Our educational philosophy has three parts: teaching on a Biblical foundation, preparing each student for Christian life, and emphasizing the parents role in their childrens education.
The Bible, as the infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God, is the foundation and guide for all knowledge and is basic to all elements of education. Because God created, sustains, and will consummate all things through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the universe and all life are dynamically related to Him and have the purpose of glorifying Him. These truths are fundamental to the Christian, parent-led model of education and will permeate every aspect of our goals and objectives, our teaching methods, and our curriculum. All representatives of the school strive to demonstrate values, character, and Christ-likeness. Our learning environment recognizes the individuality and worth of each student, realizing that there can be variability in learning aptitude and mastery of grade-level skills and content for different subjects. We help each child realize his full potential through effective placement and creative teaching methods.
PREPARING EACH STUDENT FOR LIFE
The primary goal of all Christian education is to prepare each student to glorify and honor God in all that he does. We accomplish this goal by encouraging students to become committed disciples of Christ, supporting the family as the primary social and educational unit instituted by God, promoting personal responsibility for academic excellence and a strong work ethic, and integrating home and school for the development of life skills and strong Christian character in balance with academics and extra-curricular activities.
ROLE OF PARENTS
We recognize that parents are commanded to rear their children for God’s glory by bringing them up in the nurture and discipline of the Lord (Deuteronomy 6; Ephesians 6:4). The home, therefore, is to be a place of training and teaching one’s own children. Yet, the home is not the only established agency of instruction from the Biblical standpoint. The entire community of believers is commanded and authorized by God for training and discipline.
TKA provides parents with academic expertise, challenge, pacing, direction, and accountability in a way that enhances and assists the parents' efforts. Parents oversee their child's education and academic progress. Parents work with us to place students properly, help them build character and a strong work ethic, and encourage students to accept increasing responsibility for the consequences of their actions. The parental teaching role ranges from direct instructor in cooperation with the classroom teacher to monitor of student progress as the student matures.
We provide a vital learning experience that encourages and facilitates the parent-child relationship. Parents are the single most influential factor in a child’s educational performance and in their emotional, social, and spiritual development. In cooperation with parents, we seek to inform minds and better the lives of our students.
We require every parent to help us fulfill our Christian educational mission. Parents assist as volunteers, committee members, and in many other ways. All families are required to participate in board designated fundraisers based on special needs.