We are extremely honored and thankful that God has provided a wonderful place for young men and women to finalize their formal training in high school as they begin the journey toward college and adulthood. We have a terrific faculty, facility and environment in which young people can flourish. We are truly committed to working with and making this experience meaningful and personal for every student. Success can be seen and measured from our efforts in fine arts, to the classrooms and into the arena of athletics. We are always striving for the pursuit of excellence in both individual and collective opportunities for our students.
Life often resembles the pages of a book. Every day our students are writing a new page to their adventure. Their time at the Day School provides a unique chapter to the book of their lives. The students who walk the halls of FPD are writing their own plot lines. Some are stories that will fulfill dreams and aspirations. Other students are searching for answers to their own unique challenges. We desire to walk every step with each child.
High School Principal
FPD has defined our Profile of a Graduate as a lifelong learner, challenged by the gospel, equipped for wellness, self-aware and growing, engaged and persuasive, and sensitive to others. Achieving this goal requires a curriculum that exposes students to a thoughtful sequence of study, building a foundation of knowledge in each discipline and encouraging thoughtful analysis and application. Our high school offers an academically challenging curriculum underpinned by sound biblical principles. While high school may be the final step in a student’s academic experience at FPD, we know that it is not the final chapter in their academic career. When FPD students graduate, they are prepared to attend some our nation’s finest colleges and universities with a firm foundation in their faith and knowledge of the world around them.
Earning College Credits in High School
While AP courses are still the most widely accepted means of gaining college credit and the best indication of strength of schedule, FPD also provides Dual Credit through Colorado Christian University and Dual Enrollment through Middle Georgia State University
Language & Composition 11
Literature & Composition 12
U.S. Government & Politics
Physics I / Physics II
Studio Art 2D, 3D, Drawing
Dual Enrollment Through Colorado Christian University
As an enhancement to our AP program, FPD now offers a college credit option through CCU that can be transferred to any college that accepts dual enrollment credit. The approved courses are AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP Studio Art, and AP US Government.
Dual Enrollment Through Middle Georgia State University and the Move On When Ready Program
During the summer, qualified FPD students may take select college courses not offered at FPD at no cost.
The Diploma Endorsements recognize students with strong interested in STEM or the Fine Arts who have substantial extracurricular commitment in these areas. They support students as they explore continuing study, career, and lifetime involvement. Students must take designed coursework, make a significant extracurricular commitment, participate in integrative practicum activities, and complete a culminating Senior experience.
In 2013, FPD introduced the 1-to-1 Technology Initiative. Beginning in 3K, students are introduced to digital platforms that enhance FPD’s curriculum. In the lower grades, students use iPads to supplement their lessons while students in grades 5-12 use a school supplied convertible tablet PC to perform their classwork, homework, and note taking. The 1-to-1 Technology Initiative promotes critically engaged learning, meaningful and creative expression, connection to the teacher, and refinement of technology skills and abilities. It also allows greater access to educational content and opportunities to instruct students on 21st century issues. More on FPD’s 1-to-1 Technology Initiative.
Academic & Service Organizations
Opportunities for participation in the life of FPD outside the classroom include: Student Activities Council, Student Honor Council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Project LEAD, Middle and High School Robotics, Book Club, Reflections (yearbook), SAGA (newspaper), National Junior Classical League (Latin Club), Le Cercle Francais (French Club), Spanish Club, Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club), Mock Trial Team, Art Club, Pep Club, Chess.
FPD is a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class A. Sports offered include: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Shooting Sports, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling. Visit www.fpdvikings.com for more information.
First Presbyterian Day School seeks to promote artistic interests through a variety of Fine Arts programs and activities including: Chorus, Drama Club, Art Club, Theatre, Dance Teams, Marching, Pep, Jazz and Concert Bands, and the Edda (literary magazine).
FPD believes that the school’s vision to “educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory” is supported by student service to directly assist and make changes. FPD believes that meeting real community needs and having face-to-face time with an underserved population will greatly enhance students’ understanding of the world. FPD requires students to have 120 hours of community service in ninth through twelfth grade for graduation. FPD fosters a love for service as early as elementary school through volunteerism. In high school, the service projects are student-led, student-motivated, and student-generated. We encourage our students to discover their gifts and passions and to use them to serve others. The class of 2016 accumulated 20,410 total hours of community service and served 100 different agencies. More on FPD’s Community Service.