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Texoma Christian School

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Thank you for visiting our website.  As the Head of School I have the privilege of introducing you to Texoma Christian School and providing a brief overview of our purpose. Established in 1982 by a group of men and women with a heart for Christian education, TCS has experienced countless blessings over the last 30 years. At our core is a commitment to provide an excellent education to our students in an environment that is Christ-centered and anchored to biblical truth.  Our Christian educators and coaches strive to fulfill the TCS Mission Statement which states that we exist “to fully develop each student’s God-given spiritual, intellectual and physical potential to influence the world for Jesus Christ”. God has blessed these efforts through the years and we are excited about all He continues to accomplish in the lives of our students and graduates.

We would count it a privilege to visit with you about the value of Christian education and your child’s specific educational goals. We hope you will feel free to contact us with questions after you have browsed the website. Once again, we greatly appreciate your interest in TCS and look forward to the possibility of serving your family.

 

For His Glory,

Jeffrey J. Burley

 

 


About TCS

Texoma Christian School

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About

Texoma Christian School is a private, independent Christian school for children who live in and around the community of Sherman, Texas.  Accredited by  the Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancED  (Early Education -12). TCS offers its students a wide variety of high quality academic opportunities and extra-curricular activities.  These programs occur in a supportive atmosphere, which is designed to help each student develop as a total person.  Students are: (1) challenged to think and to observe; (2) trained to learn how to handle facts and to interpret ideas; (3) taught to get along properly with fellow human beings; (4) encouraged to develop and express their feelings and attitudes in a considerate manner; and (5) motivated to relate appropriately to God, to others, to the creation, and to themselves.

School History

Texoma Christian School began in 1982 when a group of Sherman Bible Church members approached the leadership of the church with their vision for a Christian school.  After nine months of planning, hiring Pre-school teachers, and selecting curriculum, the school commenced operation in the fall of 1982 with two classrooms and 41 students. The dream then, and the goal now, is a vibrant Christian education that challenges students and provides a superior scholastic experience.  Mrs. Sue Hall served as the school's first Director.

In 1989, as the enrollment of TCS spanned Pre-school through fourth grade, a group of parents saw the need to expand enrollment to include a middle school. From 1989 to 1994, several local churches hosted the middle school.  In 1996-97, the sixteenth year of its existence, the enrollment of the two schools had reached 250 students.  Ms. Kathy Curry, the middle school Director, and Mrs. Sue Hall, elementary school Director, worked together with their respective boards to create one Christian school district.  The school received full accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International in 1998. During that year, school officials decided to add a high school, one grade level per year.

In August, 2003, TCS opened the doors of its new newly constructed facility to approximately 325 students. The new facility includes a state of the art gymnasium, full commercial kitchen, thirty-six classrooms, a well-equipped play ground, an all purpose track, and softball and baseball fields.  Long range plans include the future construction of permanent buildings for the elementary school, middle school, high school, and administration building.  


 Parent Testimonials

As parents of two students who attended Texoma Christian School from pre-school 3 through high school we can heartily endorse TCS as an excellent choice for the education of your children. We believe that Texoma Christian School offers a unique opportunity for each child to develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually.

 Both of our children graduated from TCS as National Merit Scholars and were admitted to highly selective colleges. These accomplishments speak highly of the academic rigor of the school. Our children also had the opportunity to participate in athletic activities, succeeding even at the state level. However, what makes Texoma Christian School so appealing to us is that our children have been taught from a Christian worldview. The biblical truths we were teaching at home were reinforced at school. Issues of faith, integrity, work ethic, and morals were addressed openly and regularly. Our children had Christian teachers who loved them, were involved in their lives, and functioned as role models.

 We found no other school that promoted educational, physical, and spiritual growth in our children. There are many places parents could send their children to receive an education, but TCS is the only school we know of where a child can have the whole person addressed—intellect, body, and spirit—and therefore, we highly recommend Texoma Christian School.

 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Burlingame

Sherman, TX

 



I am the mother of seven children, all of whom attend TCS. We moved here in the summer of 2005 and the children started at TCS in the Fall of that year. We have had a wonderful experience at TCS. The children have found meaningful friendships here at TCS. The teachers have been caring and supportive. We believe in the Christian principles that TCS teaches and instills in the children through both the curriculum and personally through relationships. We look forward to many more years of being part of the TCS family.

Suzanne Nguyen
Sherman, TX

 

 

 

 


General Information

Texoma Christian School

 

Accreditations

AdvancED

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Calendar 36 Weeks, 4 Grading Periods, 2 Semesters, 175 Instructional days

Graduation Requiremnts

Students who attend Texoma Christian School for four years must accumulate a minimum of 30 credits - one credit earned for each year long course and one-half credit for each semester course. Graduation requirements include:

  • 4 units of Bible  (or each year enrolled)
  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of Math
  • 4 units of Science
  • 4 units of Social Studies 
  • TCS Graduation Plans                                                                                            

Both of our Graduation Plans (Recommended and Distinguished) are college preparatory plans that exceed the State of Texas requirements for high school graduation.

Recent College Acceptance of TCS Students

 

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES:  Since our first graduating class in 2005, our graduates have been accepted at the following four year Universities and Colleges:

Abilene Christian University, American University, Angelo State University, Auburn University, Austin College, Bethany College, Baylor University, Baylor School of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Belmont University, Dallas Baptist University, Davidson College, Duke University, East Central Oklahoma University, Evangel University, Fort Lewis College, Georgetown University, Grand Canyon University, Hardin Simmons University, Harding University, Hendrix College, John Brown University, Kansas State University, Lee University, Le Tourneau University, Liberty University, Louisiana State University, Lubbock Christian University, Midwestern State University, Mary Hardin Baylor University, Millsaps College, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oral Roberts University, Ouachita Baptist University, Rhodes College, Samford University, Saint Louis University, Sewanee -The University of the South, Savannah College of Art & Design, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Adventist University, Southern Methodist University, Southwestern Assembly of God University, Stephen F. Austin University, Tarleton State University, Texas A & M University/College Station, Texas A & M University at Commerce, Texas Christian University, Texas State Technical College, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, Texas State University, University of Arkansas, University of Dallas, University of Denver, University of Evansville, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of Texas School of Law, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, Arlington and Tyler, University of Tulsa, Vanderbilt University, Wheaton College, Wofford College, York College

Athletics

Texoma Christian is Class 2A member of TAPPS.                                         

High School Athletics:   

Boys Varsity Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track

Girls Varsity Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Golf, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

Middle School Athletics:   

6th grade: Football, Track and Cheerleading (other sports available and vary from year to year based on participation)

7th - 8th grade: 

Boys - Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Track

Girls - Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Softball, Track, Volleyball

Fine Arts Art, Drama, Journalism, Music, Worship Team
Faculty Degreed Every K-12 teacher has, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree. Many of our teachers hold advanced degrees.
School Hours

Early Education Classes 8:30-11:30; Extended Care 11:30-5:30

Kindergarten-12th Grade 8:15-3:15 Mon-Thurs; 8:15-2:30 Friday

 


Early Childhood Admissions

Regina Robinson

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Regina Robinson

Early Education Administrator

903-893-7076 X 117

regina.robinson@texomachristian.org



Texoma Christian School's "Little Eagles"

 Early Education Program Information

 
Texoma Christian School is excited to present our Early Childhood Program. Our program is accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International whose standards meet or exceed the state's minimum standards. As a result of this accreditation, we are exempt from licensing by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service. The faculty and staff at TCS continue striving to improve the program through both on-going self monitoring, as well as continued monitoring and evaluation by ACSI.  This enables us to ensure that we stay in compliance with accreditation policies and standards.  Our preschool offers a variety of different classes from which to choose.


 

  EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMISSION

Tuition Information

Early Education 3 and Early Education 4 -- Children must be three years old for Early Ed 3 and four years old for Early Ed 4 by September 1st of the year they are entering. All children entering early ed must be potty trained.

Gift Year -- Children must be 5 years old by September 1st and must have the recommendation of the TCS Gift Year Coordinator or Early Education Administrator. 

Kindergarten -- Children must be 5 years old by September 1st and must have the recommendation of the TCS Testing Coordinator. 

 

EARLY ED THREE & FOUR (THREE DAY A WEEK  CLASS)

For parents who are interested in a 3 day a week program, their child will be provided a Christ-centered experience that is stimulating and enriching, nurtured in a secure and loving environment in a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday class.   (Music and Library are not included).

Times:            

Early Education 3                 8:30-11:30

Early Education 4                 8:30-11:30

   


EARLY ED THREE AND FOUR (MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY CLASS)

For parents who are interested in a weekly program, we offer a Monday through Friday class.  This 5 day program provides their child  with a Christ-centered experience that is stimulating and enriching, nurtured in a secure and loving environment. (Music and Library are included).

Times:

Early Education 3                 8:30-11:30

Early Education 4                 8:30-11:30


GIFT YEAR (must be 5 by September 1)

The Gift Year class is a "gift of a year" providing the student the opportunity to grow socially and emotionally in an environment that is specially designed for the child not quite ready to sit in a chair long periods of time or to follow long series of directions.  The work is predominantly "hands on".  The curriculum focuses on letters as well as letter sounds, developing writing abilities through fine motor activities as well as tracing and writing practice.  Math introduces the numbers 1-100 and reviews one to one correspondence. Addition and beginning subtraction will be introduced.  Class size is kept low, usually 14 to 16.  Library, Spanish, and Music are included.


Times:      

Monday-Friday       8:30-11:30


EXTENDED CARE PROGRAM

Our extended care is a program for parents whose children need a full day program.  Their time in extended care will be less academic but still structured.  We will have various activities for the students to participate in and a snack.              

Times:   

Drop off as early as 7:30 a.m., pickup by 5:30 p.m.                             


CURRICULUM and SCHEDULE

Each class will have 14-16 students, a full time teacher and a part time teacher's aid.    We offer a variety of age-appropriate lessons throughout our day, including hands-on activities based on traditional instructor-created curriculum supplemented with external resources such as Frog Street Press. Our early education program revolves around themed units including seasons, holidays, God's world of exciting animals, children around the world, who God is and His love and plan for us. We emphasize letters, their sounds and introduce reading concepts. In addition, we teach number recognition, beginning math and begin studying the world around us through physical science, artwork, exploration, experiences, and experiments. Each class learns a monthly memory verse and participates in a Bible time including praying, singing and a Bible story. We offer healthy snacks and a recess time to encourage physical growth and development. 


TESTIMONIAL

"I wanted to take time to say how very grateful my husband and I are for each of you. What a joy it was last night to hear Jay quote almost half of the entire Psalm 139. How fitting a verse to help a child memorize .. to drive home the point that God knows and loves each of them intimately."

"Thank you for supplying me with yet again more memories to treasure in my heart! God's word says it best .... "From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise!" Psalm 8:2 
"Oh to have the faith of a child!"

In Christ,
Alice

 


K-12 Admissions

Shelley Burley

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Shelley Burley, K-12 Admissions

shelley.burley@texomachristian.org

903-893-7076 ext 219

                       


Welcome to Texoma Christian School! We are pleased you have chosen to take a closer look at our school.  Established in 1982 by a group of men and women with a heart for Christian education, TCS has experienced countless blessings over the last 25 years.  Our students have excelled academically and athletically through the years.  And though we continue to strive for excellence in all that we undertake, our guiding principle will always be our reliance on biblical truth as we educate the next generation of leaders.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to visit with you about your child's educational goals and all that is offered at TCS.  You can contact me anytime to take a tour of our campus.

Once again, we appreciate your interest in TCS and look forward to the possibility of serving your family.

 

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TUITION/TUITION ASSISTANCE

Admissions Testing

  • Testing will be scheduled by the Admissions Office after the receipt of all required Admissions forms. TCS will administer the Terra Nova, 2nd Edition. Testing for all applicants is scheduled on an individual basis.

Parent Interview

  • An interview appointment is made with the parents and a school administrator as a final step in the admissions process for Kindergarten - 12th grade. All students are asked to accompany their parents for the interview.

Acceptance

  • Official acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be communicated to all families in writing from the Head of School.

 


Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

Texoma Christian School endorses the Statement of Faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.  Biblically based and evangelistic in nature, the following statement establishes a foundation for TCS families from a variety of Christian denominations:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

National Association of Evangelicals Membership

Advent Christian General Conference (1986)

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (1982)

American Baptist Churches USA

Federated Churches

Assemblies of God (1943)     

Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (1948)

American Reformed Presbyterian

Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas

Association of Free Lutheran Congregation

Free Methodist Church of North America (1944)

Baptist General Conference (1966)

Friends Churches

Berean Fundamental Church

General Association of General Baptists (1988)

Bible Churches

General Conference Mennonite

The Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio) (1968)

Grace Brethren Churches

Brethren in Christ Churches (1949)

Independent Baptist Churches

Christian & Missionary Alliance (1966)

Independent Churches

Christian Catholic Church (Evangelical Protestant) (1975)

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (1952)

Christian Church of North America (1953)

International Pentecostal Church of Christ (1946)

Christian Churches

International Pentecostal Holiness Church (1943)

Christian Evangelical Churches of America, Inc.

Mennonite Brethren Churches, USA (1946)

Christian Reformed Church in North America (1988)

Midwest Congregational Christian Fellowship (1964)

Christian Union (1954)

Missionary Church, Inc. (1944)

Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.)(1944)

Midwest Association of Free Will Baptists

Church of God Mountain Assembly, Inc. (1981)

North American Baptist Conference

Church of the Brethren

Open Bible Standard Churches (1943)

Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church

The Church of the Nazarene (1984)

Pentecostal Church of God (1954)

Church of the United Brethren in Christ (1953)

Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, Inc. (1988)

Churches of Christ in Christian Union (1945)

Presbyterian Church in America (1986)

Community Churches

Primitive Methodist Church USA (1946)

Congregational Holiness Church (1990

Reformed Church in America

Conservative Baptist Association (1190)

Reformed Episcopal Church (1990)

Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (1951)

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Conservative Lutheran Association (1984)

Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (1949)

Elm Fellowship (1947)

The Salvation Army (1990)

Episcopal Church

Southern Baptist Convention

Evangelical Church of North America (1969)

Synod of Mid-America (Reformed Church in America)

Evangelical Congregational Church (1962)

United Church of Christ  of North America (1944)

Evangelical Free Church of America (1942)

United Methodist Church

Evangelical Friends International

United Zion

Evangelical Mennonite Church (1944)

The Wesleyan Church (1948)

Evangelical Methodist Church (1952)

Willow Creek Association

Evangelical Missionary Fellowship  (1982)


Educational Philosophy

Texoma Christian School

Educational Philosophy

The philosophy of Texoma Christian School rests on the following, seven fundamental beliefs:

1.  A Foundation of Biblical Authority:  At Texoma Christian School, we believe that the total process of education begins with the recognition that God is the Author of creation, and therefore, a proper knowledge and a right understanding of Him is foundational for all study and for every academic discipline.  The Word of God is our authority, and it is the basis for our total educational program.  The justification for establishing such this kind of educational program emerges from God’s command that children be taught to love God and place Him first in their lives (Deuteronomy 6:5-7), and from the fact that God has charged parents with the responsibility for training their children (Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4).  At TCS, it is our purpose to prepare students who, by their words, attitudes, and actions, apply and practice biblical truth in every facet of their lives.  For this reason, we seek to provide a learning experience that integrates biblical truth and the Christian faith into the various disciplines of our daily curricular and extracurricular programs.

2.  A Partnership with Parents:  The Scriptures indicate that God has obliged parents with the ministries of educating their children and discipling them in the ways of the Lord.  To help them fulfill these obligations, Texoma Christian School views itself as a partner with our parents as an extension of the Christian home.  Working together with parents and the local church, TCS offers its students professional expertise, a personal environment, and a learning experience that endeavors to assist parents to fulfill their God-given responsibilities regarding their children.

3.  A Common Statement of FaithBecause our students come from a variety of church denominations and embody a broad base of backgrounds, Texoma Christian School adheres to the statement of faith of the National Association of Evangelicals.  Biblically-based and evangelistic in nature, this statement establishes a general Christian framework for families who represent a rich diversity of the Judeo-Christian tradition and our American legacy.

4.  A Commitment to High Standards:  Texoma Christian School is dedicated to the pursuit of academic excellence and to the principles of continual improvement.  We confess that we are not perfect, and we believe that there is always room for everyone to improve something somewhere.  Because God has given us His very best, we are committed — as His children and His servants — to offer Him our best out of our gratitude to Him.  Academic excellence should be paramount in training up a child in the way he or she should go.  TCS is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of life — spiritually, intellectually, and physically (out of which our mission statement flows), as well as morally, psychologically, and socially.

To meet student needs and to improve our program, the TCS curriculum is regularly reviewed and revised as necessary.  It is our goal to challenge students to think critically, creatively, and judiciously.  Our teachers assign homework.  All TCS faculty members must be believers in Jesus Christ, and they must be exemplary in their personal diligence and their professional competence.  Our teachers are catalysts who set the stage for learning by caring, challenging, coaching, disciplining, encouraging, praising, praying, rewarding, teaching, and training.  One of our goals at TCS is to produce Christian citizens whose values are founded on the Word of God, whose minds have been sharpened and trained by Christian teachers who use the best educational methods and materials available, and whose lives will make a constructive contribution to our world in the next generation.

5.  An Uncompromising Course of Study:  With respect to its learning environment, Texoma Christian School offers parents and students a definite and positive advantage over other educational institutions in Grayson County.  However, the school’s purpose is not merely to present an optional situation or an alternative school for students, but rather TCS proposes to rise above the minimal expectations of families to surround their children with an atmosphere that is as warm, secure, loving, and nurturing as it is private and Christian.  In doing so, TCS strives uncompromisingly to offer its students a preparatory course of study that, upon successful graduation, will provide them commendably to the future — either for distinguished service in the world of employment — or for prominent achievement in the college or university of their choice.

6.  A Balanced Approach to Enrollment:  At the time of Texoma Christian School’s initial inception, the school founders concluded that the best plan for Texoma Christian School was a balanced approach regarding the admission of students.  Philosophically, students from Christian and non-Christian backgrounds are admitted, with a view to assisting Christian students to develop a stronger, deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and to introduce non-Christian students to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

7.  The Preservation and Future Transmission of Our Christian Heritage:  The final component of the Texoma Christian School philosophy relates to an understanding of the general purpose of education: guided improvement within the context of intrinsic change.  Although it is possible to change without improving, it is not possible to improve without changing.  Generally, the purpose of education is to change people — to bring them from a state of ignorance to knowledge.  But at TCS, we believe that Christian education serves a much higher purpose — not merely to change people — but to improve and elevate everything about them.  TCS expects its students to progress — in increasing measures — from a state of ignorance to a high level of knowledge.

However, as students progress along the way it is also the goal of Texoma Christian School to assist students through the educational process to make a fruitful and productive departure, hopefully at their graduation, without ever departing from the core values of the school.  Texoma Christian School desires to produce students who willingly apprehend the ideals of the school, incorporate them in their hearts, and apply them to their lives as long as they live.  Thus, it is the school’s purpose to benefit the total student through the total TCS experience.  This means that the school must preserve the original heritage that was laid down by the founders of the school.  It must ensure that that heritage is transmitted to all TCS students, and it must certify that TCS students are able to reproduce it effectively, one day in the future.

 


Tuition and Fees

Texoma Christian School



2017-2018 Tuition and Fee Schedules:

 

Early Education

Kindergarten - 12th Grade


Tuition Assistance

Texoma Christian School

2017-2018 Financial Aid Application

 

Tuition assistance is available to students in K-12th grades.

The financial aid application should be submitted to the Director of Finance. Requests for tuition assistance will in no way influence acceptance for admission.

Inquiries regarding tuition assistance should be directed to Debbie Bowden, Director of Finance at debbie.bowden@texomachristian.org or 903-893-7076 ext 206.