Preparing for College and Beyond

High School offers students an environment in which they are challenged to think critically, use higher-order thinking skills and engage with curriculum that will prepare them to be successful in their college careers and beyond. They cultivate lasting relationships with faculty and staff, who are purposeful in seeking to help students discover and identify their gifts and talents in relation to academics, the arts, athletics and leadership/service opportunities. Most importantly, the faculty and staff seek to help students understand their identity in Christ and how to grow into faithful disciples of Him.

The High School Experience

  • 1:1 student to Google Chromebook ratio for technology integration in each classroom
  • Online access to grades, tests, and quiz assignments for parents and students
  • HS Bible course offerings for all students 9-12 including: Missions in Focus, People of Faith and more…
  • Director of Student Ministries and team dedicated to student discipleship
  • HS small groups led by TCA faculty for mentoring, discipleship, and service opportunities
  • College and career preparatory class for Juniors that helps students plan and prepare for life after TCA
  • Collegiate lab space for High School Science courses
  • College preparatory school with dual enrollment and AP course offerings
  • Foreign Language instruction in Spanish
  • All High School students complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service upon graduation(2021 Senior requirements have a minimum of 65 hours due to Covid)
  • Weekly High School Chapel
  • REACH program available with dedicated teachers to assist with diagnosed learning differences

Some Co-curricular Opportunities and Special Highlights

  • Student Government Association
  • History and English Europe Trip
  • Athletics: Football, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track and Cross Country
  • All West and Northwest Honor Choir
  • Student Ambassadors
  • National Honor Society
  • Spanish Club
  • Media Productions Club
  • HOSA Future Health Professionals
  • Senior Retreat to Victory Ranch
  • Junior and Senior Prom

Frequently Asked Questions

For graduation from TCA, 27 credits and a minimum of 80 hours of community service are required.


A 100-93
B 92-85
C 84-75
D 74-70
F Below 69

A TCA High School diploma requires 27 credits and completion of required community service hours. This is above the requirements of the State of Tennessee.

To graduate with Honors, a student must also have a 3.50 GPA and 5 honors credits (all final course grades must be a “75” or higher).

To graduate with Honors with Distinction, a student must also have a 3.75 GPA and 8 honors credits (all course grades must be a “75” or higher).


Our students are required to complete at least 80 hours of community service to be eligible for graduation.

Community Service Policy

Community Service Form