Faith Community Educational Institute (FCEI Adult Education)--
Instructors include Norma F. Gogins, Lead Instructor; Pastor Wayne Dunning, Judith Hunt-Glenn, and Dr. Kenneth L. Gogins; who are on call for substitute teaching and/or as the class size may increase; and Minister Verzell Taylor, Counselor
FCEI is a faith-based school for adults to have a second chance to earn an accredited high school diploma. FCEI classes are held at the Decatur Township Offices located at 1620 S. Taylorville Road, Decatur, Illinois 62521. The main business/mailing address is FCEI, 1065 N. Van Dyke, Decatur, Il, 62552
The Faith Community Educational Institute has been in existence since 2005. There have been 830 students who have graduated from the program. 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). As of 2019, the adult education program is accredited through the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/26-1). The name change permits the school to apply for and receive grants and donations.
Many of the graduates 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 200 out-side hours (OS) 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
Health/immunization/dental/vison records (may be a part of transcript)*
Confirmation of successful completion of the US Constitution
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.
*Free physical will be available for enrolled adult students to FCEI during on-site registration.
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 fee which includes cap and gown is $35. 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; health/immunization/dental/vison records (are probably a of the transcript); a picture I.D., and confirmation of successful completion of the U.S. Constitution.* All must be submitted with the $225.00 registration fee to complete the registration process. Mail-in registration is welcome and will continue through April 7 (in accord with Governor Pritzker’s direction “to stay at home”. The registration form can be downloaded from our website; and all above requested materials may be mailed to the FCEI office. *Test is given during class if proof is not available 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.nclude the following March 31, 2020 $5,000 grant from Decatur Township (tentative). 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
Onsite Registration is pending; (mail-in registration is ongoing through April 7, 2020. Start date for beginning class is tentative. Additional information can be received by calling: Faith Community Educational Institution at 217/848-6333. Accredited via: Illinois School Code 105 ILCS5/26-1
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.
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