F.A.Q.

  • What are the qualifications of the teachers?
    All full time teachers must have earned a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university. They must be certified either by the State of Texas or by Trinity Christian School’s accrediting agency, the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools, which is recognized by the Texas Department of Education. Trinity seeks experienced professionals who are dedicated to the highest quality of classroom learning in a spiritual environment. All teachers must be born again Christians and demonstrate a vibrant relationship with God.
  • Is Trinity Christian School affiliated with a church?
    Yes. Trinity Christian School is part of Trinity Ministries, located in Cedar Hill, Texas which also includes Trinity Church of the Assemblies of God.
  • What are the school hours?
    Classes begin at Trinity Christian School at 8:00 AM. Release times are staggered according to age. The elementary and early childhood programs (K-3 through 5th grade) are released at 3:15 PM. Middle School (grades 6 through 8) is released at 3:15 PM. High School also releases at 3:15 PM. Before and after school care is available from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Offices are open from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM.
  • Please describe the school lunch program.
    TCS provides nutritionally balanced lunches for students in grades PK – 12. The school contracts with an outside company to supply these meals which meet state guidelines. The current cost of a meal is $4 for PreSchool, $5 K5-5th grade and starting at $4 for 6th – 12th grade.
  • What is the student/teacher ratio in the various grades?
    For K-3 classes, the maximum ratio is 1 teacher for every 12 students. For K-4 students, the maximum ratio is 1 teacher to every 15 students. For K-5 students, the maximum ratio is 1 teacher for every 18 students. First grade has a maximum ratio of 1 teacher to every 20 students. Second, Third, and Fourth grades have a maximum ratio of 1 teacher for every 22 students. Middle School and High School ratios vary according to the class and subject matter.
  • How does your school rank with other schools in the area?
    TCS compares favorably with any school in the Southwest Dallas County area. The school’s advanced curriculum allows the students to perform at a superior level. Trinity students, on average, test one to two grade levels above their contemporaries in public school. Further, the most recent achievement tests indicate that Trinity Christian School students score better than 70% of students in other private Christian schools.
  • What percent of graduates go to college?
    The majority of Trinity graduates continue their education after their high school graduation. More than 90% of students attend an institution of higher learning. Some of the colleges to which Trinity students have been accepted include Georgetown University, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas A & M, University of Texas at Austin and the military academies among others.
  • Is there a dress code?
    TCS is a uniform school. All students are required to purchase and wear a uniform each day. Uniforms enhance the environment by creating an atmosphere of learning and professionalism. Further, uniforms increase campus security by allowing faculty and staff to instantly recognize those who are not enrolled in school.
  • What are the demographics of the school population?
    Trinity Christian School embraces the diversity of the community in which it is situated. Racial and cultural diversity enhance the educational environment. The body of Christ is composed of various elements that compliment each other and augment the creativity and performance of each element.
  • What special classes are available for elementary students?
    In addition to the normal academic classes, TCS provides opportunity for children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade to participate in music classes, physical education, computer classes, art, library and Spanish.
  • What electives are available for middle and high school students?
    Middle School students are able to choose from the following electives:

    Academic Seminar (6th grade), Intro to Spanish (6th grade), Health (7th grade), Business Communications (8th grade), Art, Dance, Drumline, Drama, Robotics, and Worship Team. High School Students may choose from the following list of electives:

    ACT/SAT Prep, Art I, II, III, Dance, Digital & Interactive Media, Drumline, Forensic Science (science credit), Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Neuroscience (science credit), Photography, Servant Leadership, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Strength & Conditioning, Theatre, Worship Team, Yearbook, Dual credit is offered through Cedar Valley Junior College to qualifying students. Coursework may be completed at school or at home.
  • Do you have honors and AP courses in High School?
    TCS offers AP and honors courses in English, Science and Math for those students who qualify.
  • Does TCS have a complete sports program?
    The school offers a complete sports program for both male and female athletes. Sports for male athletes include football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field. Sports for female athletes include cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, track and field, softball, and soccer.
  • Do you have an extended care? What are extended care hours?
    Trinity Christian School offers extended care for all ages. Hours are from 7:00 AM until school begins in the mornings and from the release of students from classes until 6:00 PM in the afternoons.
  • What curriculum is used to teach reading in the lower grades?
    Early childhood through second grades use a curriculum which emphasizes phonics based reading (ABeka). This curriculum is supplemented in later grades by curricula which emphasize reading comprehension.
  • Describe the High School/Middle School schedule.
    The Middle School (6th – 8th)and High School (9th – 12th) schedules are made up of seven periods. Each period is fifty minutes in length. The day begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.
  • Describe the spiritual life of the school.
    The “Christian” of Trinity Christian School is key to the mission of the school. TCS is committed to providing a Christian atmosphere for the total growth of the individual student. As part of this commitment, each student is required to attend Bible classes each day. Additionally, students attend chapel services once each week. These services are age appropriate and are intended to apply the truth of Christ’s message to the daily obstacles and challenges faced by students in today’s culture. All faculty and staff are committed Christians called to partner with parents in the formation and development of students.

 

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