About

About TCA

MISSION STATEMENT

TCA provides a caring community where a challenging educational program, immersed in a biblical worldview, equips and inspires students to be servant leaders who impact the world for Jesus Christ.

CORE VALUES

LEARN (Academic Preparedness)

Students are educated in a challenging academic curriculum and committed to life-long learning (Proverbs 1:7, 2:6, 22:6).

BELIEVE (Spiritual Development)

Students are disciples of Jesus Christ, able to rightly interpret and apply the Word of God, share the Gospel to a lost world, and defend their faith (Proverbs 22:6; John 3:16-17; II Timothy 2:15).

SERVE (Christian Service)

Students are dedicated servants of Jesus Christ eager to serve their community by sharing the Gospel, making disciples, pursuing justice, and walking in humility (Galatians 5:22-23; Micah 6:8; Romans 12:10; Philippians 2:3).

VISION STATEMENT (Profile of a Graduate)

The vision of the faculty and administration at TCA is to further each student’s progress in the areas of, academic preparedness, spiritual development, and Christian service so that all graduates are prepared and uniquely positioned to impact their culture and transform their world for Jesus Christ.

Academic Preparedness (Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 2:6)

TCA graduates will be prepared for college and/or vocational excellence through rigorous academic curriculum and
committed to life-long learning by
• possessing competent skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
• achieving proficiency in mathematics and science.
• understanding events in history (including church history) and the cultures of other peoples and places.
• knowing how to utilize resources, including technology, to find, analyze, and evaluate information.
• applying the critical thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis.
• fostering creativity, empathy, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, and an appreciation of diversity through
music, theater, dance, and the visual arts.
• demonstrating an understanding of the practice of lifetime fitness, stress management skills and healthy
nutrition.
• valuing intellectual inquiry and engaging in the marketplace of ideas (open, honest exchange of ideas).

Spiritual Development (Proverbs 22:6; John 3:16-17; II Timothy 2:15)

TCA graduates are disciples of Jesus Christ, and able to rightly interpret and apply the Word of God, share the Gospel to a
lost world, and defend their faith by
• appropriating the message of salvation through Jesus Christ and integrating God’s Word in everyday life.
• understanding the worth of every human being as created in the image of God and acknowledging God as the
creator and sustainer of all things while recognizing the pervasive effects of sin in marring the creation of God
and our understanding of both God and the world He has made.
• recognizing their identity and responsibilities as image-bearers of God, created uniquely in His image.
• knowing and understanding that God has a plan and purpose for their lives.
• understanding and articulating the meaning of a Christian worldview and dialoguing effectively with those who
hold a different worldview.
• possessing apologetic skills to defend their faith.

Christian Service (Galatians 5:22-23; Micah 6:8; Romans 12:10; Philippians 2:3)

TCA graduates are dedicated servants of Jesus Christ eager to serve their community through sharing the Gospel, making
disciples, pursuing justice, and walking in humility by
• displaying biblical leadership skills and service in religious, civic, political and/or social organizations.
• demonstrating knowledge of and appropriate respect for people, created in the image of God, who do not share
the same race, sex, religion, culture, socioeconomic background, age, moral values, linguistic background, or
physical abilities.
• understanding their strengths and talents and using those to serve others.
• pursuing their unique passions and seeking to influence the culture for Christ through excellence in all their
endeavors.
• demonstrating stewardship of the earth and its resources in the reflection of the responsibilities given by God to
humans.
• demonstrating respect and appropriate social acumen both in face-to-face and in written interactions and
communications.