About TAPS Christian Academy

In everything we do Christ is our center.  We hold steadfast to a Christian Worldview as laid out in the scriptures of the Holy Bible.     

  • Mission / Vison
    Our mission is to develop both Disciples of Christ and Christian leaders for the next generation.
  • Motto
    Philippians 4:13   I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • Tuition
    We work diligently keeping tuition at a minimum, our goal is to make Christian Education affordable and available to all. We offer a Family Cap rate for families with more than one student enrolled.  We also have scholarship opportunities available to both new and returning students. 
  • Full yearly tuition
    $2,250.00, Payment plans are available in 3 or 12 installments
  • Yearly Family Cap Rate
    $5400.00, Payment plans are available in 3 or 12 installments
  • Registration Per student
    New student $250.00    Returning student $225.00
  • Books / Curriculum
    $150 – $350 a year, depending on grade and courses
    Full Time Schedule
    Monday through Thursday –  8:15-2:45
    Older students, grades 4 and up, may have lessons assigned for Friday,
  • Co-op Schedule
    Thursday 8:15-2:45
  • Classes
    Our classes are not set up in a traditional manner, are based upon mastery of all concepts at each individuals rate and guided toward gradual independent learning.  Students are not necessarily placed in a class based solely upon age.  We believe each student is both unique and made in the image of God, (Genesis 1:26, Psalms 139:14)  and will place them accordingly as well as teach them accordingly.  Below is a brief description of each class as well as a comparison to traditional grade levels.
  • Independent learning – Allows students to become lifetime learners. It allows students to move at a rate appropriate for them, no one gets board because they can move ahead, while no one gets lost because they can slow down.  Independent learning in the classroom frees the teacher from spending all his/her time teaching lessons to the entire group to taking that time to work one on one with students.
  • Foundation class – (comparative PreK / Kindergarten; 3-6 years) When a child “is ready” to start school, must be a minimum of 3 years by September 1st of that school year.  This class teaches all the foundations needed to be successful in school moving forward.  From colors and shapes to letter recognition, sounds, blends, beginning sight words, sounding out words, number recognition, fine motor skills and so much more! After a child has mastered all concepts in this class, he/she will progress to the Ready to Read class the following school year.  Full Mastery in this class takes 1-2 years mostly depending on age/maturity.   
  • Ready to Read –  (comparative 1st, when all concepts are mastered in the Foundation Class student will move to the Ready to Read Class regardless of age) Full speed ahead with nonstop reading, subjects covered are Word Building (spelling), English, Social Studies, Science and math.  This class begins the beginning stages of transiting to independent learners.  Each subject begins with  lessons together at the group table followed work in student offices afterwards.  The biggest excitement to students coming into this class is having their own student office.
  • Primary –  (comparative 2nd –  3rd) Another step in the direction of independent learning, short group lessons are given then work is completed independently in student office
  • Juniors – (comparative 4th  5th  6th) Group morning review / lesson over topics of the day followed by independent work in student offices.  Students are taught honesty and integrity through scoring in Math and English.  Elective classes are offered on Thursdays and change with each grading cycle.  Round Table discussion classes in Sciences and Social Studies also take place on Thursdays.
  • Seniors – (comparative7th 8th  9th  10th 11th 12th)  It is not customary to enroll students at this level that have not previously been enrolled in TAPS. However, should this arise, it will be dealt with on an individual basis.  Independent learning at its best! Students are taught honesty and integrity through scoring in all subjects.  Elective classes are offered on Thursdays and change with each grading cycle.  Round Table discussion classes in Sciences and Social Studies also take place on Thursdays.  Students at this level are both eligible to compete at Regional Competion.and advance to Internationals.

 

 

 

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