School Life

Back-to-School 2017-18

We hope that you all have had a restful summer and are looking forward to an exciting new school year!

Your Back-to-School Guide will arrive in your mailboxes soon. You may view it below or click here to download a PDF of the guide. In this guide you will find all of the information you and your family need to start the year.

Sign-ups for all volunteer opportunities will be located on the TCA website under Resources on the Volunteer Opportunities tile. Online sign-ups go live on September 6, at 9 a.m.

We are excited about having everyone back on campus, and we look forward to sharing another year with you. Welcome back!

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  • Back-to-School Schedule

    Thursday, August 17 – BIG BLUE open 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Friday, August 18 - 
    Back-to-School Events
    • MS Grades 5–8 new student orientation • MCB Auditorium • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    • MS iPad device Acquaint meetings • MCB Auditorium • 9:45-10:45 a.m. All fifth-graders and new students plus at least one parent must attend.
    • US Sophomore Concessions Meeting • PAC Auditorium • 10–10:30 a.m. Sophomores and at least one parent must attend.
    • US Sophomore individual pictures and schedule pick-up • US Grand Hall • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • MS iPad device distribution • MS Library • 10:45-11:30 a.m. All new sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students must attend.
    • US Junior individual pictures and schedule pick-up • US Grand Hall • 11:15 a.m.–noon
    • US Freshmen and New Student pictures and schedule pick-up • US Grand Hall • 12:15–1 p.m.
    • US Freshmen and New Student Orientation for students and at least one parent •  PAC Auditorium • 1–2 p.m.
    • US Senior individual pictures and schedule pick-up (A–L) • US Commons • 1–2:30 p.m. 
    • US tablet distribution for freshman, new sophomores, new juniors and new seniors • US H/E classrooms • 2:15-3:15 p.m.
    • US Senior mandatory meeting • PAC Auditorium • 2:30-3 p.m.
    • US Senior individual pictures and schedule pick-up (M–Z) • US Grand Hall • 3–4 p.m. 
    • BIG BLUE School Store open • BIG BLUE • 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Monday, August 21
    • LS carpool number pick-up for returning families • LS Lobby • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    • LS PreK 5-day and PreK 2-day Orientation • LS Classroom • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    • LS Kindergarten Orientation • LS Classrooms • 9:30-11 a.m.
    • LS PreK 3-day Orientation • LS Classroom • 10-11 a.m.
    • LS Grades 1–4 New Student Orientation • LS Cafeteria • Noon–1:30 p.m.
    • LS Grades 1–4 Returning Student Meet the Teacher • LS Classrooms • A–F Classrooms 1:30–2 p.m.,G–M Classrooms 2–2:30 p.m., N–Z Classrooms 2:30–3 p.m. 
    • BIG BLUE School Store open • BIG BLUE • 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, August 22 – BIG BLUE open 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, August 23

    First day of school for Lower and Middle School students 
    • BIG BLUE school store open • BIG BLUE • 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • MPACT prayer and praise for all TCA moms • US Commons • 8:20 a.m.
    • LS Dads Club meeting • LS Cafeteria • 8:30 a.m.
    • Mandatory meeting for fourth-grade parents • LS Cafeteria • 9:15 a.m.

    Thursday, August 24

    First day of school for PreK 2-day and Upper School students 
    • BIG BLUE school store open • BIG BLUE • 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.                  

Back-to-School Guide 2017-18

Calculator Requirement

All seventh- and eighth-graders are required to use the TI-84 plus CE calculator. Students will need to bring this to school on the first day.

Summer Reading

Please login to the website to and click on Resources to access summer reading assignments.

BIG BLUE Back-to-School Hours

Thursday, August 17: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 21: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 22: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 22: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday, August 24: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Friday, August 25: 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Regular store hours will begin on Monday, August 28.
Trinity Christian Academy is a private coeducational school for grades PreK–12 which offers Christian families and their children a demanding, college preparatory curriculum within a Christian community committed to integrating Biblical faith and learning.