Graduating Triplets a 135-year First for TKA has published a noteworthy article about Ethan, Griffin, and Landon Gantte. The triplets will graduate from The King’s Academy tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to read “Graduating Triplets a 135-year first for The King’s Academy.

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NHS Students Make a Difference at KARM

TKA NHS Praying Over BedsKARM Notes on Beds TKA NHS StudentsTKA NHS at KARM SweepingTKA NHS Students Visiting KARM ResidentsTKA NHS Student Led Worship at KARMTKA National Honor Society is comprised of 10th-12th graders with at least a 3.75 GPA and faculty recommendations based upon character and attitude. The NHS chapter at The King’s Academy, led by Mr. Andrew Fultz and Mr. Ryan Moulden, recently visited the local homeless shelter in Knoxville run by Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries (KARM).

TKA student NHS members were given the opportunity to serve in various ways while at KARM. The students prayed over hundreds of beds where the homeless residents sleep and left them encouraging notes filled with Bible verses or short prayers; the notes were left on each bed pillow.  In addition, TKA students swept the courtyard where the residents stay during the day. There, the students interacted with them by listening to their stories and being friendly to them. Lastly, the students played the piano and led worship songs with the residents who had went into the KARM chapel to escape the deluge of rain that day. While the students were leading worship, one of the men dropped to his knees and extended his arms to the heavens praising God.

By the end of the trip, all of the students could say they were moved by the stories from the residents at KARM as well as the grace of God in their own lives. Thank you, KARM, for giving our students the opportunity to serve. And, thank you NHS members for giving your time and energy to be the hands and feet of Christ.

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TKA Sports Schedule: May 9 – May 13, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:30- Middle School Soccer @ Concord Christian

Tuesday –  5:00- High School Soccer vs. Donelson Christian
TBA- Middle School Soccer vs. TBA (championship)
TBA- High School Softball @ Battle Ground Academy

Wednesday – TBA- High School Softball @ Battle Ground Academy

Thursday –  TBA- High School Soccer @ TBA


TKA Students Bring Home Awards From ACSI Math Olympics

ACSI Math Olympics 2016 The King's AcademyCongratulations to all 36 students who participated in the ACSI Math Olympics at Concord Christian School. Over 250 students from eight different schools competed. What an incredible honor to represent our school! We are pleased to announce the following students placed in the reasoning category for their grade levels: MacGregor Hall 1st place; Christian Hoffman 3rd place; Joseph Eubanks 4th place; Nicos Carvalho and Harrison Rollins 5th place. Additionally, Leonardo Nguyen earned 2nd place and Bianca Hood earned 4th place in the computation category. We look forward to next year’s competition.


TKA Sports Schedule: May 2 – May 6, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:30- High School Tennis @ Heritage High School
5:30- High School Soccer vs. St. Andrew’s-Sewanee
6:00- High School Softball @ Donelson Christian

Tuesday – 4:00- High School Softball @ Donelson Christian
4:30- High School Tennis @ Maryville High School

Friday – TBA- High School Tennis tournament
TBA- High School Softball regional play-in game

Saturday – 12:00- High School Track & Field Division II Invitational @ USN

TKA Expands Dual Enrollment Partnership with Carson-Newman University

The King’s Academy’s long-standing relationship with Carson-Newman University has taken on added significance with an expanded dual enrollment partnership.   Guidance Counselor Lea Ann Voiles made the announcement March 21, 2016, following discussions between TKA faculty with their counterparts on the CNU faculty.

A dual enrollment relationship between a secondary school and a college or university enables a high school student to earn credit for a high school diploma and college credit at the same time while taking the same course.  Prior to the new agreement, TKA students have been able to enroll in Spanish and Biology dual enrollment classes, earning up to 12 college semester credits in Spanish and 3 college semester credits in Biology.   These courses are taught by TKA faculty during the regular school day at TKA, allowing a student can earn up to 15 college credit hours from Carson-Newman University without leaving the TKA campus.

With the new agreement in place, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year TKA will be offering four additional dual enrollment courses.  American History I/History 201 (fall semester); American History II/History 202 (spring semester); Writing and Literary Studies I/English 101 (fall semester); and Writing and Literary Studies II/English 201 (spring semester) are added to the approved list.  The English courses are for 11th graders.

Students must be in 11th or 12th Grade, have a specified ACT score, and be accepted to Carson-Newman University to take dual enrollment courses. The fee for dual enrollment courses is $230 per semester hour in addition to TKA tuition.

Voiles encouraged TKA faculty in their negotiations with Carson-Newman professors, saying these relationships benefit TKA students. “We are very excited to offer this opportunity to our students,” she stated.


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TKA News and Events: March 25, 2016

Classes Dismiss at Noon today, Friday, March 25, 2016. 

There is NO aftercare – students must be picked up at 12 p.m.

The Business Office will be closed next week. 

Scrip is only available tomorrow morning in the elementary building.


The PTF Rodeo is scheduled for April 16 beginning at 4 p.m. at Tri-C Farms in Seymour.  We need YOUR help to make this event a continued success.  We are using Volunteer Spot to organize volunteers.  There is something fun for everyone!  Please click on the following link to sign up:


Thank you to everyone who participated in Tuesday’s “Blue Out” for colon cancer awareness.  Almost $700 was raised to donate to The Colon Cancer Alliance.

TKA PRIDE DAY: Saturday, April 9

In recent years our campus has benefited from many volunteers who generously gave their time and labor during TKA Pride Days.  Mark your calendar for our next TKA Pride Day event Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Everyone in the academy family is welcome to come and help with some of our spring cleaning and maintenance needs that can get pushed aside amidst the hectic pace of the school year.  Various projects will be underway, and everyone is encouraged to help out wherever they can.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to log some community service hours.  Please click on the attachment at the end of this message to learn more about TKA Pride Day.

 ALUMNI FOOTBALL GAME: Saturday, April 30

Last year the academy hosted the first Alumni Football game and it proved to be a “hit” with all who participated.  This year’s game is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m.  The cost is $50 per player and includes a souvenir t-shirt.  If you know and Harrison-Chilhowee or TKA alumni football players, please share details about the upcoming game with them.  Interested alumni can email Coach Lowe –


March 25 – Classes dismiss at Noon-no aftercare; dorms close at 5 p.m.

March 28-April 1 – Easter Holidays

April 3 – Dorms reopen at 3 p.m.

April 4 – Classes resume

April 7 – Roane State Music Festival

April 8 – Roane State Academic Festival

April 8 – Prom Dress Check, Miss Sasscer’s Office, 3:10-4:15 p.m.

April 9 – TKA Pride Work Day, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

April 11-15 – Terra Nova Testing for Grades K-8

April 11 – The Magic of Reading with Dr. Rich Davis, Tibbetts Building, 1 p.m., Grades 1-6

April 12 – TMTA Math Competition at Maryville College

April 15 – Sports Physicals @TKA, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

April 16 – PTF Youth Rodeo at Tri-C Farms, 4 – 9 p.m.

April 16-17 – Smoky Mountain Air Show @McGhee Tyson Airport

April 18 – HS Band/Choir Field Trip, Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

April 21 – Middle/High School Spring Concert, Woody Auditorium, 7 p.m.

April 22 – Softball Field Dedication Ceremony

April 22 – Cheer & Dance Team Tryouts, Tibbetts Building, 7 p.m.

April 23 – High School Prom, The Square Room, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

April 26 – Board of Trustees Meeting, Clark Library, 2:45 p.m.

April 28 – Elementary Science Camp

April 28 – Class Visit Day for Prospective Parents for grades 6-12, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

April 29 – Elementary Field Day

April 29 – Advanced Anatomy Field Trip to Atlanta

April 30 – AP Biology and AP US History Review Sessions, 8:00 a.m.

April 30 – National Honor Society Service Event

TKA Sports Schedule: March 22 – March 26, 2016

Sports This Week:

Today – 4:30- High School Tennis @ William Blount High School
4:30- High School Baseball vs. Concord Christian
5:00- High School Track & Field @ Karns High School
5:00- Middle School Soccer vs. St. Joseph School
6:00- High School Soccer @ Berean Christian
6:00- High School Softball @ Halls High School

Thursday – 4:15- High School Tennis @ Heritage High School
5:30- High School Soccer vs. Carter High School
6:00- High School Softball vs. Grace Christian Academy

Friday – 11:00- High School Softball vs. Cherokee High School
1:00- High School Softball vs. Cherokee High School

Saturday – 9:00- High School Track & Field @ Hardin Valley

Two TKA Students Win Awards of Merit

Congratulations to Makayla Johnson and Taylor Daft. They each won Awards of Merit for their drawings in the 23rd Annual Sevier County Student Art Show held at the Arrowmont School of Arts And Crafts in Gatlinburg. Taylor and Makayla are pictured below. Following are pictures of other TKA student artwork submitted to the Student Art Show.

Makayla Johnson pictured with her artwork (the colorful round drawing below her)

Makayla Johnson pictured with her artwork (the tree in the background entitled “Tree”)

Taylor Daft pictured with her artwork (the blue bird in the background)

Taylor Daft pictured with her artwork (the blue bird in the background entitled “Majestic”)

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TKA Student Poems Selected for Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans

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Back Row L to R: Samantha Gilmore, Sydney Stinson, Caroline Rauhuff, Luke Jones 3rd Row: Peyton Brooks, Olivia Henderson, Jasmine Lamborn, Lilly Kate McKinney 2nd Row: Matthew Starkey, Matthew Ayers, Skyler Floodquist, Kaedan Hitt 1st Row: Josh Cook, Braxton Duncan

Congratulation to all 14 fourth-grade students from Mrs. Rollins’s classroom for being selected to have their poems published in the 2015-2016 Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans! Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans has been around since 1989; it is for young writers to actually see their work and the work of other young poets in an annual hardback book. This is an opportunity for students to be exposed to the pleasures of a literary life.


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