First Priority is committed to following the guidelines of the federal Equal Access Act as it relates to students, teachers and visitors. Understanding your role as a faculty sponsor or host of a First Priority meeting is vital.

If First Priority is meeting as a formal club on “club day” or during a “club period” then a Faculty Sponsor is required. If the First Priority meets during a time not designated as a “club day” (before or after school, or during lunch), then the group is meeting informally and may need a faculty member to secure a meeting location or to be present at meetings.

Under the federal Equal Access Act, teachers serve in a “custodial” role. Teachers may help students secure a meeting location, communicate with administration, access school and First Priority resources, and help students maintain the club. However, teachers can NOT participate in or lead the meetings, or pray with students. If you have questions or would like to request a club/group packet, please contact us: .


Here are a few resources to help:

U.S. Department of Education: Legal Guidelines Regarding Equal Access:

A Teacher’s Guide to Religion in Public Schools:

Understanding the Equal Access Act:
Understanding the Equal Access Act

Contact us to receive a 2019-2020 club packet:

HOPE Cycle Cheat Sheet: HOPE Strategy cheat sheet

Letter of Intent to Meet: Letter of Intent

HOPE Cycle Lessons for 2019-2020:

HOPE Cycle 1 fall 2019 Sin and Separation
HOPE Cycle 2 Understanding Salvation
HOPE Cycle 3 The role of the Holy Spirit fall 2019
Hope Cycle 4 Why do we read the bible fall 2019
HOPE Cycle 5-A New Creation fall 2019
HOPE cycle 6-Suffering Spring 2020
HOPE Cycle 7 spring 2020
HOPE Cycle 8 Confession, Repentance, Forgiveness Spring 2020