STORY BY STEPHANIE DERFUS | COURTESY PHOTOS | Small Town Kids Jan-Mar 2017
King’s Academy, a Christian University-Model School, provides students with a comprehensive, college-preparatory education so that they will succeed academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Are you looking for a school that gives time back to your family instead of taking hours away? This model provides parents time to invest, guide and prepare their child for life. King’s Academy in Tyler works closely with parents to train children for the glory of God.
Lower-campus students (Grades K-5) attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Upper-campus students (6-12) attend on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On the off days, students work at home with their parents as co-teachers, which encourages students to focus on God and family.
The Academy’s educational philosophy is built on three main components:
1. A Biblical Foundation: All education is inescapably Christian in that all truth is God’s truth.
2. Preparing Each Student for Life: The goal of Christian education is to prepare students to glorify and honor God by becoming committed disciples of Christ. For students, this involves recognizing the important role of the family, accepting personal responsibility and turning to both home and school to develop life skills and strong Christian character. There is a strong emphasis on preparing graduating students for the transition from high school to college.
3. Emphasizing the Parents’ Role: Parents are commanded to rear their children for God’s glory by bringing them up in the nurture and discipline of the Lord (Deut. 6; Eph. 6:4). Parents help oversee their children’s academic progress and share responsibility in building their children’s work ethic.
As a University Model School, KACS unquestionably prepares its students for college. A graduate was immediately accepted to a college internship because he had attended King’s Academy. The college knew that he was familiar with rigorous class structure and could handle time management. Even though some graduating classes were small in number, every senior has been accepted to college.
King’s Academy graduates represent several states in outstanding universities such as Baylor, John Brown University, The University of Arkansas, Boston Conservatory, and Texas A&M. An alumni survey was emailed to all past graduates. The results show an outstanding 8+ average in the areas of academic and spiritual readiness after graduating from King’s.
King’s Academy equips college-ready students who are ready to meet any task and succeed.
KACS will be accredited by the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
If you would like more information regarding King’s Academy, there will be new parent information meetings on Feb. 6 and March 6 at 6 p.m.