Admissions Overview

Steps to Admission

1.Families initiate the admissions process by filling out the New Student Contact Form
 
2.Once this form is submitted, you will receive a phone call from the TCA administrative assistant to schedule an interview with the appropriate campus-level administrator.
 
3.At the interview, families will be given further admissions information.

Admissions Requirements
 
  • Students applying for admission to Trinity Christian Academy will be considered on the basis of scholastic aptitude, achievement tests, previous school report cards, recommendations, and an administrator's interview with the parent(s) and student.  A readiness test is required of all new students entering into kindergarten and 1st grade.  All other students who have previously been in other school settings, including home-schools, and have not taken an achievement test recognized by TCA within the last six months will be administered an admission test prior to acceptance.
  • Senior transfers will not be admitted after the first day of the sprin0g semester. No transfers will be allowed to enroll in any grade during the last grading period of a school year.
  • Students transferring from another school must have grades in the ABC range for the previous year (K-6) or semester (7-12).  Achievement test scores must be on grade level (at or above the 50th percentile), and only nationally recognized test scores (Stanford, California, Iowa, TerraNova) will be accepted.  All students applying for high school admission (9th grade and above) must have successfully completed courses similar to those offered at TCA so that they will be prepared to take courses that are necessary for graduation (the exception being Bible courses).  Students applying for 10th grade without an Algebra I credit will not be eligible for admission without administrative approval. Applicants are asked to understand that TCA offers no modifications or special assistance to students with special academic needs (learning / emotional disabilities). 
  •  At least one parent must have a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ and regularly attend an area Bible-believing church.  Parents must furnish a Pastoral Recommendation Form completed by the pastor of their church, bearing witness to the family's Christian stand and involvement in worship.  A new pastor's form must be furnished annually in order to verify continued church involvement.  Enrollment packets will not be considered complete and no action will be taken on admission until this form is completed and submitted to the main office. The family must be in accord with the Christian educational philosophy and policies of Trinity Christian Academy as outlined in the Family Handbook.
  • An up-to-date immunization record signed by a doctor or Director of Public Health is required.  This record does not have to accompany the application, but must be on file before admission to class.  
  •  If the interview, testing, and completed application packet are satisfactory, acceptance is based on the date and time both the completed application and deposit are received.  The family will be notified as to acceptance or rejection.  The balance of enrollment fees must be paid by May 1st.  These fees are non-refundable.  Late fees will apply after May 10th and will be added every 10 days thereafter to the balance of the enrollment fee.  All new students offered admission are accepted on a one-semester probationary period.
  • New students must have a good disciplinary record in order to be approved for admission.  No students will be accepted who have been expelled from another school or who are known users of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs.  Families and/or students who are found to have withheld or misrepresented information vital to the admission process (past disciplinary issues, learning disabilities, etc.), may be subject to expulsion.  Parents must understand that enrollment of children in Trinity Christian Academy is a privilege, not a right.  Continued enrollment and reenrollment are dependent not only upon a student's actions and attitudes, but also upon continued parental support of the school, its staff, and its policies.
  • The biblical and philosophical goal of Trinity Christian Academy is to develop students into mature, Christlike individuals who will be able to exhibit a Christlike life.  Of necessity, this involves the school's understanding and belief of what qualities or characteristics exemplify a Christlike life.  All students are expected to exhibit the qualities of a Christlike life espoused and taught by the school and to refrain from immoral activities or behavior.  Thus TCA retains the right to refuse enrollment or to expel any student who engages in sexual immorality, including any student who professes to be homosexual/bisexual or is a practicing homosexual/bisexual, as well as any student who condones, supports, or otherwise promotes such practices (Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:27).  TCA's biblical role is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christlike.  On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the biblical lifestyle the school teaches.  This includes, but is not necessarily limited to sexual immorality, homosexual orientation, or inability to support the moral principles of the school.  In such cases, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.
Elementary requirements:
  • A readiness test is required of all new students entering into kindergarten and 1st grade.
  • Students transferring from another school must have grades in the ABC range for the previous year.
  • Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 1.
  • Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1.
  • 1st graders must transfer from an acceptable kindergarten program or be 6 years old by Sept. 1.

Secondary requirements:

  • Students transferring from another school must have grades in the ABC range.
  • All students applying for high school admissions (9th grade and above) must have successfully completely courses similar to those offered at TCA so that they will be prepared to take courses that are necessary for graduation (excluding the Bible courses for students transferring from a public school).
  • Students applying for 10th grade without an Algebra I credit will not be eligible for admission without administrative approval.
  • New students applying for admission to grades 7-12 will be interviewed individually. In order to be admitted, students must agree to the purposes and goals of the school and must agree to take the courses that are required towards graduation and college admissions.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students
Trinity Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic and other school programs.