Mission and Beliefs


    The mission of the Central Freshman Academy (CFA) is to create a positive learning environment that promotes academic achievement and personal-social growth and development. CFA is a transitional, small learning community that in partnership with parents, teachers, scholars, and the local community, is committed to providing a secure, positive learning environment where students achieve the skills necessary for responsible citizenship and the achievement of post-secondary goals.


    • Our scholars are unique individuals that are worthy of tolerance and acceptance and deserve to be treated fairly
    • Our scholars are capable of learning and need to experience success
    • Our scholars need a variety of teaching strategies to meet their individual needs and learn best when they are actively involved in meaningful learning experiences
    • Our scholars merit an undisturbed, safe, and orderly learning environment
    • Our scholars should respect themselves and others and need to be surrounded by positive role models
    • Our scholars should set achievable goals and then work towards them
    • Our scholars learn to be responsible by being given responsibility
    • Our scholars learn best when their family and community are involved with their education
    • Our scholars should give their time and use their talent to benefit others through community service

    The Academy Performance Goals are to:  

    • Advocate for all freshmen within the CFA learning community
    • Increase Ninth grade student attendance rates
    • Focus on student performance data and improve academic skills and understanding
    • Reduce the number of “Freshman” (retained 9th graders) by reducing the gap in retention of all subgroups
    • Improve student literacy, numeracy, and writing skills
    • Recognize student achievement
    • Make a positive impact in the reduction of high school drop-outs
    • Promote student ownership of learning, creativity, problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with other learners
    • Prepare students to successfully achieve post-secondary goals—college, technical training, workforce, military



    The Phenix City School system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The Phenix City Schools ESC has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.