TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
will OPEN enrollment February 1st

Thank you for your excitement and prayers as we open our new school for Grades K-6th.

For more information, please contact ckrieger@temple.church.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in learning more about Temple Christian Academy! We have been working diligently to build an amazing atmosphere for your child(ren) and cannot wait for them to get here this fall! There are dozens of questions that have already been asked at least once and we want you to be able to hear the answer straight from the source. We truly appreciate you wanting to learn more and look forward to the prospect of partnering with you.

 

Application Process and Eligibility 

 

Q: How do I apply? 

A: Click on the "Download Application" box above. Print it out, fill it out, and bring it to the Church Office with the application fee between 8:30am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

 

Q: What happens next? 

A: Our Principal will call you within three business days to let you know that he has received your packet. Once he has evaluated the application fully, he will provide an admissions decision and if accepted, reserve your child’s spot in class. He will then follow up at a later date to request records.  

 

Q: What if I have questions before I fill out an application?

A: Read through our FAQs and then email our Principal, Cody Krieger with ANY questions: ckrieger@temple.church

 

Q: At what age can my child start Kindergarten?

A: Students who turn 5 by August 31st can be admitted into kindergarten. Students who will turn 5 by September 30th and have been through a five-day Pre-K can also be admitted into kindergarten with parents’ signed acknowledgement upon application that they will repeat kindergarten the following year.

 

School Hours, Drop-Off, Pickup Times

 

Q: What will the school hours be?

A: 8:45am - 3:00pm (teachers pick their students up from the gym and head to class 8:45am)

 

Q: Where and at what time do I drop my student(s) off?

A: 8:25 am - 8:40 am at the Main Gym Doors (students will line up with their class in the gym). Parents will drive from Kingdom Way, through the gym loop, and out through YMCA Lane.

 

Q: What about pickup time and location?

A: 3:05 pm - 3:20 pm back at the Main Gym Doors (students will be back in line in the gym). Parents will again drive from Kingdom Way, through the gym loop, and out through YMCA Lane.

 

In the classroom (Curriculum, Classes, Specials)

 

Q: What curriculum will he/she be taught?

A: We will use Abeka, which is an outstanding, trusted Christian curriculum.

 

Q: Which classes will he/she be taught daily?

A: Reading (ELA), Math, Science/Health, History, and Bible. 

 

Q: Will my student write in manuscript (print) or cursive?

A: Our kindergarten classes will begin learning letters with print, but students will use cursive for writing in and beyond First Grade.

 

Q: What specials will you have for him/her?

A: At the least, we will have Art, Music, and PE.

 

Q: Will my student attend Chapel?

A: Yes, students will attend age-appropriate Chapel weekly. 

 

Q: Will my child get to take recess? Where? What about a new playground?

A: For now, we will have at least one recess each day and share the playground equipment on the backside of the building with Temple Preschool, as well as utilize the gym. We are looking into costs and fundraisers of future playground projects and will gather opinions from families as to what they would be willing to contribute to such a future project.

 

Q: Will my child receive his/her own iPad or Chromebook?

A: No, our K-6 students will not each have a device as their work will not be done electronically.

 

Q: So their classwork will be paper/pencil?

A: We will combine play and activities with the Abeka worksheets and other printed material.

 

Q: Can my child bring their own tablet or cell phone to use during class or their own time?

A: No, devices will not be permitted throughout the day. Any cell phone brought will need to be off and away the entire day. Parents are able to call school landlines as necessary.

 

Q: What if my child is advanced for their grade level?

A: The lessons in Abeka cater to 90% of the classroom, but we have the opportunity to differentiate with skilled/experienced/licensed teachers as well as great resources through Abeka to provide instruction to high-flyers in and out of the classroom. 

 

Class Sizes and Future Growth

 

Q: Will you offer 7th grade and 8th grade?
A:
We are committed to grow from K-6 to K-7 next year (Fall 2023) and K-8 the following year (Fall 2024). 

 

Q: Will you ever have a high school?

A: We hope to one day expand into K-12, but are seeking God’s guidance and provision for such capacity.

 

Q: What are the maximums as far as class sizes?

A: We are truly committed to maintaining low class sizes. We will cap our kindergarten classes at 14 students. Our caps for 1st-6th are 16 students. Until we can open up another class in that grade level, future applicants will be waitlisted. We simply refuse to compromise the great learning environment and potential quality relationships made available through small class sizes.  

 

Dress Code/Uniforms

 

Q: Will he/she get to wear uniforms? What is the dress code? 

A: We will have a dress code. All clothing must fit appropriately, be of adequate length, and be that which students can maintain modesty throughout the day: 

MALES will typically wear either khaki or navy pants or shorts and a solid-color polo shirt. 

FEMALES will typically wear khaki or navy pants, skirts, shorts, jumpers or skorts. 

On certain days, all students will be permitted to wear appropriate jeans and on others, students will be encouraged to dress up according to a theme (100th day, Spirit Week, etc).

TCA clothes (sweatshirts, t-shirts, polos) will be made available for purchase and can be worn at school as well.  

 

Visits, Open House, Info Nights

 

Q: How will the classrooms be set up?

A: Each classroom will have a white board, tables and chairs, and a mounted television with AppleTV. Students will have space to store their backpacks and our younger students will also have cubbies for their other supplies and belongings. This helps us reset rooms that are also used for small groups and other activities within the church.

 

Q: When can we come see the school/classes set up?

A: There is construction, painting, and other preparation happening now in the classrooms, but we will hold school visits and walkthroughs starting in June.

 

Q: Can I just come see the building before the classes are set up?

A: Yes. You can always visit on Sunday mornings at 10:30am for service, Wednesday nights at 6pm for our Mid-Week Gathering, or email Cody Krieger (ckrieger@temple.church) to set up a time to walk through during the day. 

 

Q: Will there be an Open House for registered students?

A: Yes. We will host an Open House and Orientation in early August. 

 

Q: Will there be an informational meeting before school starts?

A: Yes, we will hold an informational meeting in April.

 

Sports, Extracurriculars, etc

 

Q: Will we ever have sports at TCA?

A: We are able to participate in sports in future years. We are also excited to be able to currently offer Upward Sports through Temple Sports.

 

Q: How about clubs and extracurriculars?

A: While valuing our staff’s time and energy, we look forward to organically growing interest-based extracurricular activities in the future.

 

Q: Will my student be able to get involved in peer mentoring or community service? 

A: As we each aim to grow in care and attention outside of our own wants and needs, we will establish peer mentorships and will work service opportunities into our identity.

 

Scholarships, Payment Plans, and Standardized Testing

 

Q: Will there be scholarships available? The Opportunity Scholarship? 

A: TCA will be listed on the website for The Opportunity Scholarship after one more round of inspections are done–expected completion of inspections is by the end of April 2022.

 

Q: Can I set up payment plans for tuition?

A: Yes, we will offer 1-pay, 2-pay, or monthly payment plan options. 

 

Q: How much standardized testing should we expect?

A: We only have to administer and maintain records of standardized (achievement) tests once annually to allow students to receive federal scholarships, but the students nor the teachers are held to any certain scores. We will prepare them for the “stress” of the test with practice, tips, skills, and techniques, but this means that they will be brought up practicing yearly for future “high stakes” testing such as ACT, SAT, entrance exams, etc. without pressure on the student or on the teacher to “teach to the test.” 

 

Tuition and Application Fee

 

Q: What is the tuition?

A: Tuition: $4,350.00 (discounts available for families with multiple children)

 

Q: How much is the Application Fee?

A: $150.00

 

Teacher Credentials

 

Q: What teaching credentials do the teachers have? 

A: Lead Teacher Standards: Must either possess an Undergraduate Degree in Education and/or discipline and be Licensed/Certified or actively seeking Teacher Licensure/Certification 

 

Medical Protocols and Mandates

 

Q: Do you allow for religious exemptions for vaccinations?

A: Yes, While we align our medical standards on vaccines with the State of North Carolina, we will always respect religious exemptions.

 

Q: What about mask mandates? 

A: We will not mandate masks, but respect the parental disposition of children wearing masks at school.

Application Process

 

Q: How do I apply? 

A: Click on the "Download Application" box above. Print it out, fill it out, and bring it to the Church Office with the application fee between 8:30am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. 

 

Q: What if I have questions before I fill out an application?

A: Read through our FAQs and then email our Principal, Cody Krieger with ANY questions. ckrieger@temple.church 

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Important Facts about TCA

Cost
Tuition: $4,350.00

Application Fee: $150.00
(multiple-child discounts available)

Scholarship opportunities available.


Curriculum
Abeka

*This trusted Christian Curriculums is to the standard of accreditation requirements for the State of North Carolina.

Educator-to-Student Ratio
1:8

Lead Teacher Standards

  1. Undergraduate Degree in Education and/or discipline

  2. Licensed/Certified or actively seeking Teacher Licensure/Certification 

Medical Protocols

We align our medical standards on vaccines with the State of North Carolina, and will always respect Religious Exemptions. 

We will not mandate masks, but respect the parental disposition of children wearing masks at school.