Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Where will the school be located?

    Faith Movers Academy is located on 425 Exchange St., University Park, IL 60484 on the campus of Faith Movers Church.

  • What are your school hours?

    The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

  • Do you all wear uniforms?

    Yes, all Faith Movers Academy scholars must wear a school-issued uniform shirt that can be purchased for $10 from the school and navy blue bottoms (skirts, pants, shorts) that can be purchased from any store.

  • Will there be a before and after school program?

    Yes. Faith Movers Academy

  • Will there be financial aid assistance?

    Discounts will be applied for Faith Movers Church members, faculty, staff, and multiple siblings.

  • What are the grade levels?

    • For the 2019-2020 school year Faith Movers Academy will serve grades PreK (3 and 4 years) and Kindergarten-4th.
  • How will students be graded or evaluated?

    • Faith Movers Academy’s goal is to empower our scholars to excel in skills and content mastery; therefore, our scholars are evaluated on a standards-based grading system. Standard-based grading allows scholars, parents, and teachers to identify areas of strength and support immediately. It is also specific and aids in the development of practical goals for scholar growth. Report cards will be distributed quarterly with the standards, key, and grades.
  • How will you infuse technology?

    • Technology is an integral component of our learning culture and student engagement. Scholars will be utilizing technology in multiple ways to enhance their daily experience. Our goal is to have one-to-one device usage throughout the school.
  • What will be teacher qualifications?

    Faith Movers Academy will hire experienced teachers who are passionate, innovative, and skilled teachers who believe in their scholars and have a mature walk with God.

  • What will be your discipline policy?

    All scholars, parents, faculty and staff will receive and review the Scholar Code of Cooperation which contains a clear policy FMA’s stance on behavior, discipline and restoration.

  • Can the school accommodate students with a disability? If so, which disabilities and how do they work with the student?

    Faith Movers Academy understands the responsibility of fully serving students with disabilities. For further information, please visit our contact page to schedule a meeting with the Leadership Team. Determinations are made on an individual basis.

  • Does the program prepare the whole student (e.g., attitude, decision making, etc) or is the focus mainly on academics?

    One of the greatest strengths in establishing Faith Movers Academy is our dedication to work as a family to empower and support every facet of our scholars’ lives. Our program is designed is to offer a range of skills from academics, to career interests, social and emotional health, and God-given spiritual gifts.

  • How does the school measure the student′s individual progress (gains), and the school′s progress?

    Several areas of academic accountability will be utilized to measure the academic progress of every scholar. Faith Movers Academy uses MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) to identify areas of scholar strength and weakness as well as growth over the course of the year. The MAP affords us the ability to see how our scholars measure against others who are in their same grade level across the country. Formative and summative assessments will be used throughout the school year and academic data will be tracked and reviewed with parents throughout the year to ensure that all scholars are on track.

  • Will lunch be provided? What will be the cost?

    Lunch is provided to all PreK scholars as part of their weekly tuition. For scholars in Grades K-4, lunch will be provided at an additional cost of $2.50 per child. The cost of breakfast is $1.30 per child.

  • How will you focus on diversity?

    Faith Movers Academy believes in the importance of diversity in our scholar’s educational experience. We are a culturally relevant institution that seeks to empower all scholars through their differences and emphasize the celebration of differences.

  • Will transportation be provided?

    No, at this time transportation is not provided.

  • With what denomination will the school identify?

    Faith Movers Academy is an extension of Faith Movers Church and is non-denominational. We are a Bible-based and Christ-Centered academy. We welcome all faiths to consider our learning environment.

  • What assessment will you use for grade placement or student achievement?

    Grade placement is determined by each scholar’s previous school experience and grades. A placement team may be used on case-by-case basis.

  • If my child enrolls at Faith Movers Academy, do I have to become a member of or attend Faith Movers Church?

    No, you do not have to become a member of Faith Movers Church for your child to enroll. You are always welcome to join us in worship.

  • Do I have to be a member of Faith Movers Church to enroll?

    No. You do not have to me a member of Faith Movers Church to enroll.

  • How will you evaluate school effectiveness?

    Faith Movers Academy will work toward the process of accreditation with global and national organizations. Additionally, we identify the most successful research-based practices in conducting performance audits and accountability.