Curriculum

Curriculum

Trinity Christian School bases it’s educational philosophy and mission statement on the foundation of scripture. It is out of this belief system that we strive for excellence in all we do.

The curriculum of Trinity Christian School is designed with a two-fold purpose: to provide an academically excellent education, and to teach every subject from a Christian perspective. At TCS we believe that our Christian faith is relevant to math, history, literature and science just as much as it is to Bible class.

TCS uses textbooks from a variety of publishers, Christian as well as secular, including A Beka, Bob Jones, Christian Schools International, MacMillan/McGraw Hill, Prenctice Hall, Saxon, and many more. Instead of letting the textbook publisher determine what our students are taught, TCS is in the process of creating student-based objectives for every subject in every grade. These objectives, gathered from state and national standards as well as our faculty’s expertise, are meant to be the guide for what our students are to know when they complete each subject and grade. The textbooks are tools that will help the teacher to teach the objectives stated in the curriculum guide.

Underlying all these educational objectives is the belief that the Bible, God’s inspired Word, is the source of ultimate Truth. But by God’s grace, he has enabled finite humans to discover truths about mankind and about creation.

Lower School

The K4 program is designed to prepare students for kindergarten. A particular focus is on reading readiness. In Kindergarten and first grade, the focus is on reading using a phonics-based approach, along with math, spelling, social studies and science. From grades two through six, students are no longer learning to read but are reading to learn in every subject. Bible is part of the curriculum each year.

Every student in grades K4 through fifth grade takes music, art, P.E. and Spanish once per week.

Upper School

In Upper School, the curriculum is college-preparatory in nature. Students are required to take English, Science, Math, and History each year, in addition to two years of a foreign language. The school-wide averages on the SAT for TCS students are consistently well above the state and national averages.

Bible is also a required subject every year. The upper school Bible curriculum includes a year of each of the following topics: Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Ethics, Church History, Christian Doctrine, and Worldviews.

Fine arts electives include Drama, Choir, and Art at both the middle school and high school levels.

TCS offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes in six subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Calculus, English Literature/Composition, and U.S. History. In addition, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to dual-enroll at Georgia Southern University through the MOWR program.

TCS also offers certain online elective classes, including Latin, French, German, Chinese, and many more through the Christian Schools International Online Academy.

School Profile

Trinity Christian School is a Christian, college-preparatory K4-12 school located in Statesboro, Georgia, a semi-rural university town in southeastern Georgia. TCS is a ministry of Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) and enrolls approximately 250 students. Since its inception in 1984, Trinity Christian School has sought to remain faithful to its calling to provide a quality education from a distinctly Christian perspective.

Advanced Placement Courses

AP courses are offered in Calculus (AB), English Literature and Composition, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and U.S. History.

Dual Enrollment

Qualified high school students may take courses for college credit either on the TCS campus through an agreement with Truett McConnell University or on the campus of GSU, EGSU, or OTC through the Move On When Ready program.

International Students

Trinity Christian School is authorized to grant I-20 forms to non-immigrant foreign students.

Grading Scale

  • 98-100 = A+
  • 93-97 = A
  • 90-92 = A-
  • 88-89 = B
  • 83-87 = B
  • <80-82 = B-
  • 78-79 = C+
  • 73-77 = C
  • 70-72 = C-
  • Below 70 = F

College Acceptance

Covenant College, Clemson University, University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Tampa, Georgia Southern University, Florida Institute of Technology, East Georgia College, Georgia College and State University, Hillsdale College, Geneva College, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Armstrong State University, Savannah State University, Liberty University, Toccoa Falls College, Emory University, Berry College, University of South Carolina, University of Missouri, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Savannah College of Art and Design, Art Institute of Atlanta, Penn State University, Arizona State University, Hamline University, Georgia State University, University of North Georgia, Purdue University, Dickinson College, Miami University of Ohio, University of North Dakota, Colorado Christian University, Erskine College, Emmanuel College, State University of New York – Albany, University of Massachusetts

Approximately 95% of TCS graduates attend either a 2-year or 4-year college or university.

SAT Performance

Students ERW Mathematics Total
Class of 2018 16 544 557 1101
Class of 2017 17 539 575 1114

 

Class of 2018

16 Students –  awarded over $450,000 in merit-based scholarships; 12 of 16 graduates were eligible for the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, 4 Zell Meller Scholarship recipients.