Memphis Schools

Freedom Preparatory Academy - High School

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 9 – 12
  • District: Shelby County Schools
  • Operated By: Freedom Preparatory Academy
  • 672 Students
  • 11 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: College Preparatory, Liberal Arts, LiberationArts
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
  • School Day: 7:30am – 4pm
  • Extended Calendar: We have an extended school day, 10 Saturday Schools, and summer programming.
  • Summer Programs: School helps all students apply to and matriculate into summer programs on college campuses.
  • Opened in 2013
  • Uniform Required
  • The mission of Freedom Preparatory Academy is to prepare all students to excel in college and in life.
  • The vision at Freedom Preparatory Academy is for all students to have the same competitive advantage as the most privileged children in America.
  • A highly structured, rigorous academic program that prepares students to not only get into college, but also for success in college, is provided.
  • Freedom Prep is based on five core values that guide the community's actions: respect, responsibility, integrity, community, and excellence. These values support the achievement of Freedom Prep's mission of preparing all students to excel in college and in life.
  • Students are given more freedom than at the FPA elementary and middle schools, as they are preparing to be adults. FPA High School also promotes group work, healthy debates, and conflict resolution (that might be found in professional settings).
  • Extracurriculars: Newspaper, Drama, Garden, Knowledge Bowl, Dance, Rugby, Football, Basketball, Poetry/Writing, Chess, Ultimate Frisbee, Facing History Leadership, Basketball, Track, Volunteering, Student Government, Choir
  • Special Education: A more inclusive model is provided, and students are supported through the Special Pops program, no matter their IEP.
  • Parent Involvement: Freedom Prep Parent Teacher Organization, Parent Advocates and Volunteers, Very Important Parents (VIPs), PTSO, Volunteer opportunities
  • Tours: Please contact the Main Office to set up a tour. We have limited in-person tours due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; however, we're happy to set up virtual tours.
  • Freedom Prep has a team of college counselors who work on ACT, AP programming, and the college admissions process. There is also a Collegiate Skills class that all students take.
  • AP Classes: World History

Enrollment Info

  • 1. Complete application online or at school. 2. Attend mandatory parent meeting with school leadership. 3. Gather and submit complete registration packet. 4. Enrolled at Freedom Prep!
  • Application Requirements: All new students to Freedom Prep will attend a summer family meeting and go through student orientation before the beginning of the school year.
  • Application Process Begins: 01/01/2017
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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically79.2% of students are Economically Disadvantaged
  • Lacks Racial Diversity


19.4 In 2022, the Average ACT Score for students was 19.4
90.5% In 2022, the Graduation Rate for seniors was 90.5%
5 In 2022, the TVAAS Growth Score showed more than expected growth

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