OUR SCHOOL HISTORY
Dr. Donnelyn Khourie
CEO & Superintendent of FSCA
Florida State Christian Academy's history was born, quite literally speaking, when Dr. Donnelyn Khourie and her husband, Dr. Gerard Khourie, brought their eldest child Canaan into the world.
In 2002, when her son was 10 months old, Dr. Khourie had a revelation that she should be teaching her own children. Her desire was to be able to offer multiple teaching strategies to students who learned and retained information differently.
Dr. Khourie did not despise small beginnings - Saint James Kids Academy became an established daycare in 2003, servicing children 1-4 years of age. She quickly began to realize that even at a young age, children were diverse and learned at different rates and through a variety of learning styles. Her goal was to empower these children by enriching their learning with programs such as reading, sign language, music, and movement even at the preschool level. Centers and manipulative materials that catered to tiered learning modalities were introduced to encourage "learning through play".
Ten years later, in 2013, the school earned State Accreditation and expanded to include all grades from VPK through 12th grade. 17 years later, the expansion continues into the junior college arena with groundbreaking programs which offer standard, college preparatory, vocational, and trades diplomas and certifications. With a clear vision for the future, Florida State Christian Academy is a school that will continue to lead the way.
The FSCA Education Model
Our core belief is that education should be tailored to fit the individual student. With our approach, we have the opportunity to personalize our students' educational experiences. We realize that one size does not fit all, and that it is imperative to look at the heart and mind of a child to really discover how they think and learn best.
At Florida State Christian Academy, we believe in family first. We have developed a "Seat-work vs Homework" mentality that allows for the majority of teaching and learning to be done in the classroom and not at your kitchen table.
Through faith and dedication to God's purpose in her life, Dr. Khourie has worked hard to bring the pure joy and intent of academics into a school environment that is not only safe, but truly inspired. Through her holistic approach to education, the entire mind, body, spirit, and soul of a child is able to learn, grow, and flourish.