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Trinity Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 600 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $66,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 27, 2014

This past year (kindergarten) went very well. I was very saddened that so many of the parents were completely uninvolved and expected the teachers to raise their children and I think that has become an issue in the older grades. Although I'm not surprised to hear that there is favoritism (as with any school really), I have not seen it in the teacher's children myself. I don't like that last year they pretty much celebrated Halloween, but it seems that it has at least been rectified and I would have had to dealt with it in public school a lot more. All in all so far we have had pretty good experiences here and hope to have a good one next year. On a side note, they have worked wonderfully with us who are attending through the Step Up For Students program. I know many people using this tuition aid and have heard no complaints that weren't rooted with the SUFS program itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

Both my 4 and 5 year old attend trinity and I couldn't have chosen a better school for them to attend. They both have great teachers and they taech them very well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

This school has this big open house to collect reregistration fees from parents but if your child is not the right color or have a certain academic status the tell you they won't accept your child after they get their registration money. They don't even give your child the chance to get into the school its a money making scheme and is not Godly not is it right. Children should not be rejected due to race or intellectual abilities. A cash paying white child will have no problem getting in so you guys are probably the ones writing good reviews here.


Posted February 19, 2014

My oldest has attended since elementary school and will graduate from the high school. We have been very pleased with the academics, extra curricular activities and expectations there. Honors classes, dual enrollment with Daytona State as well as a wonderful fine arts program highlight a wonderful alternative to the area schools. Teachers genuinely care for the students and the administration is always willing to listen to parental concerns. I would recommend this school to anyone who is currently looking to enroll their child in a school in Deltona.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

Trinity was an amazing school that I will always be grateful for. The staff there genuinely care for the students and the presence of god that you will encounter there will change your life. As an alumni I will always be thankful to the administration and how they looked out for me and the chances I got to grow as a leader and even gain college credit. I graduated with a 4.6 having 90% of my general education courses done for college. There will always be nay Sayers to any great organization but please believe me when I say trinity is a safe environment where children can grow in god and be prepared for their future.


Posted September 3, 2013

I must say I'm quite surprised and a little bit disturbed by the volume of negative reviews of TCA. I actually had to back track to make sure I was reading about the right school....smh. Both of my children have been attending the school since preschool and are currently still in elementary school. My experience has been really positive! The teachers and administrators have been very caring, accommodating, and professional and I have always been satisfied with their approach to any concerns I have had. Now I happen to be a full time homemaker which allows me the time to be vigilant about keeping an open line of communication with my kids' teachers. I think that teachers appreciate parents who are proactive and work with them to help yield the best possible learning outcomes; and as with anything else in life, I think that you get out what you put in and everything isn't for everybody. TCA (at least the elementary school) is helping me to provide a quality Christian education for my children and I would recommend this school to anyone without hesitation. As long as you have reasonable expectations and stay involved in your kids' educational journey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I have to say after listening to both of my children that attended Trinity and graduated from there I am disappointed and they are truly not prepared for the real world. They were in no way up to speed and prepared for college. The comments made here are true. We watched the school go from a caring environment to a money hungry business. Sports was something everyone participated in, students were valued. Now the school is about a sports program, importing student and giving away tuition to get who they want. Rules such as the dress code are not applied to everyone and family members of staff are so obviously favored it is ridiculous. Spend one night at an awards ceremony and you will see it. My children have been disciplined for situations when staff family members were given a free pass. This of course included the headmasters own daughter in her years there. As for cost's, yes every year they go up, "improvement fee's" are added and are mandatory. The leadership of the school definitely is arrogant and condescending. At one point in time Mr. Robinson had a sign on his office door that stated something to the point of "it bothers me that people do not salute me when they enter"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Pre-K and kindergarten were the only great years. 1st grade a new teacher came on board and although she was very friendly, she was far too lenient and the kids ran the show. Second grade my daughter ended up with the extreme opposite, a teacher who acted like a drill sergeant and was rude to parents. I debated taking her out after that, but my daughter pleaded with me to just see how next year would be so she could be with her friends. Third grade her teacher was great and I thought I was finally seeing improvements. That was until I seen her Stanford scores. Due to financial reasons I was not able to get her report card or scores (they refuse to give them until your balance is $0) until the end of summer. By then I had already paid and signed her up for 4th grade, being I thought the prior year was such a success. She ended up scoring below average in math and spelling. Yet she was on honor roll every year with straight A's. Doesn't make sense, right? So I started to search reviews to see I wasn't the only one concerned and it seems other parents have noticed they are far behind academically also. I'm currently looking at other school options to get her out ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2013

We enrolled our son into Trinity last year (5th grade)and couldn't be any happier for our decision of doing so. Yes, getting good grades is encouraged and important in our home but so are having good morals/values. With good Christian values, life will bring you clearer decisions when in doubt. As a father/mother who is involved in our son's life, we encourage sternness and consequences if our son does wrong. How will he learn from his mistakes otherwise? Thank you Mr. Robinson, Mr. Henderson, Ms. Rumler & TCA Staff. Because of you we have seen our son excel not only with his grades and accomplishments but grow with his Faith as well. We rate this school an A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

When I enrolled my son in the preschool program here I was so excited to be putting him in a "top notch" program. My ex-husband and I then went through a divorce. As a result, our son started having some behavioral issues. We simply needed to work through them. Within two days of the problems surfacing my son was kicked out of their program. He was placed into a very caring day school after that who worked with him and us. His issues were quickly resolved. The people here are not caring or understanding. If you don't fit their cookie cutter mold, expect your child to be discarded like unfit trash.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2012

Trinity Christian Academy is a great school with excellent programs. For a relatively small private school, Trinity provides opportunities in sports, art, music and drama that many private schools are not able to do. They have excellent teachers and a quality program. If your child has special needs, they do not have programs designed for those who are challenged educationally. They do offer dual enrollment and honors classes. However, if your child is exceptionally gifted, they do not offer baccalaureate or A.P. classes. My students have been here for 3 years and I couldn't be happier. If you want a private school and are happy with the Christian emphasis, this is the one for you in Deltona. It is accredited. It isn't perfect, but no school is. Good communication between school and parents if you have a computer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

This is the worst school in Deltona for real if you never get in trouble at school be prepared to get in some kind of trouble at this school unless your parent works their. I would have gave it no stars but I had to give it at least one. The Principal and vice Principal don't listen to anything the students have to say an instead just give them detention and Saturday school for the dumbest stuff like chewing gum or having your shirt not tucked in. If your late more than 3 times you have to pay 5 dollars for every late after that and all the students talk about is how much they all hate it their trust me do not put your kids in thins money hungry school.


Posted August 10, 2011

I have been at Trinity my whole life pretty much, and I would have to say that it isn't the worst, but it most definitely is not the best. It seems like all of their money goes to football and baseball, and the couldn't care less about any other program. However, I feel like they have been improving slightly with teachers, caring about students, etc. With some of the teachers, it feels like they just picked them up at a gas station or something. They don't know how to teach, discipline, or when to just say a firm "stop". If you're a child of a staff member, you can basically get away with whatever you want, and I mean that literally. However, some other teachers are the complete opposite, which is a good thing. If you're expecting a great drama program in high school, you can forget it. There isn't even one in high school.


Posted July 9, 2011

I have all of my children enrolled at Trinity and I couldn't be more pleased. Their preschool is clean and my two year old home everyday telling me all the activities he had done. The teachers and staff have been concerned and helpful, willing to work with my children. As far as private school is concerned they have so much more to offer my children than other private and even some public schools. On top of that, the environment is close and friendly, a secure place that I can feel comfortable sending my children to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

I only gave this school one star because I couldn't give it zero. This school is an uncomfortable place to learn. The staff are negligent to student's needs, and they are only interested in laying down the law rather than accommodating the needs of students academically. Trinity is only thinking of ways to nickel and dime, and not about ways to improve academics. I highly recommend to keep your children and wallet far away from this establishment.


Posted July 4, 2010

FAMILY ORIENTED,INTEGRITY,RESPECT,TEACHER'S REALLY CARE,MY EXPERIENCE IS THAT MY SON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.,AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND FACULTY CAME TO VISIT,PRAY,AND SUPPORT US AS A FAMILY MEMBER.AND THAT RESPOND ,TOUCH OUR HEARTS. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL, THE VALLEJO FAMILY , THE BEST EDUCATION YOU'LL FIND IT IN T.C.A GOD BLESS TO ALL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

My son attended TCA for two years (9th &10 th) grade. The baseball staff was very interested on him because of his talents. My son was diagnosed with ADD and the school teachers & coaches were aware of it. The second year he was disciplined by some behavior issues that involved not just him but others also. But he was the only one pusnished. I felt that this school is not a Christian one, marginate disable students and has favoritism. If you are a parent that clean the baseball field all the time and contibute monetary need to be a parent that participat with money your kid can get away with everything; if not the kid will be punished. TCA is asking for money constantly. I contribute to the baseball field that they have now, Be carefull with TCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

I have 2 children attending this school and have appreciated the dedication and commitment the teachers have given to my children, along with the other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

This is the best school in Deltona.I have no doubts that my child will be a Cristian leader one day with the help of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I enrolled my child in this school with an open mind despite the reviews. However, after glancing at the books, I realize that this school is very much behind academically. Iwas shocked to see that my child has already learned about 3/4 of the contents of theMath book in her previous grade in public school. My child also stated that although the teacher is very nice, she is extremely disorganized and confuses the children when she jumps from one lesson to another. The children actually complained to eachother about it. From what I can observe, everyone appears extremely warm and nurturing. However, some teachers may be a bit too old to be teaching. I believe someone needs to evaluate the academic standards in comparison to public schools. If I continue to see a decline in her studies, I will have no choice but to take her out.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 42%
Hispanic 29% 29%
Black 16% 23%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

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Colleges most students attend after graduation State Colleges
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:45 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dennis Robinson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Associations
  • ACTS
Fax number
  • (386) 789-0210

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Dual Enrollment College Classes
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Cadets
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Honor Society
  • Lego Club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
539
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
544
Students typically come from these schools
Public Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
State Colleges
College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
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875 Elkcam Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725
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Phone: (386) 789-4515

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