Trinity Christian High School offers diverse and challenging programs designed to prepare students spiritually and academically for success in life far beyond graduation. The programs of study available equip students with biblically-based critical thinking skills and engage them in active learning. The end result is students who routinely test well, and graduates who know how to think deeply and work effectively.
High school students are offered eight classes per semester (including a variety of elective options) in a block schedule format. The following are some of our specific departments and an overview of curriculum taught to students.
Bible Department - In Bible class, we present a systematic study of God's Word. The 9th graders study an overview of the Old Testament, 10th grade is an overview of the New Testament. In 11th and 12th-grade Summit Ministries materials are used for 11th and 12th grades where we focus on Understanding the Faith and Understanding the Times. All classes are taught from a non-denominational perspective, rendering the curriculum and classes a safe place to learn the Bible without concern that parental teaching will be undermined.
Science Department - We pride ourselves in having a dynamic and updated program where students are given ample opportunities for discovery, exploration, and development of critical thinking skills. Our courses are designed on the premise that students have a God-given natural curiosity about the world around them and a divine assignment to be good stewards of it. The skills learned through the study of science are essential for any discipline. These include methods of inquiry, experimental planning and designing, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating.
English Department - This department is a tightly sequential program of preparation for college and college testing, focusing on classic works, composition, vocabulary and grammar skills. Centered on a strong scope and sequence, students annually read works from several genres, write papers ranging from creative works to research papers, and focus strongly on SAT and literary vocabulary necessary for success on the college level. By the junior and senior year, Dual Credit classes are offered through Lubbock Christian University, as students move on into college-level work and procure college credits while in high school.
Mathematics Department - The math curriculum at TCS is well designed to help students be successful mathematical problem solvers. Students learn the concepts of math so they can apply the concepts to any situation. Trinity offers four math tracks to accommodate different academic abilities and goals. Advanced classes include Dual Credit College Algebra, Dual Credit College Trigonometry, Dual Credit Pre Calculus all credits given by Lubbock Christian University. We also offer AP Calculus A.
History Department - History is taught from a distinctly Christian perspective. World History is taught over the course of 9th and 10th-grade, in 11th-grade our students are taught US History, and Government and Economics are taught in 12th-grade. Seniors also have the opportunity to take a concurrent enrollment Government class at Lubbock Christian University.
Languages other than English Department - The TCS Languages other than English Department offers students the opportunity to study Spanish or Computer Programing. Through the study of grammar and the acquisition of new vocabulary, along with extensive practice in reading, writing, and speaking, the goal for the Spanish students is to achieve fluency in communication in the target language. An advanced level of Spanish is offered at TCS for the goal of passing the CLEP Exam. Basic and AP level Computer Programming classes also fulfill the State of Texas LOTE graduation requirements.
Fine Arts Department - Theatre courses are taught from three perspectives: (1) drama as a performing art; (2) drama as a ministry tool; (3) drama as a unique craft that requires training in special skills related to performance. Students perform and also study to improve their voices and diction, their use of body language, and their knowledge of every other facet of drama from its structure to its history. Students are offered the opportunity to compete in the TAPPS One Act Play and to develop interpretation pieces and duet scenes for competition.
In art class, students learn basic drawing, learn to see as an artist sees, and learn to create beautiful portraits. Also taught are printmaking processes, drawing, and painting in different media, clay techniques, and sculpture.
TCS offers the following electives:
- Praise & Worship Team
- Culinary Class
- Leadership Class
- ACT/SAT Prep Class
- Competitive Athletics
Every year our students compete in a wide range of TAPPS academics competitions.