Curricula Grades 3-12
Courses include text-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests that engage students while they learn. Optional external web links, interactive learning games, audio and video clips, and off-computer assignments help students develop the skills necessary for academic success in a media-rich environment. The intuitive, easy-to-use interface supports digital literacy with interactive lessons available online anytime, and students benefit from the latest digital technology available in the e-learning marketplace while holding true to traditional values founded on faith.
Below is an overview of each core subject.
*See Elective Options section below for specific information on TCK International Academy developed electives.
Inspirational and practical, TCK International Academy’s Bible curriculum for grades 3 through 12 helps students connect Biblical teachings with real-life situations to form a firm foundation for living. Courses cover a wide range of topics to help students develop an understanding of the Bible, its principles and lessons, and practical applications of God’s Word as they learn and grow.
- Basic Theology
- Attributes of God
- Biblical Literature
- Biblical Geography
- Dual Enrollment Option*
Utilizing references from the scriptures, these topics help students explore the Old and New Testaments through interactive, age-appropriate instructional materials.
History and Geography
TCK International Academy’s online curriculum, offers students in grades 3 through 12 a comprehensive look at history and geography from a Biblical perspective. The courses in this discipline provide a wide range of categories including:
- World Geography
- American Geography
- World History
- Religious History
- American History
- Social Studies
These courses are specifically designed to help students to understand God’s hand in events throughout history and His influences on the physical landscape.
TCK International Academy’s Language Arts and English courses promote literacy in all areas of communication including reading, writing, listening and speaking through the use of interactive lessons infused with God’s Word.
Students will learn from online lessons, assignments and assessments that support lifelong communication skills with emphasis on essential skills including:
- Dual Enrollment Option*
Instruction for upper-grade students includes:
- Literature studies and the Bible as literature
- The development of research and reporting skills
- Visual media
TCK International Academy’s math courses take students from the basics of simple arithmetic to complex problem solving as they advance, building their knowledge and skill proficiencies. Courses include:
- Online lessons and practice
- Fun learning games
- Challenging assessments
- Creative problem solving
- Dual Enrollment Option*
Throughout the courses, students will strengthen critical thinking skills and learn to apply mathematical concepts to real-life situations to develop practical solutions.
TCK International Academy’s exciting Bible-based science courses create an environment that explains God’s relationship with the physical universe and promotes understanding of the world around us.
As students advance from science basics to more complex topics, they will study a wide range of scientific disciplines, including:
- Life Science
- Physical Science
Students will also explore the tools utilized by today’s scientific community such as:
- The Scientific Method
TCK International Academy’s Ignitia electives (for 3rd – 12th grades only) were developed to provide a diverse slate of rigorous online courses that today’s families expect from an academic environment. From practical courses including business computer information systems and physical fitness to college preparatory courses such as trigonometry and world languages, students can fill out their schedules with courses that appeal to them and meet the needs they require for their future.
Some Ignitia electives (for 3rd – 12th grades only) are geared toward students with specific needs such as advanced U.S. history and advanced calculus, and all courses are Bible-based and geared toward helping students build a Christian worldview that will stay with them throughout adulthood.
Since our Ignitia curriculum (3rd – 12th grades) is modular, other electives can be customized based on a student’s needs. TCK International Academy is designed to be able to accommodate almost every academic need.
TCK International Academy has also designed and created 1-year courses for both Art and Physical Education electives. Each course will be taken once during each grade block: Kindergarten – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grades, 6th – 8th grades, and 9th – 12th grades. Courses are typically assigned during the year of initial student enrollment. Lessons include text instruction and supporting video teaching. Lessons are paced to parallel 3rd – 12th grade Ignitia modular curriculum. Art and PE courses are part of TCK International Academy’s ongoing fine arts enrichment program and complete, balanced educational approach.
Dual Enrollment Option*
With the start of 2019-2020 school year, dual enrollment will be offered through partnerships with Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) and Evangel University (EU). Dual enrollment will only be available for juniors and seniors who have academically met standards. Prior to the start of classes, juniors and seniors will receive a form, if approved, to participate in dual enrollment. It will then be up to the student and their family to make the decision to enroll and to follow the next steps with the individual universities.
All costs (i.e. courses, registration, books, etc.) will be in addition to the TCK International Academy annual tuition and will be paid directly to the individual universities. It is important to note, that when students enroll for any dual enrollment course, it is a college-level course and students are doing a year’s work of high school work in one semester. Students are permitted to enroll in up to two courses for their junior year and four courses for their senior year. It is recommended students discuss their schedules, routines and future plans before making the final decision to enroll as it will be rigorous coursework.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about TCK International Academy. If you do not see an answer to your question, then contact us and we will be glad to answer any questions that you have.
Is TCK International Academy a homeschool umbrella?
Are there teachers at TCK International Academy?
Yes. One of the unique aspects of TCK International Academy is that every student is assigned a teacher who will partner with each student and his/her family by staying in contact with them to keep him/her moving along in the curricula. Each teacher is certified in the United States of America. They also help students who are struggling and provide support for parents. Our teachers are a major part of TCK International Academy's dedication to the success of every student, however the ultimate success of the student at TCK International Academy comes from active parental involvement. TCK International Academy teachers understand the life of a TCK, their education challenges, and unique identity.
Are the students in a virtual classroom?
No. The students in the Ignitia system (grades 3 - 12) are not online at the same time. However, a teacher is available in all grades to answer questions, and help the students through challenges they may encounter. Teachers will are available through Google Hangouts (all grades) and the Ignitia portal (3rd - 12th grades).
What is the Tuition for TCK International Academy?
TCK International Academy has made every effort to make its education the most affordable Christian Education anywhere in the world without sacrificing quality and resource for the students and their families as they engage in their academic journey. Our tuition is a one-time payment of $2,500 per student per year, or $275/mo for 10 months.
What does the tuition for TCK International Academy include?
The tuition for TCK International Academy includes all curricula needed for one student for one year, including the course room login. Kindergarten through 2nd grades are book/paper curriculum. Tuition for K-2nd covers books, manipulatives, and teacher support as well as shipping costs to a U.S. address. Tuition for all grades also includes end of year standardized testing fees when offered. The tuition does not include lab fees (HS Science), a computer, outside tutoring or other remedial programming, or any additional school supplies.
Is TCK International Academy Accredited?
Yes. TKC International Academy’s state-of-the-art courses can easily transfer to any other institution including public and private schools anywhere in the USA. We received accreditation through NAPS-National Association of Private Schools in May 2018 and are currently seeking accreditation with ILCS and AvancED. TCK International Academy is also listed with the Missouri Department of Education as a non-public educational institution in good standing.
What curriculum does TCK International Academy use?
Visit our Curricula page to find out more about our outstanding Kindergarten through 12th grade curricula.
Are Bible classes offered at TCK International Academy?
Yes. Bible is a foundational course for every student who is enrolled in TCK International Academy. All TCK International Academy curriculum is designed with a biblical worldview.
Can a student only take one or two classes?
Yes. Technically a student can enroll in 1 course or a full course load. However, there is currently no tuition break for taking just one course. Contact us for more information.
Is there any software to load to take courses?
No. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection (Cable or DSL) and you are ready to start your coursework.
What kind of computer will I need to complete the coursework?
Our course room software runs on any modern web browser. However, you need to be able to view videos to take advantage of all course content.
How do I connect to the course room?
Once you have officially become a student, a login and password will be sent to you and then you can press on the course room login tab on the homepage of the website. Use your login and password and this portal will take you to the course room and your courses. Expect these emails to come in August for the upcoming school year.
How do I get copies of my (or my students') transcripts?
TCK International Academy has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. Contact us to request copies of your transcripts.
Is there someone I can talk to?
Yes. Visit our contact page and fill out the short form and someone will be in contact with you.
Will there be a social component?
We are developing a social network, so students in the same grades can communicate with each other. We anticipate that this option will be available in the 2018-2019 school year.
How do I enroll my kid(s)?
To enroll your kids, fill out an application. We only took 50 students for the 2017-2018 school year, as it was our soft launch. Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. TCK International Academy will have open enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year starting January 1, 2019. We anticipate a high number of applications for enrollment, so start the process early before classes fill up. The application deadline for Grades K-2 is June 1, 2019 and the deadline for Grades 3-12 is July 1, 2019.
Ready to Apply?
Enrollment in closed for the 2018-2019 school year. We will be accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year starting January 1, 2019.
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