A Message from the Admission Director

Greetings Frederica Families,
January kicks off an exciting time in the Admission Office at Frederica Academy. We are busy preparing for the upcoming admission season, and with it comes the wonderful opportunity to share and showcase all of the exceptional students and unique offerings that make Frederica Academy such a special place.
Before we roll out the green carpet for our guests, we must first roll up our sleeves at our Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day to be held Saturday, February 3, 2018. Students, parents, trustees, faculty, and staff will gather to primp and polish our beautiful campus to ensure it shines during Open House week. We invite you and your family to join us in participating in this fun, hands-on event to enhance our campus. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer. Details are included on the sign-up link.
Frederica Academy will open its doors February 5th-9th to prospective families interested in learning about its pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade student-centered approach to integrated curriculum and experiential learning. We will spotlight a different division with engaging classroom visits, interactive teacher introductions, campus tours, special events and more during each day of Open House.

We are seeking enthusiastic parent and student volunteers to welcome guests, conduct tours, and share their own personal Frederica story.  If you wish you to participate in this eventful week, please click HERE to email me. Additionally, I welcome you to share this invitation with friends and neighbors interested in learning more about Frederica Academy.

Although we designate one week as Open House week during admission season, we remind ourselves and others that we are open throughout the year to share our campus with families wanting to learn more about Frederica Academy. Please contact me to refer a family that would be a good fit for Frederica but would prefer to visit us before or after Open House week.

We are blessed by your investment in Frederica Academy and your willingness to share your FA story with others seeking a premier college preparatory experience for their children. Research shows that parents are the best marketers for an independent school. To that end, thank you for your continued support and friendship.

Warmest regards,

Admission Director

This Week at Frederica Academy

Lunch Periods Click HERE to view Cafeteria Lunch Menu (Grades 1-12)
Click HERE to view  Cafeteria Lunch Menu ( PK and K )
Click HERE to download PK + K Lunch Order Form

Monday ALL DAY School Closed in observance of MLK, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday 10:00 AM Upper School Assembly in the Gym

Tuesday 12:30 PM St. Simons Rotary Speech Contest at Sea Palms
Good luck, Alastair Campbell and Ryan McHugh!

Tuesday 1:05 PM JV Math Team Practice in Mrs. Graham's Room during lunch

3:25 PM STEM Club Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Tuesday 4:00 PM CCGA Entrepreneurship Project Application Deadline

Tuesday 4:00 PM ACT Prep Course Registration Deadline
Completed registration forms should be returned to Mrs. Lavallee

MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

Wednesday 1:05 PM FCA Leaders Meeting in Mrs. Graham's Room

Thursday 10:00 AM National Honor Society Meeting in Mrs. Bradford's Room

Thursday Noon Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month

Thursday 3:45 PM Model UN Meeting in F-8
NOTE:  Permission slips, waivers, payment, and resolutions are due if students intend to travel to GSU for the upcoming meet.

Friday 8:00 AM Fathers, Faith, and Frederica in Athletic Conference Room

8:10 AM
Lower School Morning Meeting in Hamilton Hall

Friday 10:00 AM AP Exam Student Orientation in the Gym during Break

Friday 1:05 PM US Resume Building Workshop in College Counseling Center


GISA All-Select High School Orchestra at Mount Paran Christian
Congratulations, Evyn Lundy and Zhané Waye!

PK + K Mid-Year Parent-Teacher Conferences

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents are encouraged to sign up for Mid-Year Parent-Teacher conferences at their earliest convenience.

The conference schedule starts the week of January 22.

Click HERE to sign up for a Pre-Kindergarten conference.

Click HERE to sign up for a Kindergarten conference.

Private School 529 Savings Plans

One of the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 signed into law by the President in December expands the utilization of 529 savings plans. Starting in 2018, qualified educational expenses for 529 plans will include up to $10,000 a year in tuition and expenses for primary and secondary school (public, private, or religious). Previously, you could only use 529 savings plans towards college expenses.

Some states also offer income tax deductions for 529 plan contributions. Georgia is currently one of those states; however, the deduction is limited.  Please click HERE for more information about the Georgia Path2College 529 plan.

Click HERE to read an article which appeared in The New York Times about this new tax law.

Please consult with your tax professional about how it may directly benefit you and your family.

Hands on Frederica Day - Saturday, February 3

Please make plans to join us for the Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018. 

We will use this day as an opportunity to clean, wash, paint, landscape, and show our campus some love before we host our annual Open House the following week.

We invite all members of the FA community to join us. Please click HERE to sign up. Volunteers can sign up for the first shift (8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.), the second shift (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.), or can work both shifts.

Light refreshments will be served during service hours. We will follow up with volunteers in the week preceding the event to provide more specifics on work responsibilities.

2018 FA Open House - February 5-9

"When we attended Frederica's Open House many years ago, we instantly felt a sense of family and belonging. Diverse offerings and unique opportunities were visible at every grade level. Today, we remain impressed with Frederica's commitment to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment while preparing students to become critical thinkers and passionate lifelong learners. As parents of children who each have distinct learning styles, we especially appreciate the individualized approach to students' educational needs at Frederica Academy. Through positive partnerships among students, families, and the school, Frederica fosters a community of shared values and well-rounded students who are prepared for college and beyond through the development of mind, body, and spirit. We are so grateful that we found the right educational fit for our family."

- Dana and Denny Carter with Hudson (Class of 2029), Camille (Class of 2030), and Hayes (Class of 2025)

We invite you to share our Open House information with family, friends, and neighbors who might be interested in learning more about Frederica Academy.

Please click HERE to email Helen Rentz if you are interested in serving as an Open House or Admission Office Recruitment volunteer.


Monday, February 5

9:00 AM - Noon General Open House and Campus Tours

Tuesday, February 6

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours
Varsity Girls Basketball Game vs. Bulloch Academy (Senior Night)
Varsity Boys Basketball Game vs. Bulloch Academy (Senior Night)

Wednesday, February 7

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
Lower School Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours

Thursday, February 8

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Middle and Upper School Parent Coffee and Campus Tours
General Open House and Campus Tours
Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs. Brantley County High School

Friday, February 9

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
Lower School Morning Meeting
General Open House and Campus Tours

Click HERE to download the Open House schedule.

FA Red Cross Blood Drive - Wednesday, January 24

Frederica Academy is hosting a Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 24. Students can donate between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Parents and other non-students should donate between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Students can pre-register for an appointment by emailing Macall Dyer or Gracie Veal.

Adults can click HERE to make an appointment and to pre-register. The sponsor code is fredacd. Click on Frederica Academy to access the sign-up times.

Please click HERE to email Nurse Byers for more information.

FA Oyster Roast - Saturday, January 27

Annual Fund Oyster Roast

Saturday, January 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

At the Home of
Laura and Greer Brown
112 Hampton Point Drive

Parent, Faculty, Trustee, and BOV Donors
to the Annual Fund  are invited to attend ...
regardless of the size of the gift.

Thank you to the Frederica Academy Parent Association  for its continued support of this event.

If you have made a donation to the Annual Fund or plan to give an Annual Fund gift this year, please click HERE to RSVP to the January 27 Oyster Roast.

Click HERE to make an online gift to the Annual Fund or click HERE to email Brad Hutcherson if you are interested in making a pledge commitment to the Annual Fund.

College Counseling News + Reminders

United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors - Current sophomores and juniors who are interested in applying to be on the 2018-2019 United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors should click HERE to access the application. Applications are also available in the College Counseling Center and are due on February 23.
  • United Community Bank's Junior Board of Directors is an educational program made up of "outstanding" junior and senior high school students. The program is designed to expose students to areas of banking, leadership and community service.
  • The Junior Board of Directors consists of high school students who meet the following criteria: 3.0 overall GPA, 95% attendance rate, no major discipline infractions (any major discipline infraction during year of participation can be grounds for dismissal from the board). An application must be submitted along with one teacher recommendation. Interviews will be held for each applicant. 
  • Junior Board Members become representatives of United Community Bank at school and in the community. Junior Board service allows participants an opportunity to gain knowledge in leadership, community service and the financial industry. This program is designed to be fun, beneficial, and an opportunity for personal and professional growth as young adults.
  • Click HERE and HERE for more information about the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors.

ACT Prep Course
Click HERE to download the registration form for the ACT Prep Course designed to help FA students prepare for the April 14 ACT Exam. The deadline to register for the course is Tuesday, January 16. For more information, please click HERE to email Mrs. Nevins.

College of Coastal Georgia Entrepreneurship ProjectThe College of Coastal Georgia is offering a unique opportunity to high school students in the Golden Isles! The Coastal Entrepreneurship Project seeks to find local students to help on a case study aimed at developing ideas to enliven historic Downtown Brunswick. This year's study: Uses of the former Coastal Regional Commission Building next to Mary Ross Park to come to the river front.  Juniors and Seniors interested in participating should sign up on the College Counseling Center door by Tuesday, January 16, 2018, to receive an application.

Upper School Computer Science Class

Last week, the Upper School Computer Science class took apart old desktop computers to identify the parts and functions. They will use these parts to remake new items. The most popular parts are the fans, CD drives and the hard drives. 

Middle School Computer Science Class

Middle School Computer Science class took apart old Chromebooks and identified the parts. They also salvaged parts that they can reuse to make other things. Some students were able to combine parts and get a once nonworking Chromebook to boot up and work.

Sixth Grade Math Exercise

Last week, Sixth Grade math classes gathered statistics by recording their classmates distances on a standing long jump. After collecting the data, they made box and whisker plots to help them find the mean, median, mode, range, and mean standard deviation.

Fourth Grade Weather Projects

Part of learning about weather is learning about the tools we use to measure weather. Last week, fourth graders were put into small groups and given directions plus a bin of materials to build their tools. They created their own anemometer, rain gauge, wind vane, and barometer. With the rainy day, they ran right outside to test the new equipment!

Fourth Grade Harvest

The Fourth Grade garden plot survived the ice storm! Students pulled the first carrot and were thrilled by what they discovered. One student remarked, "I've never seen a carrot born before." 

Third Grade Mentors Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-K spent Friday morning baking Gingerbread Tortilla Crisp with the third grade classes. After they finished making their delicious treats, the third graders read stories to their Pre-K buddies.

Click here to see more photos.

Kindergarten Special Guest Reader

Kindergarten enjoyed a special treat as Mollie's Mommy, Emmy Temples, came and read two great books to the class!

Pre-Kindergarten Gingerbread Project

The Pre-K began its Gingerbread Man unit by learning how to make a homemade Gingerbread Playdough recipe. They will continue the unit next week with more fun activities that include gingerbread house decorating and gingerbread cookie baking.

Click here to see more photos.

Pre-Kindergarten Mystery Reader

Glenda Haygood, grandmother of Lucy and Kate Brooks was Pre-K's Mystery Reader on Friday. She read Planet of the Purple Ponies by Joseph Diaviano and Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name by Ted Arnold.

January-February Calendar

January 22 Middle School + Upper School Assembly Schedule (45-Minute Classes)

January 22 Upper School Head of School Assembly (First Semester Academic Recognition)
Gym at 9:50 AM

January 23 Middle School Head of School Assembly in Terry Thomas at 10:00 AM

January 24
American Red Cross Drive at FA between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM

January 24
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in Gym Lobby between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM
Thank you, 9th and 10th Grade Parents!

January 27 Annual Fund Oyster Roast at the Home of Laura and Greer Brown 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Click HERE to RSVP

January 30 HOPE Scholarship Application Workshop in College Counseling Center during lunch

January 31 Upper School Model UN Team departs to Statesboro (afternoon)

February 1 Q3 Progress Period Ends

February 3 Third Annual Hands on Frederica Day

February 5-9 Open House Week

February 6 100th Day of School

February 10 ACT Exam at Glynn Academy

February 11 Lower School Good News Club Performance at the Ritz Theatre at 2:30 PM + 6:30 PM

February 13 Second Grade Dads' Breakfast in classrooms

February 13 Naviance Parent Workshop at 6:00 PM

February 15 Brunswick Rotary Student of the Month

February 17
February 19
School Holiday in observance of President's Day

February 21 MS + US Assembly Schedule (45-minute classes)

February 21 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (Thank you 5th and 11th Grade Parents!)

February 24 MS + US Math Tournament at Georgia Southern University

February 27 GISA Middle School Spelling Bee Finals

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