Fletcher Academy endeavors to teach our students that one of life’s true aims is to honor the Maker in doing our part of the world’s work. We strive to instill the value of work and develop strong work ethics in each of our students. We believe that students must be taught that life requires earnest work and responsibility.
Fletcher Academy believes that learning to work, to be punctual, and to faithfully perform assigned duties is as much a part of education as any other aspect of school life. Fletcher makes provision for all students to acquire work skills while enrolled at Fletcher Academy. The freshmen are enrolled in a class designed to teach them not only soft skills that are useful in any line of work, but also specific skills in the areas of food service, janitorial, maintenance, and office work. Once the freshman complete this year of training and introduction to work, they are eligible to enter our work force as sophomores, juniors, and Seniors.
Work education continues to be a hallmark of our success as an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of students. We are uniquely positioned with enough employment opportunities to keep our entire student body either employed or enrolled in meaningful career education opportunities.
The Corporate Structure
Fletcher Academy, Incorporated (FAI), founded in 1910, is a non-profit corporation that provides the business framework for a unique operating structure. This structure includes two independent Christian schools that provide a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) education as well as several businesses dedicated to furthering Christian Adventist education. FAI, whose motto is “Christian Businesses for Christian Education,” manages these businesses that not only serve our community but also provide the opportunity for students to earn a portion of their tuition while giving them real-life work experiences. FAI owns and operates both Captain Gilmer Christian School (CGCS), grades pre K – 8, and Fletcher Academy (FA), grades 9 – 12.
Fletcher Academy (FA)
Fletcher Academy, an independent college preparatory high school founded in 1910, exists to provide a distinctly Seventh-day Adventist education where spiritual development is bolstered with academic rigor, work skills, and character development that challenges our graduates to have a transforming influence in their world as disciples of Jesus. FA is fully funded by the combination of tuition, income from the businesses of FAI, and contributions made by dedicated alumni and friends.
Captain Gilmer Christian School (CGCS)
Captain Gilmer Christian School is owned and operated by Fletcher Academy, Inc., which is a Seventh-day Adventist affiliate. Our program services students in Pre- Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and is located just up the hill from Fletcher Academy. CGCS is partially funded by three constituent area SDA churches (Fletcher, Arden, and Hendersonville). This model has served Fletcher for many years.
Fletcher Park Inn (FPI)
Fletcher Park Inn is a Christian retirement community nestled on the property of Fletcher Academy, Inc. and is one of the most affordable retirement communities in the area with amenities and conveniences not offered anywhere else. Fletcher Academy students work at FPI to help pay their expenses to attend school. Come and experience the friendly family atmosphere at FPI where we are actively “Meeting Your Needs and Enriching Your Life”.
Leila Patterson Center (LPC)
The Leila Patterson Center is a state of the art Fitness and Aquatics Facility owned and operated by Fletcher Academy, Inc. on the campus of Fletcher Academy. Quality cardio equipment, a junior-olympic size indoor aquatics center, a gymnasium with an indoor walking track are some of the benefits the LPC provides for Fletcher Academy students and the surrounding community. The LPC is one of several businesses on campus that support Fletcher Academy’s work study program by employing students in varying capacities.
Information Technology (IT)
This department offers various IT services to our schools and businesses, including: Cable TV Service, Internet Service, Phone Service, Device Installation & Repair, Troubleshooting.
Plant Services primarily provides the customer support to all facilities to ensure the environment is conducive for teaching and serving for our entire 500,000 sqft. buildings and 600+ acres of property. The department provides efficient, timely, cost-effective support and technical expertise in the areas of building maintenance, grounds maintenance, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.
Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church
While not owned and operated by Fletcher Academy, Inc., the Fletcher SDA Church is located on the property of FAI adjacent to the academy campus. We enjoy a close relationship with the Fletcher SDA Church and are blessed by the ministry they provide to our students and community.