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All-State Choir

allstate choirThis year, we are thrilled to announce that two of our high school students have made the All-State Choir.  Two thousand high school students tried out for 450 openings in the 2016 All-State Choir.  Students go through a very rigorous audition process.  Lauren Clausen and Sam Goodwin, both seniors with plans to continue with music in college, were awarded those coveted positions.  


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Faith Benefit Gala

gala ornamentThe FAITH BENEFIT GALA is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Denver Marriott Westminster.  Please mark your calendars now for what will be an incredible evening.  We are planning a very special event with an entertainment group you will not want to miss!

There are many ways in which you can help support the ministry of Faith Christian Academy:

PRAY for the planning and for God's provision

ATTEND and bring friends to the Gala

SPONSOR - there are five levels of sponsorship

MATCHING GIFTS - check with your employer to see if they will match your financial gift

AUCTION - donate items for the auction.  Some ideas: ski, golf, resport or massage packages; tickets to pro-sporting events, amusement parks, gift cards to restaurants, concerts, museums, zoo, family photography sessions, just to name a few

COMMITTEES - our planning committee needs volunteers in all areas


graduation2We have had approximately 2500 students graduate from Faith and move on to impacting the world for Christ! This last fall we have heard updates from several alumni – their stories are below.  If you are an alum, we want to hear from you!  Please go to the alumni page on the website ( and send us your update!




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FCHS Counselor Receives Award

jen schneiderJenny Schneider, FCHS Guidance Counselor, was inducted into the Colorado Council on High School and College Relations hall of fame.

Last year she served as president for the annual conference for this organization that comprises every college admissions rep and every high school guidance counselor in the state of Colorado.


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HS Office Staff Spotlight - Jacque Allen

JacqueI started my career at Faith Christian in 1996 in the elementary school office as my daughter entered first grade.  I have two children, a son and a daughter who both started Faith Christian in kindergarten. They graduated from Faith in 2006 and 2008. My son and his wife live here in Arvada and have blessed us with two incredible grandchildren. My daughter now resides in Calgary, Alberta Canada with her husband whom she met while doing missions with YWAM.  


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MS Office Staff Spotlight - Barbie Dais

BarbieFaith Christian Academy has been a part of my life since my daughter, Courtney, began kindergarten in 1996 when I began volunteering in the classroom.  Then later, when my younger daughter, Carli, began kindergarten in 2000, I began substitute teaching at the elementary school, and eventually at the middle and high schools as well.  My full time work in the middle school office (best job ever) began in 2011.  “Choose Joy and Be a Leader” is my daily motto as I work at the front desk.  What a huge blessing Faith Christian Academy has been and continues to be to my family.


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MS Office Staff Spotlight - Kathie Dennis

KathieI have worked for Faith for 18 years – in the Elementary/Middle School Library, the east media center, part-time for the Middle School, the High School Registrar’s office, and finally the Middle School.  This is my 9th year full time in the Middle School, where I am the Middle School Registrar and Assistant to the Principal.  I genuinely enjoy my job and working with wonderful Middle School staff, students and parents.


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HS Office Staff Spotlight - Lisa Friedman

LisaI started working at Faith Christian High School in 2001 in the home-school program with Mrs. Medoff.  My job moved me into the high school office as the receptionist, then in 2008 I became the Administrative Assistant for the high school Principal, Andrew Hasz.  I love working with the teachers, students and parents at Faith, and I have the best boss.


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MS Office Staff Spotlight - Kim Inglee

KimWhile I have been a part of the FCA community for nearly 14 years, I’m currently in my 4th year serving families in the middle school office – a job I truly LOVE!


I’m a wife to my prince {22 years and counting}, mama to three amazing gifts – Luke (Sr.), Grace (Soph.), and Daniel (6th grade).  I’m a daughter, a sister, a friend, and one who loves to laugh, I mean I love to laugh! 


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MS Office Staff Spotlight - JoDee Kuehn

JoDeeThis past summer I transitioned to the middle school’s administrative staff as the new Academic Counselor, but prior to that I had been both a principal and a middle school math teacher.  As the Academic Counselor, I am responsible for overseeing our students’ academic and physical needs. I am also responsible for administering programs designed to meet the needs of both our gifted and intervention students, such as Western Academic Talent Search, Math Olympics, and Enhanced Learning.  


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ES Office Staff Spotlight - Barbara Melendrez

Barbara 2014I have worked for Faith Christian Academy for over 26 years.  I have fond memories of working in close quarters with the school and church staff when The Jesus Center became Faith Christian Academy.  The school and church offices were in what is now the elementary 5th grade wing.  I am the elementary registrar, and my job includes scheduling the elementary students into classrooms, setting up new family interviews, and working with Mrs. Sears (which is such a joy!).  I also work with Mrs. Woodburn as her assistant in Curriculum and Instruction.


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ES Office Staff Spotlight - Tammy Pritchard

TammyPeople laugh when I tell them my degree is in Organizational Management!  They think it explains my skills in being organized (but it really doesn’t mean the same thing.) I started working at FCES last June; I previously worked for an engineering firm and a transitional housing program. I am so blessed to bring my God-given gifts to Faith Christian and work alongside a great team!  



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From the Desk of Brian Wall

brianWhether we are news information consumers or not, I believe most of us have a sense that we are living in perilous times. Perils may be linked to terrorism, economic uncertainty,the pressure of moral decay upon us as Christ followers in our nation, or maybe personal challenges we are experiencing within our own families.

Regardless of peril’s source, God through the Psalmist has shared with us a wonderful promise found in Psalm 91:1-2,“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”

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Faith Christian Benefit Gala

gala logo whiteThe Faith Promise Celebration has a new look!  For those of you who remember going downtown to the Convention Center, dressing up, and having a good meal there have been a few changes in the last several years.  Faith Promise was moved from the Convention Center to our west campus where we changed it up some and included silent and live auctions!  Faith Promise always has been successful in all of its forms.

In the past two years, there was another change to Faith Promise.  We still celebrate what God is doing at Faith Christian Academy and we still ask people to invest in education at Faith Christian.  However, the change divided one event into two:  “Faith Christian Benefit Gala” and “Faith Christian Academy Spring Celebration”.

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New Athletic App!

fc athletic appWe are excited to introduce our new Athletics App!  Our goal is to keep you connected to athletics here at Faith, Middle School and High School alike.  This app will provide you with schedules, results, away game locations (with automatic access to GPS on your phone), twitter feed access, news and articles, rosters, and much more! 

The app is available for free download in Apple and Android app stores.  Please search Faith Christian Academy Athletics.



Students Raise 7.25 Miles of Pennies

arvada food bank

October was Missions Month in the elementary school. Classes competed in collecting pennies, silver coins, dollars and even $100 bills. This year we collected over $6100.00, or about 7.25 miles of pennies!!! The Arvada Community Food Bank was chosen to be the recipient of our collections. They were very appreciative and excited to receive the donation!  Not only did our elementary students enjoy the competition between classes, but missions month is helping them learn about giving back to the community and those who are less fortunate.

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Chromebooks Expand MS/HS Writing Skills

chromebooks girlsSixth grade teacher Heather Hicks says that the new Chromebooks have transformed aspects of her Language Arts class this year. Because not every student is equipped with a device entering middle school, the Chromebooks have enabled every student in 6th grade to have access to Faith's enhancing technology resources.

The Chromebooks have also empowered students to be responsible for more activities in the classroom, reducing the amount of homework, as well as the amount of paper used in class.

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Biology Students Dig In & Get Dirty

HSgarden1FCHS students are testing out their green thumbs in the new experiential learning course, Biology 2: Introduction to Horticulture. The first of its kind at Faith, this class gives students hands-on learning as they cultivate plants a natural environment. Students have been diligently converting the grounds on the northeast side of the football field into a large garden - tilling the hard, rocky soil by hand and using large rocks from the soil as part of the landscape design. Senior Luke Inglee is building the fence and the raised beds for his Eagle Scout project, with many students in the class volunteering to help him.  It is amazing to see how God brings all the little details together for such a huge project.

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