development of the student’s understanding and personal expression.
  7. Promote and develop an understanding of current affairs in all fields and relate them to God’s plan for man.

First Baptist Christian Academy is a college preparatory school designed to meet the needs of students with average to above average academic ability. Students graduate from FBCA having earned the Distinguished Level of Achievement under the Texas Foundation Plan with Endorsements. Students have the opportunity to earn STEM, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary endorsements.




  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • Computer Science
  • Honors English I and II
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Advanced Academic Topics
  • Dual credit courses (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology) are taught on campus under the auspices of Colorado Christian University.
  • Various dual credit courses at San Jacinto College such as English 1301/1302 or Math 1314.


Dual Credit in an option that provides qualifying high school students with the ability to earn college credit together with high school credit for approved courses.

Academic Competition

FBCA students participate in several ACSI and TAPPS sponsored competitions with other private and public schools. Some of the academic competitions and activities include Mock Trial/Mock Legislature, Model UN, Texas History Day, Euro Challenge, World Affairs Council, TAPPS Science, Math, Social Studies, Current Events, Writing, Speaking and Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, and Speech Meet.