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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember
  • June 3-11 - Celebration of Graduations!!
  • June 12 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
Academy Awards Event! A BIG Celebration!

The Falls Church Academy, Academy Awards event occurred on May 15 at 6pm and began as always in grand fashion.  The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Honor Guard lead by Patrick Devera and Emerald Society piper Matt Lopez, started the evenings event off with a patriotic flourish.  To follow, students from all 12 disciplines of Academy classes were honored for their commitment to their education, their health and human services career paths and service to others.  Six students were honored with a Leadership In Action award for their heroism and use of the medical knowledge they learned in class to save the lives of individuals needing medical care that they encountered in their every day lives this academic year.

Learning "real life" medical care through Mass Casualty event

The Falls Church Academy Annual Mass Casualty event, a cross-curricular academy-wide simulation, occurred in all three class sessions on Friday, May 31. 

This simulation incorporated all FC academy disciplines and imitated  communication across these pre-hospital and in-hospital medical components. In addition, Academy world languages such as ASL and Vietnamese played a role in this mass casualty incident exercise as victims in need of interpretation assistance to communicate with criminal justice and medical workers.

We are grateful to the Fairfax County CERT Moulage Team lead by Susy Ledgerwood, who come each year and make our students "injuries" look so realistic!

Relax and enjoy an amazing summer!

Seniors who are off to exciting adventures next year, please keep in touch and let us know what you're doing!!  When you are home on break we would love to see you again!

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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember
  • May 13 - CDR Melissa Burke, Navy Nurse to speak to Intro to Nursing students
  • May 14 - REVIVE Training with Intro to Nursing students
  • May 15 - Academy Awards - 6pm in the FCHS Auditorium
  • May 16 - Stop The Bleed - Plum Center
  • May 17 - Resume Writing with Intro to Nursing students
  • May 20 - Stop The Bleed - Criminal Justice students
  • May 21 - 23 - Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification (CCMA) testing in Academy classrooms
  • May 24 - Inova presentation to Medical Assistant students
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31 - Mass Casualty program - ALL ACADEMY CLASSES
We look forward to seeing you at the Academy Awards! Happy National Nurses Week!! - May 6-12 Academy students at NOVA MEC

EMT students in addition to Medical Assistant and Exploring the Language of Medicine students visited the NOVA Medical Education Campus this past week to witness and learn about the amazing human body from the Cadaver Lab in addition to learning about the many exciting medical programs offered through NOVA.  EMT students enjoyed the ambulance that sits in the NOVA EMT classroom as a teaching tool.  Exploring the Language of Medicine students explored the NOVA MEC Phlebotomy Lab and other medical labs.

Secret Service Agent presents to Criminal Justice students

Agent Will Hawkins from the US Secret Service talked to the Criminal Justice Level 2 students about the career of an agent, in addition to the training, selection process and the amazing opportunities afforded them through this career.     

MA students prepare for CCMA exam

Students in the Medical Assistant course are practicing hands on skills in preparation for their Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam coming up May 21-23, 2024.

Parking and Transportation

Due to construction at Falls Church High School, parking is extremely limited this academic year.  Students are greatly encouraged to take the provided shuttles to and from their base school.  If students choose to drive to Falls Church Academy for class from their base school, parking passes are in very limited supply and are given on a first come/first serve basis.  Students who do drive will need to park at Providence Recreation Center and walk to the high school.  The Application for Use of Private Automobile will need to be completed and returned to Ms. Fields in Room 237 before parking can be approved.   Falls Church Academy Student Parking Rules, Guidance, Fines and Penalties will apply.

Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule

The Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic year is as follows.  All FCHS, Shuttle Riders and Student Drivers must adhere to these class times or be marked absent or tardy.

AM periods 1 & 2 MID 1 periods 3 & 4 MID 2 periods 5 & 6 8:10-9:34am 10:00-11:11am

 

12:00-1:23pm

 

FCHS Students/Student Drivers 8:10-9:34am FCHS Students 9:47-11:11am

 

FCHS Students 11:44am-1:23pm

 

Shuttle Riders 8:30-9:34am Feeder Schools 10:00-11:11am Feeder Schools 12:00-1:23pm Follow Falls Church Academy on:

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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember
  • April 26 - Fairhill ES Career Fair with Dental and Medical Assistant students
  • May 2 - Secret Service to present to Criminal Justice II students
  • May 3 - Professional Workday/Student Holiday
  • May 6 - Cadaver Lab visit - EMT students
  • May 8 - Cadaver Lab visit - Medical Assistant students
  • May 9 & 10 - Cadaver Lab visit - Exploring Health Science students
  • May 13 - CDR Melissa Burke, Navy Nurse to speak to Intro to Nursing students
  • May 14 - REVIVE Training with Intro to Nursing students
  • May 15 - Academy Awards - 6pm in the FCHS Auditorium
  • May 16 - Stop The Bleed - Plum Center
  • May 17 - Resume Writing with Intro to Nursing students
  • May 20 - Stop The Bleed - Criminal Justice students
  • May 21 - 23 - Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification (CCMA) testing in Academy classrooms
  • May 24 - Inova presentation to Medical Assistant students
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 31 - Mass Casualty program - ALL ACADEMY CLASSES
We look forward to seeing you at the Academy Awards! Medical Assistant students learn how to draw up and give injections

Medical Assistant students learn how to do intradermal injections and using "Mr. Frank" to perform Tuberculosis Tests.

EMT students gain needed patient contacts

EMT students have the opportunity to gain patient contacts at Fair Oaks Hospital ER so they can successfully sit for their NREMT exam in the coming weeks. Thank you to Fair Oaks Hospital staff, to the preceptors Penny Kelly, Anita Van Der Merwe and Colin Flanigan, and to the FCPS Program Manager for Health and Medical Sciences Roberta Pinheiro Janik for these great experiences.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority shares K-9's with Criminal Justice

On April 4, Cpl Joseph and Cpl Robinson along with their explosive detection K-9 Bo provided a wonderful demonstration of how Bo detects explosives at the airport and other locations, careers with the MWAA and the training needed to be an officer.  Cpl Robinson also shared his experiences as a bicycle patrol officer with WMAA.

Parking and Transportation

Due to construction at Falls Church High School, parking is extremely limited this academic year.  Students are greatly encouraged to take the provided shuttles to and from their base school.  If students choose to drive to Falls Church Academy for class from their base school, parking passes are in very limited supply and are given on a first come/first serve basis.  Students who do drive will need to park at Providence Recreation Center and walk to the high school.  The Application for Use of Private Automobile will need to be completed and returned to Ms. Fields in Room 237 before parking can be approved.   Falls Church Academy Student Parking Rules, Guidance, Fines and Penalties will apply.

Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule

The Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic year is as follows.  All FCHS, Shuttle Riders and Student Drivers must adhere to these class times or be marked absent or tardy.

AM periods 1 & 2 MID 1 periods 3 & 4 MID 2 periods 5 & 6 8:10-9:34am 10:00-11:11am

 

12:00-1:23pm

 

FCHS Students/Student Drivers 8:10-9:34am FCHS Students 9:47-11:11am

 

FCHS Students 11:44am-1:23pm

 

Shuttle Riders 8:30-9:34am Feeder Schools 10:00-11:11am Feeder Schools 12:00-1:23pm Follow Falls Church Academy on:

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Falls Church Academy News!

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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember
  • Mar. 22 3rd Qtr. Ends
  • March 23-31 - Spring Break
  • April 1 & 2 - Professional Development Days
  • April 4 - Airport Authority to speak to Criminal Justice 2
  • April 5 - Field trips to NIH Dental and Craniofacial Research Labs for Dental Careers and DEA Museum for Criminal Justice students
  • April 8 - Total Solar Eclipse 2:04 - 4:32pm
  • April 10 - Holiday - Eid al Fitr
  • April 16 & 17 - Resume Writing and Mock Interviews with Criminal Justice students
  • April 19 - National Law Enforcement Museum with Criminal Justice students
HOSA Spring Volunteer Drive for Inova Schar Cancer and Life with Cancer

Beginning after Spring Break, students in all Falls Church Academy classes will have the opportunity to donate the following items to be given to Inova Schar Cancer and Life with Cancer.

Inova Life with Cancer helps individuals and families meet the challenges of living with cancer by providing evidence-based education, support, wellness programs and integrative therapies, free of charge, no matter where you live or receive treatment.

Items to donate are:

  • Port Pillows - the pillow attaches to a seatbelt to provide cushion between the chemo port and the seatbelt.
  • Cancer Care Kits
  • Lotion
  • Tissues
  • Chapstick
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Coloring/Activity Books
  • Blankets
  • STRONG NEED:  Men's toiletries and care items

Items can be brought to the Medical Assistant classrooms #239 and #241.

THANK YOU!

Biotechnology Foundation students observe bacteria growth

Students in the Biotechnology Foundations program observe milk and yogurt while proving that it is the presence of bacteria in the yogurt that causes the milk to become yogurt.  Observational and reporting skills that students have learned in this class are used to discover and record their findings.

Fairfax County CERT presents emergency response protocols

Individuals from the Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team provided a week long training program designed specifically for high school students in which they prepared the Falls Church Academy EMT students to be disaster ready and able to provide assistance if necessary.  Students learned disaster preparedness and CERT organization, disaster psychology, terrorism, medical 1 & 2, light search and rescue, utility control and fire safety.  Each day students were given knowledge checks to confirm their understanding.   

MA students learn about wounds and their care toward healing

To learn about wound care you have to first have a wound, right?  Students in the Medical Assistant classes had fun creating various simulated wounds on mannequins and then assessed them and learned how to manage their healing.  Wounds were assessed for their length, depth, proliferation and inflammation and in the assessment students described them using medical terms.  They also described the type of dressing or sutures the wounds needed as well as wound care and healing nutrition.  

Stop The Bleed for Criminal Justice Students

The students in the Criminal Justice Level 1 classes had the opportunity to learn and practice for the Stop the Bleed training with members of the Inova Trauma Services team by packing the wound, using pressure and tourniquet's.  

FCPS Inclement Weather Policy

As the weather begins to get colder, please be aware of the FCPS Inclement Weather Policy.

 

Parking and Transportation

Due to construction at Falls Church High School, parking is extremely limited this academic year.  Students are greatly encouraged to take the provided shuttles to and from their base school.  If students choose to drive to Falls Church Academy for class from their base school, parking passes are in very limited supply and are given on a first come/first serve basis.  Students who do drive will need to park at Providence Recreation Center and walk to the high school.  The Application for Use of Private Automobile will need to be completed and returned to Ms. Fields in Room 237 before parking can be approved.   Falls Church Academy Student Parking Rules, Guidance, Fines and Penalties will apply.

Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule

The Falls Church Academy Bell Schedule for the 2023-2024 Academic year is as follows.  All FCHS, Shuttle Riders and Student Drivers must adhere to these class times or be marked absent or tardy.

AM periods 1 & 2 MID 1 periods 3 & 4 MID 2 periods 5 & 6 8:10-9:34am 10:00-11:11am

 

12:00-1:23pm

 

FCHS Students/Student Drivers 8:10-9:34am FCHS Students 9:47-11:11am

 

FCHS Students 11:44am-1:23pm

 

Shuttle Riders 8:30-9:34am Feeder Schools 10:00-11:11am Feeder Schools 12:00-1:23pm Follow Falls Church Academy on:

Instagram - FallsChurchAcademy

Facebook - FallsChurchAcad

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703-207-4011
Attendance: 703-207-4011 | Web | Twitter

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