Academic Excellence

As an institution, TCS is committed to academic achievement and excellence.  To this end, we encourage diligence and commitment in each student.  Every student deserves the chance to excel.  Our commitment to this high level of academics is demonstrated through many factors.

Curriculum

In K4–8 the A Beka Curriculum is used for most classes.  We also use Bob Jones Press material, Saxon Math and Positive Action for Christ for Bible. 

The curriculum we choose for our students is of the highest quality, not only academically, but also spiritually.  The textbooks are chosen with careful consideration for the needs of the students and the goals of the teachers.

Homework

We hold that homework is an integral part of the school educational program.  Homework is necessary for the achievement of excellence.  It reinforces classroom learning and prepares students’ minds for coming lessons.  Parents should make every effort to encourage their children in doing their homework as well as assisting them with their work.

Each teacher is at liberty to assign homework to aid the students in advancing their studies.  The students are expected to complete all homework assignments, which are given for many purposes, among which are the following:

  • DRILL – Most students required solid drill work to master material essential to their learning process.
  • PRACTICE – “Practice makes perfect” is still an excellent motto in the life of the student.  Following classroom explanation, illustration, and drill, consistent practice through homework, assures the student a complete mastery of the subject.
  • REMEDIAL ACTIVITY – As instruction progresses, various weak points in the student’s grasp of the material become evident.  Homework, following instruction, helps to strengthen and overcome such difficulties.
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS – Book reports, compositions, and special research can be carried on through homework in order to assure a deeper understanding of the subjects and related materials.

Homework will not be accepted which is not neatly and properly prepared.  The papers must not be crumpled, wrinkled, or torn in any way.  In the lower grades the teachers will specify the type of paper to be used.  In the upper grades all homework must be prepared on standard 8 ½ x 11 white notebook paper, unless otherwise specified by the individual teacher.  Each homework paper must contain the NAME, SUBJECT, and DATE.

Habitual negligence of homework assignments will require disciplinary action.  If a student does not complete his work by a specified deadline, he will fail the subject.  Individual consideration  will be given to students who miss excessive days due to illness or injury.

Homework will be adjusted on days of special school or TabernacleBaptistChurchmeetings.  NO written homework will be assigned on Wednesday nights (for the elementary grades), revival meetings and any other special services of our church.  Rule of thumb for 7th – 12th grade on Wednesdays, revival meetings and any other special services of our church: science and history should give NO homework; math and English classes should give a minimal amount of work.  We encourage all children to attend Wednesday evening prayer service and all other special meetings.

Academic Recognition

All students in good standing (i.e. not in suspension) are eligible for recognition on the honor roll.  Elementary students are recognized based on letter grades.  Students in grades 7-12 are recognized based on their quarterly GPA. (see below)

HONORS

HIGH   HONORS

HIGHEST   HONORS

3.25-3.49

3.50-3.74

3.75-4.00