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Campus Life

A thriving campus life is significant to building a strong school atmosphere. Here at Tri-Cities, we enjoy competitive athletic activities, spirit-filled weekly chapels, extra-curricular events and clubs, as well as a host of other exciting opportunities for our students to be involved.  Whether it is local community service with our churches or other organizations or intramural sports, we enjoy any time our school community can fellowship together.  

We are thankful for the growth in our school that the Lord has blessed us with in such a short time, and look forward to the many new activities we will be introducing over the next few years. Check back often, as we are able to add new campus life information to our list.    

Spiritual Life

Tri-Cities Christian Academy strives to be a distinctively Christian educational institution. That is why all of our subjects and classes are taught from a Biblical perspective. When you enroll at TCA, you know that your child will have weekly chapel services where they will be challenged from Godly speakers. They will have Bible classes and Christian Worldview classes that continue to build their foundation every year they are at TCA. We believe that the Lord has blessed us with an opportunity to teach and care about today's generation with the hope that they move on from here to bring a positive change to our country and the world.

We hope you see a Godly desire in each of us to partner with our families to build up strong, independent young men and woman that will be able to defend what they believe as they go out in whatever direction God leads them.

Chapel

At TCA, our chapel services are not just a weekly church service that you have to sit through.  Chapel seeks to further our mission in “equipping students with a biblical worldview and a heart for Christ.” We aim to become like Jesus in every way, so much so that we begin to act as he would if he were in our shoes. Every week we have a chapel time that features a student-led worship band and a message from a staff member or special guest speaker.

This year our upper school meets on Wednesdays at 9:05 am and the lower school meets on Fridays at 8:15 am.  

Clubs

We encourage our elementary, middle and high school students to be involved in various extracurricular activities, and are excited that our list of opportunities continue to expand each year. For more information, please check their web pages for details. This year we are offering the following clubs and activities to our TCA students.

Chess Club

Our Chess Club is directed by Polly Owen, who is one of our parents and school board representatives.  The program is designed for beginners, recreational or competitive chess players.

This fall the club has been meeting every Friday in the science lab for practice and competitions.  There will be opportunities in the near future to qualify and register for local and regional tournaments.

For more information, please contact Polly Owen at powen2200@gmail.com.

Individual and Team Fall Chess Scholastic Championship

Click here for Registration

Archery

Our archery program is directed by Jenny Dutton, who is a USA Archery Certified Instructor.   The program is designed for beginners, recreational or competitive archers.

This fall, the archery club has been practicing on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:30-4:45 and the competitive archers also add in some Saturday practices.

The competitive archers also have the opportunity to compete in local and regional competitions.  We already have had TCA students place in the top 5 in matches this fall.

For more information, please contact Coach Jenny Dutton at duttonarchery@gmail.com.

FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes welcomes all students grades 6 –12, with weekly meetings being held each Friday morning at 7:30 in the gym and may include a time of devotion, fellowship, food, and fun. Our students have also taken advantage of FCA summer camps in addition to the opportunities we at at TCA.

FCA has been encouraging young people in their walk with the Lord since 1954, and Tri-Cities Christian Academy has partnered with FCA to provide these opportunities for our students, and we look forward to all the many blessings God has in store for our school community.

For more information, please contact Coach Jeff Hawkins at jhawkins@lcstn.org.

Student Services

The School Counseling Department provides a Biblically-based, comprehensive program to assist all students and their families in academic, spiritual, emotional/social, and career development. Using the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) guidelines as a framework, school counselors will partner with educators, families, and the community to assist students in maximizing their potential as productive citizens who glorify God in all they do.

As an extension of the School Counseling office, Advisory for students in 6th-12th grade is established to assist in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans in congruence with their life- 24 calling. Each student is assigned a faculty member who will serve as a mentor for the duration of the student’s middle and high school years. Faculty serve as mentors to provide support by guiding and monitoring each student’s academic and social progress.

The advisor role is integral to each student’s success, as it gives an additional platform for faculty to partner with families by gaining insight and communicating each student’s concerns, interests, and abilities. Through these groups, faculty seek to formulate lasting authentic relationships that lead to student success and foster a strong sense of community. Each advisory group is divided by grade level and consists of 7-10 students per group that meets for 40 minutes once a week.

Community Service

Fifteen (15) community service hours per school year are to be completed by each high school student. The hours must be completed outside of school hours, may not be for a family member, and the student may not be compensated for their work. Community hours may be completed while serving on mission trips, volunteering at TCA sponsored events (must be after 3:00 pm if on a school day), Red Cross, local church projects, tutoring, or other opportunities within the community. Documentation must be completed for each service project.

All community service hours worked will be logged on the student’s high school transcript, even those that exceed the 15 hours of required service. A high number of community service hours are favorable on a college transcript and scholarship applications, but the intention of this requirement is to develop a heart for service in the students.

The Community Service Volunteer Form must be filled out and turned into your academic advisor to receive service hours.  Service hours for the year must be completed and turned in by May 9, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hawkins.

Community Service Hours Form

Student Counselor

Mrs. Glenn has a passion for helping children thrive emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carson Newman College in Applied Psychology, a Master’s degree from Carson Newman College in Community Counseling, and is about to finish a School Counseling Endorsement from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Mrs. Glenn loves to spend time with her husband and three wild kiddos watching movies, enjoying the outdoors, bargain hunting, and baking.

Tri-Cities Christian Academy’s counseling program includes individual counseling sessions, small groups, and classroom lessons focusing on building social, emotional, and career skills. If parents or guardians would like to request for their child to talk to the counselor, please email Mrs. Glenn at bglenn@lcstn.org.