Trinity Christian Academy’s Guidance Department services students in the 7th through 12th grades.
The services include, but are not limited to the following:
School Counseling is provided to assist students in 7th – 12th grades in taking the most challenging curriculum while at TCA for college preparedness.
College Counseling is introduced at the 9th grade level with classroom meetings and parent seminars. The 9th – 11th grade students take the PSAT (preliminary SAT) with a score back seminar for the students and their parents in January. All 11th and 12th grade students are expected to take the SAT and/or ACT to help with advisement about college choices, scholarship opportunities, and sports eligibility at the college level.
Opportunities are provided for 11th – 12th grade students to meet with visiting college representatives, attend our annual on-site college fair (10th grade students also attend), attend a “College Prep Camp” (for rising seniors), and attend two comprehensive financial aid and college admissions seminars in August and October each year (seniors attend with their parents).
Acceleration Programs are provided for qualifying 11th – 12th grade students through the Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions program at Florida State College at Jacksonville and Trinity Baptist College. Currently, approximately 12% (Class of 2018) of our senior class graduate with their AA college degrees prior to graduation from TCA.
Career Counseling begins in the 8th grade with a nine-week module on Career Research. Additional career guidance is provided through the free ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test for juniors, and a Career Day offered every other year for 10th – 12thgrade students.
Emotional & Spiritual
Behavioral, emotional, and spiritual counseling is provided by counselors especially trained in psychological counseling for students needing this service.