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Accreditation Matters

Posted by James Cowart on Aug 15, 2021 6:25:13 PM

The Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) is the only accrediting body in the country that caters exclusively to classical Christian schools like Trinitas. Although the organization has over three hundred member schools, only a small fraction of those schools have met the rigorous standards required to become accredited. Trinitas has been associated with the ACCS since the school's founding over twenty years ago and has been an accredited member for over half that time.

Of course, a school doesn't have to be accredited to be a good school - there are many smaller classical Christian schools that offer an excellent education - but accreditation with the ACCS does assure parents that the school is committed to the highest standards of excellence in its pursuit of classical and Christ-centered education.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Admissions

How to Know If Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

Posted by Kristie Johnson on Feb 18, 2019 10:00:39 AM

With enrollment season for most schools upon us (Trinitas included), I hear a lot of questions from young parents who are trying to determine if their children are ready for kindergarten. Of course, there is no one-size-fits all answer to that question. Standards for public schools are usually very different than standards for private schools, for example, but to complicate matters further, standards also vary widely among private schools. So how do we define kindergarten-ready at Trinitas?

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Topics: Blog Posts, Admissions

How to Know Which Christian School is Right for Your Family: Evangelistic vs Covenantal

Posted by Ron Gilley on Feb 4, 2019 11:39:15 AM

Choosing a school for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Only the home and church affect the upbringing and therefore the future of a child as much as the school he or she attends. Think about it: from kindergarten through twelfth grade, a child spends more than 16,000 hours in school, and that doesn’t count homework, studying with school friends, or extra-curricular activities organized and managed by the school. Sleeping is the only other single activity that will consume as much of your child’s time during that season of life.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Christian Education, Admissions

Four Reasons Families Leave Trinitas (Part #3)

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 29, 2018 7:43:25 AM

People come and people go. That is a truth in any community. It is human nature, I suppose to some extent, for people to get interested in a thing, even convinced about a thing, then lose interest or become unconvinced over time. Maybe we just have a short (and shortening) attention span. Because it is enrollment season, though, and families are deciding whether or not their children ought to attend Trinitas next year, I am spending a few weeks focusing on some of the top reasons people give for losing interest in and leaving Trinitas. This is the third of four such installments, and I hope you find it helpful if you are trying to make an enrollment decision.

#1 The standards are too high!

#2 Trinitas is weak on math!

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Topics: Blog Posts, School Life, Alumni, College Admissions, Reading, Admissions

Four Reasons Families Leave Trinitas (Part #2)

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 22, 2018 10:00:48 AM

People come and people go. That is a truth in any community. It is human nature, I suppose to some extent, for people to get interested in a thing, even convinced about a thing, then lose interest or become unconvinced over time. Maybe we just have a short (and shortening) attention span. Because it is enrollment season, though, and families are deciding whether or not their children ought to attend Trinitas next year, I am spending the next few weeks focusing on some of the top reasons people give for losing interest in and leaving Trinitas. This is the second of four such installments, and I hope you find it helpful if you are trying to make an enrollment decision.

#1 The standards are too high!

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Topics: Blog Posts, College Admissions, Mathematics, Grades, Admissions

Four Reasons Families Leave Trinitas (Part #1)

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jan 15, 2018 9:00:14 AM

People come and people go. That is a truth in any organization. It is human nature, I suppose to some extent, for people to get interested in a thing, even convinced about a thing, then lose interest or become unconvinced over time. Because it is enrollment season and families are deciding whether or not they ought to attend Trinitas, I want to spend the next few weeks focusing on some of the top reasons people give for losing interest in and leaving Trinitas.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Grades, Admissions

Watch Your Language

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jul 24, 2017 1:31:44 PM

We classical educators are sometimes questioned about why we teach Latin and Greek to 21st century students, and so I have used this space from time to time to offer an apologia for teaching those classical languages. And more of that is exactly what I intend to do now. Someone will protest and say, “Why do we need this explained to us again?” It is always good to be reminded why we do good things.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Classical Education, Classical Languages, Admissions

Hey, What Kind of Place Is This, Anyway?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Feb 20, 2017 10:00:25 AM

Re-enrollment season at Trinitas is in full swing and, in fact, the deadline to re-enroll current students for next year is just a few days away. With the thought in mind that parents re-evaluate their child(ren)’s education during this season, it might prove helpful to review some of those distinctions that make Trinitas a rather not-so-ordinary sort of school.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Admissions

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