Middle School Academics

Preparing for High School and beyond

At TCA we strive to create a “meaningful middle” that helps enable our students to find success in every facet of their school experience–academics, co-curricular activities, and their relationships with peers and adults. In our challenging yet attainable curriculum, students will find opportunities for service and leadership that foster their growth in personal responsibility, encourage cultivation of their unique God-given gifts and help them learn how to care for others.

The middle school years are vitally important for educational and spiritual growth. Our goal for students leaving the eighth grade is that they would be fully prepared for the rigor of high school and beyond. We partner with parents like you to help shape the emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth of middle school students to be young Champions for Christ.

The Middle School Experience

  • Introductory Lion Prep course for all 6th grade students to help with Middle School transition
  • Forge Groups-Middle School small groups led by faculty for mentoring, discipleship, and service opportunities
  • Intentional focus on Writing, Language Arts, and critical thinking
  • Honors track beginning in 8th grade
  • 1:1 student to Google Chromebook ratio for technology integration in each classroom
  • Bible course offerings for all Middle School students
  • Foreign language course in world languages for all 8th grade students
  • Weekly Middle School chapel service
  • REACH program available with dedicated teachers to assist with diagnosed learning differences
  • Online access to grades and assignments for parents and students through FACTS and Google Classroom
  • STEM Lab Class and Robotics opportunities

Some Co-curricular Opportunities and Special Highlights

  • 6th Grade Huntsville Space Center Trip
  • 7th Grade Creation Museum Trip
  • 8th Grade Washington DC Trip
  • Student Ambassadors
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Athletics: Football, Basketball Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Track, and Cross Country
  • All Northwest Junior Honor Choir
  • Middle School Ensemble
  • Middle School SGA

Frequently asked questions

6th graders are eligible for basketball, football, and cheerleading. 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play all sports available at the high school level (except Track & Field).

What middle school sports are offered?

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

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