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Why CFA?

Why CFA?

Seniors reflects on their experiences as Cape Fear Academy students.  

Film credit goes to CFA Alum, Jay Batchler, who edited the piece.

Small size: 

  • Student/teacher ratio 9 to 1

Cutting edge technology in all grade levels:

  • A 1-to-1 laptop program for grades 3 through 12  
  • Laptop and iPad labs for  grades PK3 through 12
  • Mindstorms, Lego robotics,  GPS, Smart Boards, Smart response systems
  • Media projection systems in every classroom

Rich extracurricular opportunities:

Challenging curriculum:

  • Infused with innovation & technology PK3 through12
  • 21st century skills: critical thinking, analytical reasoning, writing, collaboration, information literacy

Outstanding AP scores:

  • 94% of CFA's AP scores were a 3 or above in 2012 and 2013. (NC avg. = 64%; Global avg. = 62%)
  • 90% of the Class of 2013 had at least one AP credit prior to graduation.

Strong college planning services :

  • 100% college acceptances
  • $1.9 million in merit scholarship awards for 2013
  • 82% acceptance to first-choice schools from the Class of 2013

Outstanding college performance:

  • Two-thirds of CFA alumni graduate from college within 4 years (national average 27%).

State-of-the-art 27-acre campus:

  • Outstanding academic facilities
  • New fine arts center opened in 2012
  • New athletic fields opened in 2011
  • New athletic center with classrooms opened in 2011

 Talented, committed faculty: 

  • Encouraging, accessible, and fostering life-long relationships with students
  • Individual attention: class sizes ranges from 5 to 20

Community service projects:

  • Both group and individual projects at all grade levels

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