About Us

About Us

FAQ

1. What curriculum do you use?
We use a variety of printed resources. Our curriculum and resources align with Indiana’s educational standards. Some of our books come from Christian publishers, while others come from secular sources. However, each is reviewed with the perspective of the Biblical worldview in mind. 

2. How much homework do you expect?

Homework will be assigned as appropriate for the age and learning objectives of the particular subject. Homework is an opportunity for young learners to practice skills and expand on learning that happens in the classroom everyday. Teachers post homework assignments in Parents Web (Renweb). Parents can check on homework coming up or missed assignments on Parents Web.

3. Do you have uniforms or a dress code?
We do not require uniforms. Full details regarding the dress code can be found in our Student/Parent Handbooks under Quicklinks.

The Bible teaches that we are to dress with decency and propriety, so that our good deeds and character bring attention to the Lord instead of our clothing attracting attention to ourselves. With this in mind, all clothing must be modest.

Students are not to wear clothing that promotes values that conflict with the purpose and character of TPCS. Inappropriate clothing includes anything that promotes alcohol, satanic symbols, violence, indecency, vulgar language and people or groups that represent those outlooks. 

4. What is your discipline practice?
We believe the goal of Christian discipline is self-discipline under the influence of God’s Spirit in a person’s life. At TPCS, we work to help children establish and practice a personal behavior that is pleasing to God and beneficial to the child and all of those around him or her. Each teacher establishes a classroom discipline plan based on school standards. These standards and the procedures for discipline are more extensively defined in the Student/Parent Handbooks.

5. Do you have programs for gifted students or those with learning difficulties?

TPCS utilizes formative and informative assessment data to drive the individual instructional needs for all students. Students receive enrichment, re-teach*, and remediation opportunities each day. Teachers are able to differentiate between re-teaching and corrective instruction** to best meet the academic needs of all learners. When necessary, interventions are offered in addition to the regular classroom instruction. Data is used to identify student for remediation and enrichment; it is not left to individual teachers to determine. All students that do not meet the established criteria for benchmark assessments are assigned to an intervention program. All assessments are followed by high quality, corrective instruction designed to remedy whatever learning errors the assessment identifies. Teachers will follow their assessments with instructional alternatives that present those concepts in new ways and engage students in different and more appropriate learning experiences. 

*Re-teaching: multiple sources of assessment data are reviewed for each student; performance goals are created with the student; develop a timeline for implementation

**Corrective instruction: information is presented using different instructional strategies than were presented during the initial instruction; an emphasis is placed on meta-cognition; involves coaching behaviors


6. Do you offer any extra-curricular activities?
We offer a wide variety of after school clubs, summer camps, and an ever-expanding athletic program. Athletics begin in 5th grade, though some after school clubs for our students starting in kindergarten are athletic in nature. Students in 5th grade through high school who meet TPCS’s grade eligibility requirements may compete in football, baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, softball, golf and cheer. Selected students may participate in an elected student council, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, the yearbook committee, or Eagle/Knights Ambassadors. Other after- school programs and clubs are offered depending on student interest. Previous clubs include dance, drama/musical theater, knitting, HS worship team and many more.

7. How is TPCS governed?
Traders Point Christian Schools is an incoporated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and is governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors. This board is composed of parents, community members, and the Head of School. Two elders from Traders Point Christian Church are also appointed to the board as liaisons with our founding church, and the elders must approve our school board members. 

8. How is TPCS financed?
90% of our financing comes from tuition and activity fees. The school derives the remaining income from events, gifts, estates, foundations, and various fundraising efforts. Please visit "Support TPCS" on our website to learn more about helping us to build a financial foundation for program improvement and facility expansion.