Being unaccredited leaves Strickland Christian School with great liberty to teach Christian principles and to challenge students to their greatest potential. The prekindergarten students all learn to read, and the kindergartners write in cursive. First graders can read from the King James Bible and diagram sentences. Second graders can do long multiplication and long division. Most students take high school math courses in 7th and 8th grades and pass the official exam used by the public schools to test out of that subject. That test is offered by Strickland at the end of the school year. Students who complete the 8th grade at Strickland far surpass most other Texas 12th graders in their English skills; yet tuition prices are far less than other schools. Private high schools are very happy to accept Strickland students because of their superior academic skills, excellent work ethic and Christian character. They normally start them wherever they finished at Strickland. Students normally only work in the hallways when they are behind on assignments so need to be working in the halls while the assignments they are doing are being graded in the classroom. The only drawback to the science program is the lack of a laboratory. This is a problem shared by many Christian elementary school. However, students engage in many experiments and dissections which normally take place in a lab at other schools.
We love Strickland. All 3 of our children have attended Strickland and have flourished academically. Our 20 yr old is now in Regents University, Our 17 yr old son is a senior making straight A's and our 6 year old can read, write in cursive and speak a little Spanish! She loves school and looks forward to going!