Q. What curriculum do you use?
A. The curriculum utilized varies depending on the grade. For Middle School/Sr High students it will also vary on the academic track selected (Regular, Honors or Pre-Advanced Placement). For additional information regarding curriculum, contact Brenda Tyler at 806.791.6583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Do you have advanced placement courses?
A. Yes, advanced placement offerings include honors and advanced placement classes in math, science, foreign language, government/economics, English and the arts. Also, Dual Credit English, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and College Algebra are offered through South Plains College.
Q. What does TCS do with young children who need another year to mature?
A. TCS offers a "redshirt" year. Transitional First Grade (T1) is for students who are developmentally young. This is an additional year between kindergarten and first grade.
Q. Does TCS have remediation programs?
A. Available to those students needing extra assistance in the early years are the following:
Language Retraining (LR)-- a multi-sensory daily, one-hour program for students who are having difficulty learning the skills of written English, including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, CAPS and spelling difficulties.
Speech Therapy- On site speech therapy is provided for additional fee.
Content Mastery (Inclusion)-- Students remain in the classroom, and a qualified educator provides individualized instruction according to need.
Q. How is the TCS Academic year scheduled?
A. Our academic year is based on two semesters with 2 nine- weeks grading periods per semester. In the elementary school (PreK through fifth grade), classes meet daily. In the Middle School/Sr High (6th-12th grade), we utilize a block schedule with 80-minute classes that meet every other day for each subject. There is a 30-minute study hall daily for middle school and high school students. Each week alternates between, what we call, Red and Navy days. Students with English on a "Red" day for example, will meet three times one week and two the next (i.e., Monday, Wednesday and Friday one week and Tuesday and Thursday, the next). Hard copies and electronic copies of color coded calendars are available for parents and students.
Q. How do you divide your campuses and grades?
A. TCS offers Pre-K -- 5th grade at the Elementary School campus at 7002 Canton Avenue, Lubbock, Texas. Grades 6-8 are situated at the University Campus located at 6701 University Avenue (South Campus). The HS is located at 6701 University Avenue (North Campus).
Q. How are your teachers qualified to teach my child?
A. Our teachers meet the standards for certification through the Association of Christian Schools International, which requires a four-year degree with a certain number of credits in educational and biblical courses. These credits must be renewed over time. Additionally, most of our teachers hold state teaching licenses, and a number hold graduate degrees. All teachers and support staff of Trinity Christian School are born-again believers, who are committed to the philosophy of Christian education.
Q. Do you offer a nursery program?
A. A program, called the Early Education Center, is offered for infants ages 10 weeks to 3 years of age. It is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may choose all five days or a combination of those days. Our Early Education Center is a state licensed program and one of the largest in the city. We have a well-trained staff who believe God has given them a desire and ability to minister to your children while you work - or even just enjoy a few days out. For more information, call Stacy - 806.791.8004.
Q. What do you offer for a Pre-K program?
A. At age four, students may enroll in the Trinity Christian School four-year-old academic Pre-Kindergarten program. This program works to prepare students for school as well as to develop social skills through interactive activities. Teaching and learning is set up with a hands-on approach using manipulatives for the children. This enables each individual child to learn and progress at his/her own pace and maturation in the various areas of learning. The child must be four years old by September 1.
Q. What is cut-off date for kindergarten eligibility and how old must my child be?
A. Students seeking placement in kindergarten must be five years of age by Sept. 1st of the enrollment year.
Q. What kind of technology do you offer?
A. Trinity offers its students complete computer labs on each campus. Elementary school students attend a computer class where they are exposed to various software applications such as Word, Power Point and Excel, as well as academic enrichment activities and Spanish via the Rosetta Stone program. At the Middle School level, students are provided experience in keyboarding, Microsoft and other software applications. High School students have media and technology courses available. Mimeo "smart boards" are used by many of our teachers in our classrooms.