Advancing the Mission
First Assembly Christian School is one of the best values for private education in the Mid-South. Tuition is comparable with or lower than tuition at other area private college preparatory Christian schools, yet FACS students consistently score well above national norms on standardized tests and college entrance exams. Almost all of our graduates continue on to postsecondary education. Tuition at FACS also is consistently lower than Tennessee public school per-student expenditures.
To maintain excellence at a reasonable cost requires careful budgeting. As we continuously seek to improve programs and services, we rely on donations for special projects, for tuition assistance to help needy families, and for endowment support.
Donors are encouraged to consider cash contributions as well as gifts of stock or physical property. Currently we are in need of tuition assistance funds for needy families, and for improvements in educational technology.
Current Advancement Project
SMART RUN FOR TECHNOLOGY
On March 17, 2017, FACS is holding an elementary school run and a secondary school stadium games event to raise funds for classroom technology. Our goal is to place a Promethean ActivPanel (similar to a "Smart Board") in every FACS classroom. This interactive package of hardware, software, and curricula has a proven track record of success in classroom engagement and is a smart buy because it can be easily and cost-effectively updated in the rapidly advancing world of classroom technology.
Recent Major Gifts
A gift from anonmyous donors, coupled with hard work from the FACS Baseball Booster Club, enabled FACS to complete significant improvements to our baseball field and dugouts in the spring of 2016. Previously, anonymous donors funded completion of an indoor baseball training facility in the spring of 2014.
A gift from friends of the school, Bill and Ana Frazee, enabled full wireless acess on our campus in the fall of 2013. Mr. Frazee, who passed away November 29, 2013, previously donated funds for our athletic complex and was a generous endowment supporter. A gift from Mr. Frazee's estate contributed heavily to the construction of the track completed around the football field in early 2015..
The Jones Center (guidance and counseling) opened on the FACS campus in the fall of 2012, thanks to a generous donation from Hermon and Bonnie Jones, who lovingly renovated a log cabin on our campus, the front part of which is the oldest standing homestead in Shelby County. In 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Jones and parents Thomas and Denise Gray contributed funding for materials for a new fence around The Jones Center. The fence was construted by Thomas Gray, Class of 2015, as an Eagle Scout project. In the fall of 2015, Joseph Lichterman completed an outdoor chapel as an Eagle Scout Project. During the spring of 2016, two additional Eagle Scout candidates, Jonathon Lucido and Hayes Fischer, completed a trail leading from The Jones Center to the outdoor chapel.