U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 335 schools in the U.S. as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Tennessee Christian Preparatory school was the only private school in the state of Tennessee to be recognized with this award as an exemplary high performing school. They are one of only 50 private schools in the entire U.S. to receive this award!
Congratulations to Caleb Douglas, Athlete of the Year for 2015. Caleb is a TCPS Junior who was awarded this honor for his team leadership skills, for his dedication as a player, and for his Christ-like conduct both on and off the field.
TCPS Congratulates the Graduates of 2015
Congratulations to TCPS’ 2015 Senior, 8th Grade, 5th Grade and Kindergarten Graduates.
TCPS is the only private school in Tennessee to win this coveted award this year and one of only 50 private schools to be honored nationally.
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On Saturday, May 16th, Jessica Divel was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015. Dr. Bill Balzano was quoted saying, “Jessica M. Divel consistently models educational professionalism as well as Christian grace in all that she does. She, on a daily basis, fulfills two of the Core Values of Tennessee Christian Preparatory School: academic excellence and Christ-centeredness. She has a seemingly innate understanding of what is involved in being a “Christian” educator. This involves understanding the merger of a Christian world view with a sharp awareness of the foundations of outstanding educational practice,” Balzano told the audience during Saturday’s high school commencement. “Mrs. Divel seeks God’s direction for her life; she is an excellent colleague, mentor, and communicator who values not only her students, but also the students’ families, as individuals. One colleague describe her in the following manner: ‘She works extremely hard to present outstanding musical and dramatic arts programming… and she does this with a humility and kindness to all that is wonderful’,” according to the school president. Jessica Divel has State Certification (K-8) and has taught at Tennessee Christian Preparatory School for 6 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Lee University.