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Monday, August 19, 2019
Obedience Brings Blessings

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First Place Academy
a ministry of First Baptist Church of Trenton

Why Choose Christian Schooling

16,000 hours! That’s the time your children spend in school from kindergarten through high school. They will graduate with a diploma and some kind of worldview. The diploma will help them get into college or get their first job, but the worldview they develop in those early years will determine every choice they make for next 60, 70 or 80 years. All their decisions about faith, marriage, character, relationships, career, personal habits and child-rearing will be shaped by the worldview formed during their early years of home and school. Will your child’s worldview be secular or sacred?

Educating our children is a sacred duty which God gives to every parent, making us responsible for training our children to become Godly adults (Malachi 2:15). We can homeschool them or outsource their education to others, but we cannot transfer the responsibility. God holds us accountable for ensuring that the children he loans us aretrained to know, obey and serve God. Jesus said, “when a student is fully trained, he will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). Therefore, parents must choose teachers, coaches and mentors with much more care than barbers, dentists or colleges. One can almost hear Jesus saying, “What have parents gained if their children’s hair looks good, their teeth are straight and they get a Harvard degree, but they lose their children’s souls?”

First Place Academy can help you realize God’s expectation of you as parents. All of our teachers are Christians who want to partner with your family to educate, inspire and equip your children to know and serve Jesus Christ. Since every child will ultimately choose his/her own way in life, there are no guarantees in the childraising business. However, if children spend 16,000 hours under the teaching and modeling of Godly men and women like FPA’s faculty, the likelihood that they will develop a Biblical worldview and follow the Lord is greatly increased. 3 John 1:4 says, “I have no greater joy than to know that my children are walking in truth”. Call First Place Academy, a ministry of First Baptist Church of Trenton, at 352-463-2038 and discover how a Kingdom Education can help you experience the joy of seeing your children walking in the Truth of Jesus Christ!

Our Vision

We strive to advance spiritual and academic excellence committed to Biblical truth. To do this, we must forge an enduring partnership between church, home, and school that will produce powerful and effective student leaders who will impact their world for Jesus Christ through biblical thought and action in obedience to the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Our desire it to attract and retain Living Curriculum faculty/staff members who understand that living out a life that is obedient to the Scriptures, with rigor, relevance, and relationships in the learning process produces outstanding scholars and genuine Christian lifestyle in our students.

The Bible says that where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18). First Place Academy will prayerfully pursue the above vision with a faith that is firm and a hope that endures.

Our Mission

To partner with Christian families by providing a Christ-centered education of excellence where students will discover and embrace their God-given gifts and develop spiritually, socially, and intellectually into the next generation of champions for Christ, who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service before self, and Obedience to the Scriptures above all else.


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For over forty years, schools and homeschooling families have trusted A Beka Book to provide materials using the traditional approach proven successful throughout education’s history. Professionally illustrated textbooks and teaching aids, hands-on activities, challenging exercises, purposeful repetition, and the reinforcement of concepts from subject to subject give you all the tools you need to make learning interesting and memorable.

You can choose A Beka Book with confidence; each subject’s content comes from the work of skilled, dedicated scholars who have conducted primary research. See your students achieve the academic excellence and moral character that leave them equipped for life, just like over one million children developing into lifelong learners with A Beka every year.

Enroll Now!

Scholarships are now available and do not last long! Make sure to sign up for the McKay Scholarship or Step-Up For Students Scholarship

Contact us or click the links below to find out how you can enroll your students!




Open House

Aug. 2nd, 2019


First Day of School

August 8th, 2019

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