Frequently Asked Questions

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
  • Pre-Kindergarten (Full Day) Pre-K3, VPK: 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 VPK-12th grades wear uniforms. Students VPK-6th grade may purchase uniforms from our uniform vendor, French Toast or other uniform retailers such as Old Navy, Target, Walmart, etc. Students in 7-12th grades are required to purchase uniform shirts from French Toast. Please see the uniform guidelines here.

What lunch options are available?

Due to COVID-19, all students have the option of bringing their lunch or enroll a meal plan. Please read more information here.

How many students are in a classroom?

In our Pre-K3 program, students are in a classroom, a full-time aide will be provided. In our VPK program, if more than 10 students are in a classroom, a full-time aid will be added. In K5-3 grades, our goal is to have no more than 20 students per classroom. In 4-12th grades, our goal is to have no more than 25 students per classroom. 

What curriculum does TCA use?

In our Lower School, TCA uses Abeka, BJU, Big Ideas and EMC school curriculums. 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 and answer any questions you may have!  click on the Tour TCA button at the top of the page to schedule your tour.

Admissions Questions

How do I begin the application process?

Follow the checklists per grade levels located on the admissions page and  apply online.

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

Please visit the Admissions page to see the checklist for each grade level.

Will my student need to take an entrance test?

Yes, students applying for grades K5-12 will be given an entrance test prior to acceptance.

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

Once the admissions process is complete, and your student has been accepted, you will need these documents for registration:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Student and parent social security numbers
  • Florida Health Department shot record
  • Florida Health Department physical
  • TCA medical information
  • Signed Pledge of Cooperation
  • Parental consent for release
  • Student photograph information
  • Registration information form
  • Admissions fee

Keep in mind that depending on your time of registration, tuition payments may also be required at registration.

How long will the admissions process take?

As soon as we receive all the documents we need, your child will need to take an entrance exam (grades K5-12). After 1-2 weeks of reviewing your child’s test scores and admissions folder, you will be contacted by a division principal. After your child has been accepted, you may then complete the registration process.

Where do I go for registration?

Our registration office is in the F-Building. The F-Building is the 2nd brick building on your left as you enter the North Entrance of our campus. It is immediately past the flag poles. Please remember to bring all documents and payments necessary for registration. 

What is the Admissions process and how long does it take?

Once the application is completed and we receive all the documents requested, you will be contacted about entrance testing (grades K5-12), and then the application is sent for review. After 1-2 weeks of reviewing your child’s test scores and admissions paperwork, you will be contacted by a division principal regarding acceptance. After your child is accepted, you may then complete the registration process.

What documents do I need for registration?

Once the admissions process is complete, and it has been determined if your student has been accepted, you will need these documents for registration:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Student and parent social security numbers
  • Florida Health Department shot record
  • Florida Health Department physical
  • Signed Pledge of Cooperation
  • Parental Consent For Release Of Student Photograph And Information
  • Registration information form
  • Admissions fee

Keep in mind that depending on your time of registration, tuition payments may also be required at registration.

Financial Questions

What fees do I have to pay in order to register?

There is a $700 admissions fee that is to be paid at the time of registration (grades 1-12 only). Depending on the time of your registration and the payment plan you choose, tuition payments may also be due. 

What does the Admissions Fee cover?

This fee is applied to the cost of establishing and registering a student in our school, which secures your enrollment for the upcoming school year. 

Are payment plans available?

Yes. We have several payment plans available. We offer 1 and 2 payment plans which include a 5% and 3% discount respectively, as well as a 12-month and 10- month plan. The 12-month plan begins June 1, and the 10-month plan begins July 1. Please note: If you register your child after the month in which a payment plan begins, you will need to pay the plan up-to-date at the time of registration.

How much are the tuition and fees?

Please view the financial rate sheet here.

Scholarship Questions

What scholarships do you accept at TCA?

Trinity Christian Academy participates in state and local scholarship programs. The number of scholarship spots available for new students is limited. Scholarships do not cover all tuition and admissions process fees. 

What is the McKay scholarship?

The McKay Scholarship is for students with learning disabilities or specific services. We only accept this scholarship under specific guidelines. If your student has an IEP or 504 Plan and has been awarded the McKay scholarship, you may be eligible for admission into TCA. Our goal is to make sure that we are able to meet the needs of your student. If your child requires accommodations that we are unable to meet, we will not be able to accept your student. This scholarship is applied to the cost of tuition, and any remaining balance and all fees are the responsibility of the parent. TCA accepts only a limited number of these scholarships. Please contact the Admissions department prior to applying if your child has an IEP or 504 Plan. 

What is the Step Up for Students Scholarship?

The SUFS Scholarship is awarded by the state of Florida to families who meet the income requirements. This scholarship is applied to the cost of the tuition, and any remaining balance and all fees are the responsibility of the parent.