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
  • 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 https://tcajax.org/mealaccount . 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?

There are two primary ways to begin applying to TCA. You may either contact our Admissions Department at 596-2337, or follow the checklists per grade levels and apply online.

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

Each division requires different documents; however, all applicants must complete an application online.

Will my student need to take an entrance test?

Students entering 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. 

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 our Financial Rate Sheet

Scholarship Questions

How do I get a scholarship?

While Trinity Christian Academy does not give scholarships of any kind (athletic or academic), we do accept them. We accept the Florida Tax Credit (Step Up For Students), Family Empowerment, and Mckay scholarships. The Florida Tax Credit and Family Empowerment scholarships are both income-based scholarships and the Mckay scholarship is for students with an IEP or 504 plan, which are given to students with  learning or medical disabilities.

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.

How do I apply for the scholarship(s)?

Trinity Christian Academy is not the organization that you apply to for the scholarships. They are their own organizations and you apply on their websites, which we have linked for you below. We are not LEGALLY able to assist anyone with applying for these scholarships.

Florida Tax Credit and Family Empowerment Scholarship applications

Mckay scholarship

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

While you do have that option, it is not a requirement, and we have monthly payment plans available.

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

Re-enrollment for current students begins online on February 1, 2021 at 8 am!  LEARN MORE 

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