Frequently Asked Questions

Scholarship Questions

How do I apply for a School Choice scholarship?

Complete a New Family application on the Step Up for Students website.

What is Step Up for Students?

Step Up For Students is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer Florida School Choice scholarships for Florida school children, including the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO), and the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA).

How much is my child eligible to receive?
My child has been awarded. What do I need to do?

Applying as a New Student to TCA

  1. Complete a new student application on the TCA Admissions page (link).
  2. Once the application is submitted, provide your child’s award information to the business office at
  • The business office will need to know which scholarship your child has been awarded (FTC, FES-EO, or FES-UA) and the child’s Award ID.
  1. After the student is enrolled, the business office will submit an enrollment form to Step Up for your child.
  2. Approve the enrollment form through your EMA portal.

Student Enrolled at TCA

  1. Provide a copy of your child’s award information to the business office at
  • The business office will need to know which scholarship your child has been awarded (FTC, FES-EO, or FES-UA) and the child’s Award ID.
  1. Once the business office receives your child’s award letter, your FACTS account will be updated and an enrollment form will be submitted to Step Up for your child.
  2. Approve the enrollment form through your EMA portal.
My child receives the Step Up for Students scholarship. Can they use another scholarship as well?

Scholarships are limited to one per student per school year. Scholarships cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

Who can receive a scholarship?

Due to the new, School Choice legislation, ALL kindergarten-12th grade students who live in the state of Florida, are now eligible to receive funds towards private schooling.

What does the scholarship cover?

The award amounts from these scholarships, while they vary, typically only cover part of our tuition, so there is a portion that you will be responsible for. Award money is applied to tuition first, then any remaining can go towards admissions fee, then testing.

Do I have to pay my part of tuition all at one time?

Scholarships do not typically cover our full tuition, leaving families responsible for a portion. We offer several options for paying your part of tuition.

What is the admissions process for applying for my children?

All students applying to Trinity Christian Academy must go through our application process, which consists of application and gathering of academic records, possible entrance testing, review, then the family is notified of acceptance or denial. This means that there is not enrollment based simply on receiving an award letter. APPLY NOW

General Questions

What are your school hours?

School hours are the following:

  • Morning extended education/study hall: 6:30 am - Start of school
  • Afternoon extended education/study hall:  After school - 6:00 pm
  • Afternoon study hall (7th–12th):  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Kindergarten (Full Day) K3, K4: 8:00 am- 2:45 pm
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (AM): 8:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (3-Day Program): 8:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Elementary (K5-6th): 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Upper Division: 7:55 am - 3:00 pm
What before & after school daycare is available?

Morning care begins as early as 6:30am, and after care is provided until 6:00pm. Rates and fees are available under the Admissions tab.

Do your students wear uniforms?

Yes, all students K4-12th grades wear uniforms. Students K4-6th grade may purchase uniforms from various stores (French Toast, Walmart, or Target). Students in 7-12th grades must purchase uniform shirts from French Toast. Please click here to see the specific guidelines.

What lunch options are available?

All students have the option of bringing their lunch. Parents may also add money to their online school lunch account at . Students in grades 1-12 may also bring cash to pay for lunch. The kindergarten and elementary may also purchase the yearly Meal Deal for hot lunch each day.

How many students are in a classroom?

In our K3 program, if more than 12 students are in a classroom, a full-time aid will be provided. In our K4 program, if more than 10 students are in a classroom, a full-time aid will be added. In K5-12th grades, our goal is to have no more than 25 students per classroom.

What curriculum does TCA use?

In our Lower School, TCA uses A Beka as well as Bob Jones University Christian Curriculum. In the Upper Division, our students will primarily use Bob Jones, McGraw Hill, and Glencoe.

Will my child have Bible class?

Yes, each student will have a Bible class each day. Each student will also attend a division chapel service once a week. Dress code is the same for chapel days.

Honors, Advanced Academics, Dual Enrollment, & Advanced Placement

At TCA we provide Honors classes in all core subject areas that provide a higher academic challenge to students who have met the academic standards. A list of Advanced Placement courses offered can be found through our upper division guidance office. We also are partnered with FSCJ and TBC with a dual enrollment program. This allows juniors and seniors who have passed FSCJ’s dual enrollment test to earn college & high school credits simultaneously. Students must provide their own transportation to dual enrollment classes.

May I tour the school?

Yes, we would love to show you around our campus in person or virtually—  and answer any questions you may have! Please submit a tour request.

Admissions Questions

How do I begin the application process?

Applications are completed online.

Tours and shadow days are available, but not required. Tours can be scheduled online. Contact the Admissions office at or (904)596-2337, option 3 for information on shadow days. Click HERE to schedule your tour.

What documents do I need in order to complete the application process?

Checklists for document requirements are listed above.

Will my student need to take an entrance test?

Applicants for kindergarten through 12th grade may be required to take an entrance exam. Applicants are put through a first review (academic and behavior records) by the review committee. If the review committee wishes to move forward with the applicant, you will then be invited to take the next steps, which is the entrance exam. This is not a placement test. It is used in determining if a student will be accepted into Trinity Christian Academy.

After completion of the admissions process, what other documents do I need for registration?

After acceptance into TCA, you will need to provide the following to the business office to register your child.

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Florida Health Department Shot Record
  • Florida Health Department Physical
  • Student and Parent Social Security Cards
  • TCA Registration Form
  • TCA Student Photograph and Information Release Form
  • TCA Pledge of Cooperation Form
  • TCA Google Suite Permission Form
  • Scholarship Documentation (Kindergarten - 12th grades only, if applicable)
  • FACTS Account with Payment Plan
  • Registration Fee
Where do I go for registration?

If your student was accepted, please refer to the acceptance email and documents you received and follow the instructions listed there.

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