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 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 $3,500 per student per year.
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 Ignitia course room login for grades 3-12. Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will be provided with a paper/book 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 available and offered. The tuition does not include lab fees (High School 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. Third through 12th grades only need a computer with an internet connection (Cable or DSL) and you are ready to start your coursework. Kindergarten through 2nd grades book/paper curriculum does not require special software, but parents will need a computer or way to upload images or scans of assessments to Google Docs folders.
What kind of computer will I need to complete the coursework?
Students using the Ignitia course room (grades 3rd-12th) will need a computer or tablet with a typing keyboard that connects to the internet through any modern web browser. Either a PC or MAC computer can be used, however, you need to be able to view videos to take advantage of all course content. Kindergarten and 1st grade do not use a computer for curriculum completion (accept for current Art/PE elective video access). Second grade will need a computer (either PC for disc use; or MAC for internet connection) for introduction to typing. Kindergarten through 2nd grades will also need a computer for parents to upload completed assessments to the Google Docs folder for mentor teacher review.
How do I connect to the 3rd - 12th Grade course room?
After your student enrollment is complete, an Ignitia login and password will be sent to you before the start of classes. Click on the course room login tab on the TCKIA website homepage to access all Ignitia coursework.
How do I get copies of my (or my student's) 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.
IS there a social component for my student?
Yes. Through TCK International Academy’s Google Suites, including Google Hangout and Google Meeting, students and teachers will connect regularly for social interaction and academic support.
How do I enroll my students?
To enroll your students, fill out an application for each student you wish to enroll. Enrollment for each school year opens in January. The application deadline for grades K-2nd is June 1 and for grades 3 through 12 is July 1.
Does TCK International academy offer elective courses?
Yes. TCK International Academy designed and created 1-year courses for both ART and Physical Education electives. Each course will be taken once during Kindergarten – 2nd grades, 3rd – 5th grades, 6th – 8th grades, and 9th – 12th grades. Lessons include text instruction and supporting video teaching. Art and PE courses are part of TCK International Academy’s ongoing fine arts enrichment program and complete, balanced educational approach. Third through 12th grades also have graduation required elective options which are offered through the Ignitia program.
Does TCK International academy offer dual enrollment options?
Yes. 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. Contact us for more information.