Turning Point Christian Academy

1221 E. Parkerville Road
Desoto, TX 75115
     Tel: (972)230-1838
Grades: PK - 12 | 29 students
TCPA is a Bible governed school servicing grades K-4 thru 12, that seeks to teach discipline, values, beliefs, and principles that are consistent with the Word of God.
Since these principles are taught first in the home, the vision of Turning Point is largely contingent upon parents educating their children, and our staff members assisting them in this process. At Turning Point Christian Academy, our goal is to partner with parents to ensure that everything that is taught at home is reinforced at school, and everything taught at school is reinforced at home.  At the heart of TPCA is our commitment to help you, the parent, become the educator God designed you to be, as you rear your child in a lifestyle of Holiness and Excellence.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2006

Student Body

Total Students 29 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Turning Point Christian Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 10%
Number of AP Courses 2 courses
Average SAT score 1800

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $400
Tuition Notes Tuition for Beginners Class is $425 month. (Pre-K and Kindergarten)
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Chemille Benton

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, GolfBasketballGolf,

School Notes:

What grades do you serve?

We serve K-4 through High School. Some 3 year olds can be accepted after the interview process is complete.

Do you do any testing?

Yes. We do a diagnostic test at the beginning of the year to determine the student's foundational knowledge base.  We also have each child complete a learning styles test to determine which way the student learns best. Our middle and high school students complete the ITBS test.

What curriculum do you use?

We use the Bible, Alpha Omega, Bob Jones, ACE and ABEKA. We've determined which programs line up best with the TEKS and Word of God. Curriculum differs by grade level.

What is the student/teacher ratio?

The student to teacher ratio is currently 3:1. TPCA is a small private Christian school and we are looking to keep the student to teacher very low.

Do you offer a lunch program?

Yes. Lunch is offered daily at $2.50/day.

What are your fees?

Tuition is $350/mo for the first child with a 10% discount for each child after that. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $50 for returning students, and $75 for new students. Your registration fee reserves your spot for the upcoming semester and covers the cost of the testing fees (not including the ITBS test).  Book fees are $250/semester. A payment arrangement can be made for book fees.   

Is there any interview process?

Yes. The interview process is conducted by a panel which consists of our pastor, administrators, and selected teachers.  Both parents, if available, are requried to be in attendance.

Is TPCA affiliated with a church?

TPCA is affiliated with Agape Fellowship Christian Center.

Is there a dress code?

Yes there is a dress code. Guidelines will be outlined upon acceptance to the academy. 

Describe the spiritual life/atmosphere of the school.

The Bible teaches us to “train up a child in they way they should go.†This mandate was given to parents. However, the conventional workday does not give all parents the opportunity or time to spend eight hours a day teaching and training their children. That is why there is a great need for quality, Christ-centered education.

At Turning Point Christian Academy, our goal is to support parents in educating their children according to God’s Word. This environment promotes healthy communication among students, parents and instructors. A high interest is placed in the relationship between the academy and the parents. It is our belief that the instruction given at the academy be reinforced in the home.

Everything we do is driven by the Word of God-from academics to extra curricular activities to lunch time!  The students begin each day with praise time, chapel and scripture recitation. We believe if the children are able to "hide the Word in their hearts," they will be protected against the many things that are sure to come against them as they grow older.

Profile last updated: 04/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Community Christian Academy Inc (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Park Ridge Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Desoto Private School (1.7 miles away)
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