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
- U.S. History
- European History
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Physics I / Physics II
- Music Theory
- Studio Art 2D, 3D, Drawing
- Computer Science
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. Each student in grades 5-12 uses a school-supplied, convertible tablet PC to perform his or her 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. More about FPD’s Academic Clubs.
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 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. 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. More on FPD’s Community Service.
High School Principal