Your interest in Faith International Academy is appreciated. We invite you to fill out this volunteer application form and return it to our school office. We realize that the key to a successful Christian School is its staff. We are seeking applicants who really love children, and who, by the pattern of their lives, are Christian role models. (Luke 6:40)
Those who do student teaching overseas have the potential to be changed in unique and significant ways. They can have an increased understanding about the world, about tolerance, and about good teaching. The ultimate goal is to provide student teachers at Faith International Academy an experience in which they can try new educational procedures and increase their understanding of missions, Christian education, as well as other cultures. Below you will find some basic information about Student Teaching at FIA. We invite you to fill out this preliminary application or contact us for more information.
The ideal FIA student teacher:
Has completed or neared completion of a teacher education program.
Has had a successful student teaching experience in his or her home country.
Is sponsored by a mission and an overseas student teaching program—preferably Interaction’s CCTECC.
Notifies the school of his or her desire to student teach there at least six months before the assignment is to begin.
Has participated in some form of cross cultural experience or training before arriving at the school.
Has exhibited personal characteristics that are necessary for working and living cross culturally.
Is able to spend at least eight weeks in a training placement.
Is not a graduate of Faith International Academy.
Has shown evidence of a vital spiritual life and an interest in missions and missionaries’ children.
School Calendar and Activities
School begins in August and goes through the end of May.
There are quarter breaks of about one week in October and March, and a semester break of nearly four weeks in December.
First and third quarters are about eight weeks long, and second and fourth quarters are about 10 weeks in length.
The school observes local holidays and does not have days off for Western holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving).
There is a full interscholastic sports program in the high school offering volleyball, soccer, and basketball.
Belief and Conduct
The Faith International Academy community is made up of Christians who hold to a wide variety of beliefs and practices. In light of this, the school has a Statement of Faith as well as a Statement of Unity, which faculty members sign each year. As far as personal conduct is concerned, staff members are asked to abide by the school’s Statement of Moral Purity.
Curriculum and Instruction
Faith International Academy offers primarily a college preparatory Christian education.
The core of the curriculum is North American in format. However, there is a strong effort to internationalize subjects wherever possible.
The school is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is continually reviewing and updating its curriculum.
Qualified counselors are actively involved with students from the elementary level through high school.
Modern teaching texts, tools, and materials are available for most subjects, and classrooms are well equipped with desktop computers, projectors, ample space, good lighting, and air conditioning.
Faith International Academy is divided into three schools, elementary, middle school, and high school.
There is a principal at each level with a superintendent overseeing the school as a whole.
The elementary school has a healthy mix of language arts, science, social studies, Bible, physical education, art, music, and Filipino language and culture. Elementary students learn about the home countries of their classmates and the culture of their host country during theme weeks devoted to international studies.
The middle school challenges active young teenagers through core subjects (Bible, math, two class periods of Language Arts daily, science, and social studies), computer, physical education, culture/heritage classes, as well as exploratories in various subjects.
A broad spectrum of requirements and electives allow high school students to explore many subject areas. Advanced Placement courses are offered when qualified staff are available to teach the courses. Students can participate in student council, worship teams, and sports. Care for Filipinos is expressed through service projects and ministry in the community.