Faith Community Educational Institute (FCEI Adult Education)--
Instructors include Norma F. Gogins, Lead Instructor; Verzell Taylor, Instructor, Pastor Wayne Dunning, and Dr. Kenneth L. Gogins who are on call for substitute teaching and/or as the class size may increase.
FCEI is a faith-based adult school for adults, to have a second chance to earn an accredited high school diploma. FCEI-Decatur is supported and housed at the Faith Community Assembly located at 1065 N. Van Dyke Street, Decatur, Illinois.
The Faith Community Educational Institute has been in existence since 2005. FCEI is described as an adult education—continuing education-- program that issues a high school diploma after students have completed the required course work. Prior to November, 2007 the Faith Community Educational Institute was called the Marion Williams Bible Institute-Decatur Annex (MWBI-Decatur Annex). The name was changed to Faith Community Educational Institute (FCEI). This adult education program is accredited under the same accrediting agency—Accrediting Commission International (as prior school). The name change permits the school to apply for and receive grants and donations.
Thus far there have been more than 600 students who have completed the program and received their high school diploma. Many of the students are presently attending various community colleges—some have graduated from the community college and are attending or have graduated from a four-year college. Some FCEI students have been promoted to a higher-level position at their present employment, and some have been able to obtain their first “real” job.
FCEI Adult Education Program offers two terms per year (fall/winter and spring/summer). Classes meet four (4) hours per week for 20 weeks. Students are also required to obtain 360 hours through various outside-of-classroom educational activities. The total cost of the program is $400, which includes the application fee. The registration progress requires the following:
A transcript from the last high school attended
Application fee is $225 (nonrefundable); balance of tuition is due by or before the 10th week of class
A copy of a pictured I.D.
This program is an outreach ministry of the Faith Community Assembly of the Apostolic Faith, P.A.W.Inc. It offers a “second-chance” to those who realize the importance of a high-school education. The program provides success to those who before were unable to accomplish this task. Those who were once unsuccessful can now begin to strive for, each and fulfill their goals and dreams. Graduating from high school diploma not only increases self-esteem but also promotes a more productive life style. Various donations made been made to include the following: Senator Andy Manar--2017; Bishop G.T Livingston 2017; Decatur Community Foundation; Macon County/Office of General Assistance--2016; Dr. Debra Babich--2014; IBEW-2009; Caterpillar--2009; and Mt Zion Apostolic Church, Springfield, IL. (Visual aid equipment). Donations made in 2008 include (City of Decatur 2008; City of Decatur—computers, 2008); cash donations by Faith Fellowship Christian Church and miscellaneous private contributions. A computer lab has been established which affords the students the opportunity to complete homework assignments and have a means for on-line tutoring. Some partial grants have been given from FCEI Funds. Also, Safety Network, Decatur, Illinois has been in collaboration with FCEI from 2008- 2014 which provides for students who are indigent and would like to return to school. FCEI is striving to improve and implement resources that will permit continued growth. Future plans include:
1) Additional, larger scholarships/grants for those indigent students
2) A larger facility to facilitate more classroom space
The FCEI Adult Education Program is open to all, who desire a “second-chance” to those who realize the importance of a high school education. The FCEI Adult Education Program permits success to those who, before, were unable to accomplish this task. With a “second chance”, students can now begin to strive and reach their goals and fulfill their dreams.
2018 Decatur Class
2015 Decatur Class A
This program offers a “second chance” to those who have dropped out of high school and now realize the importance of a high school education. It permits success to those who before were unable to accomplish this task. With a “second chance”, students can now begin to strive and reach their goals to fulfill their dreams. Total cost of the program is $400.00, which includes tuition, textbook, and class materials. Graduation cap and gown is additional.
There are two terms per year—Spring/Summer—Term A and Fall/Winter—Term B. Classes meet once per week for four (4) hours. Applicant must submit a transcript from the last high school attended, complete the application, submit a picture I.D., and submit the $225.00 registration fee to complete the registration process. Tuition, textbook, and class materials.
Mail-in registration is welcome. Registration form can be downloaded from website; form, transcript from previous high school, confirmation of successful completion of U.S. Constitution, and registration can be mailed to school up to one week before walk-in registration.
EDUCATION IS YOUR LIBERATION
Outreach ministry of the
Faith Community Assembly of the
Apostolic Faith, P.A.W., Inc.
Faith Community Educational Institute (FCEI)
A Christian school designed to help you
1065 N. Van Dyke Street
Decatur, IL 62522
*accredited through—Accrediting Commission International (ACI) a private accrediting agency