The Academy, home of the Eagles (formerly the Lions), was established in 1984 as Faith Outreach Christian School. Classes for a few students, ranging from K-4 through grade 5, were held in the church. During that year, construction was underway to erect the school's official building. In August of 1985, the school occupied its new building. However, construction was not fully completed until August of 1986 when the school expanded through grade 12. The first graduation was in 1987.
BECAUSE THE ACADEMY WAS EXPANDING TO RAPIDLY WITHOUT SUFFICIENT FACILITIES, THE SCHOOL DOWNSIZED TO K-4 TO 9TH GRADE. THEN IN 1988, THE CHURCH PURCHASED ADDITIONAL PROPERTY (NOW THE ACADEMY'S ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND THE OLD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING) AND ADDED A GRADE EACH YEAR UNTIL 12TH GRADE WAS AGAIN ACHIEVED.
IN 1991, THE SCHOOL WAS RENAMED fAITH oUTREACH ACADEMY. IN 1995, THE K-3 CLASS WAS ADDED TO THE SCHOOL, AND IN JANUARY 1996, CONSTRUCTION WAS UNDERWAY TO BUILD THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER, CONSISTING OF CLASSROOMS AND A GYMNASIUM. IN FEBRUARY OF 1997, THE ACADEMY OCCUPIED THE NEW GYM WITH CLASSROOMS FOR 5TH GRADE THROUGH 12TH GRADE.
Faith Outreach Academy is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission and Board of the League of Christian Schools, and its state affiliate, Florida League of Christian Schools, in association with AdvancED. The school has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a quality academic program balanced with enriching student services in a professional and nurturing environment, as validated by adherence to recognized accreditation standards of excellence consistent with sound educational practices.
This accreditation is a tremendous accomplishment and blessing to the school and the students which will provide us with many opportunities.