And what’s a well-rounded education without sportsmanship, culture, and art opportunities?
A balanced yet rigorous program awaits
In addition to the traditional school curriculum, Timothy Christian Academy recognizes the importance of learning music, art, STEM, Spanish and physical exercise. We believe the study of arts contributes to student performance in the classroom, and children can find their individual voices as they participate in active, artistic group endeavors.
Extensive Music Program (Preschool – 8th Grade)
The TCA music program uses the Kodály-based methodology to teach music. Students are able to listen and move to assorted styles of music from various composers throughout history. They discover the basic elements of folk dances from countries around the world while also learning how to analyze and describe music.
Students eventually have a choice of a tonal or rhythm instrument to play, or to learn to sing. All 3rd graders learn to play the recorder.
General Music (Preschool – 8th Grade)
Preschool & Pre-K
Students will learn to match pitch and use their singing voices. They will also learn to move to music and perform the beat of the music on classroom instruments.
During these years, students will develop their independent singing voice to either perform alone or with others on various rhythm and tonal instruments.
They will also begin training in music analysis and description while also learning the basic elements of certain cultural folk dances.
Students will continue to learn additional elements of various folk dances, which will teach them about other cultures. They will also continue development of their independent singing voices and learn to sing in parts with others.
At these stages, we will develop the ability to compose and arrange music within specified guidelines while also evaluating music and performances.
After completion of these stages, students should be able to understand music in relation to history and the other arts as they begin to master musical form and structure.
String Ensemble (Grades 4-8)
String Ensemble is open to students who desire to play Violin, Cello, or String Bass in a collaborative setting. They will learn to perform music from a variety of styles and composers. Students will also collaborate to produce concerts at Christmas and in the Spring.
Concert Band (Grades 4-8)
Band is open to students who desire to play a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument of their choice in a collaborative setting. They will learn and perform music from a variety of styles, composers and stages in history.
Students will also collaborate to produce concerts at Christmas and in the Spring.
Chorus (Grades 1-4)
This vocal ensemble is open to students in grades 1-4, and runs from September-December. Students have fun learning how to read choral music and healthy singing techniques as they perform holiday music in the TCA Christmas Concert.
Select Choir (Grades 5-8)
This option is open to students wishing to focus on vocals as they learn to perform various musical selections, including holiday music and show tunes. The Select Choir will perform in both the Christmas and Spring concerts, as well as off-campus performances periodically throughout the year.
Select years may include a choir trip (requires parent permission).
Beginner Piano (Grades 1-8)
This introductory class is for students who have not previously studied piano or taken lessons. Students will have group piano lessons during school hours with the music teacher, Mrs. Hobbs, once a week. They will learn the basics of reading music as well as learning practical piano skills using both hands.
Students will also participate in a Spring recital.
Those who elect to take Beginner Piano must have a piano or keyboard at home so they can complete their required daily practice time.
The Spring musical is a required elective for all students in Grades 1-8. Students in Grades 5-8 have the opportunity to audition for a speaking/acting role, where they will learn the basics of acting, drama, staging, and blocking.
Physical Education (PE)
1 Corinthians 6:19 states, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you are bought with a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies”
Physical education is an important component of the TCA program as it provides students with a platform to not only appreciate their bodies and the abilities given to them by God, but to also learn and grow in strength and skills as they mature physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Elementary PE focuses first on the basic principles of physical fitness including the development of movement skills, improvement of overall coordination and the establishment of fitness levels. As students begin to develop basic motor skills, they start to use them in simple low organizational games. Age-appropriate games and activities provide students with practice in following directions and developing good cooperation and sportsmanship preparing them for competitive sports and for reaching greater fitness levels.
Middle school PE reinforces and builds upon basic physical fitness skills as students learn fundamental movements and skills necessary for team sports and begin to develop proper sportsmanship and attitudes towards teammates, officials, and opponents. Organized games and activities in the middle school PE program further develops knowledge of various team sports and seeks to improve upon the necessary skills to be productive in life as well as team sports.
Kindergarten through fifth grade Art is designed to help students explore and expand upon their God-given creative talents, to gain an appreciation for the visual arts. Students learn the appropriate vocabulary and skill sets that apply to the arts, along with how to apply these techniques to enhance their artwork. Students observe the various styles of art and learn how to differentiate between them. Furthermore, students learn how to carefully study God’s creation and to use what they learn from their observations to create more realistic works of art. This class allows students to explore the evolution of art throughout history and to see how art has influenced the development of cultures throughout the world. Students are encouraged to not only explore and develop their own art style, but also to consider how they can use their God-given creative talents to serve others and Christ. In addition, students learn about contemporary art careers and how artists can use their God-given talents to make the world a better place. This art classroom is designed to be a fun and creative environment where students can experiment with various mediums while learning how to properly and safely use art materials.
Sixth through eighth grade Art expands upon the lessons learned in the grade school classes. Students are encouraged to expand upon their God-given creative talents and to discover their own art style. Art students continue to learn new vocabulary and art terminology and they are given the opportunity to explore more advanced techniques and art styles to enhance their own personal creations. There is an emphasis on thoughtfully considering what messages they are conveying through their artwork and how they can use their talents to serve others and Christ. Students are exposed to many different art styles and are encouraged to carefully study the world around them from an artistic perspective. In addition, students are given the opportunity to personally assess their artwork and reflect on how they can improve their technique. Students also have the opportunity to explore the evolution of art throughout history and how it has influenced cultures across the world. FInally, the class will learn about contemporary art careers and how artists can use their God-given talents to make the world a better place through use of a variety of art materials.
TCA partners with Homeschool Spanish Academy to provide elementary students with weekly grade level group Spanish classes. Under the supervision of their classroom teacher, students connect with a Spanish teacher online who provides multimedia lessons that cover vocabulary, speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing. The teacher also guides students to apply new skills in real-time, while students receive direct feedback as they solidify their understanding of what was learned before the end of each class.
TCA partners with Homeschool Spanish Academy to provide middle school students with weekly grade level group Spanish classes. Under the supervision of their classroom teacher, students connect with a Spanish teacher online who provides multimedia lessons that cover vocabulary, speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing. The teacher also guides students to apply new skills in real-time, while students receive homework, take quizzes and exams, and receive direct feedback as they solidify their understanding of what was learned.
Students are able to visit and browse the library for books to take home for the week. Books are also read to them during this time expanding their exposure to various genres of literature while providing an opportunity to further develop in their love of books and reading.
Computer Technology (K-8)
Computer Technology class prepares students for entry into 21 century technology in a safe and supervised environment. Students beginning in kindergarten learn the fundamentals of computer literacy including mouse skills, use of the keyboard, internet safety, and coding/logic skills. As students progress through elementary school, they learn keyboarding and word processing skills, use of presentation tools, the online research process, and use of web-based applications.
Chapel provides a wonderful, enriching time for students to gather, learn about God and His Word, and worship the Lord together in song. During our weekly chapel time for each age range, students hear from different teachers, assistants, and invited guests who provide a Bible lesson and encourage students to apply the principles to their own lives.
Preschool classes gather together at this time to learn more about Jesus and how He cares about their lives through dynamic worship songs and kid-friendly presentations.
During elementary chapel, students also learn what it really means to serve God. They learn about missionaries, hearing what they do locally and abroad to bring the Gospel of Christ to those in need.
The elementary school supports a missionary and collects an offering each week during chapel to provide support to this missionary. The missionary often visits the school and tells the children about their ministry and how they can pray for and support what they’re doing for God.
Middle School Chapel
Middle school students are encouraged to put their faith into action by tangibly supporting a missionary locally or abroad. Students are given the opportunity to think out how they can serve God and others by using the gifts and resources given to them.
Students become more aware of their own relationship with God during the middle school years and are encouraged in chapel to not only develop a deeper relationship with Christ but to also share the gospel with those around them.
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