TKA Students Earn Passing Scores on AP Exams

2016 Students who Passed AP Exam

L to R: Jordan Razzak, Jacob Hoffman, Joshua Powell, Benjamin Morin, Taylor Weekly, Austin Russell, Niamh Schumacher, Frank Pornsopin, Kaiyi Jiang (2016 Graduates Not Pictured)

The King’s Academy offers Advanced Placement (AP) and dual enrollment courses through which students can earn college credits while enrolled at TKA.  The following students earned passing scores on the AP exams in May: Taylor Weekly – World History; Jordan Razzak – World History; Joshua Powell – World History; Jacob Hoffman – World History; Benjamin Morin – English and World History; Niamh Schumacher – US History; Austin Russell – US History; Frank Pornsopin – Chemistry; Kaiyi Jiang – Chemistry, Calculus AB, Computer Science, and Biology.  Graduates in the class of 2016 who earned passing AP scores include: Ashley Zhou – Calculus AB; Hanna Wilbourn – Biology; and Samuel Rector – Biology.

TKA Sports Schedule: August 29 – September 3, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Union Grove @ William Blount High School
5:00- High School Soccer @ Donelson Christian Academy

Tuesday – 3:00- High School Golf @ Gatlinburg (tournament)
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Eagleton @ Springbrook
5:00- High School JV Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
5:00- Middle School Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
6:00- High School Varsity Volleyball @ Webb of Knoxville
6:00- Middle School Volleyball vs. St John Neumann @ Webb School of Knoxville
6:30- Middle School Football @ Webb School of Knoxville

Wednesday -12:00- High School Golf @ Creekside (tournament)

Thursday – TBA- Middle School Volleyball @ K2 Volleyball Club
3:00- High School Golf @ Sevierville (tournament)
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Heritage Middle School @ Heritage High School
4:30- High School Varsity Volleyball vs. Friendship Christian & Providence @ Friendship Christian

Friday – 7:00- High School Football vs. Friendship Christian

Saturday – 9:00- High School Cross Country @ Victor Ashe Park
1:00- Elementary Cross Country @ Victor Ashe

Farm to Table Program Offers New Hands-on Learning Opportunity

The King's Academy Chickens

Students learning about caring for chickens

The King's Academy Garden

Students learning about the garden

The King's Academy Greenhouse

Students learning about the greenhouse

The King's Academy Aquaponics System

Students learning about the aquaponics system

Many years ago, students at The King’s Academy (known then as Harrison-Chilhowee Baptist Academy) worked on the campus farm after school.  Now, during the 2016-2017 school year, students in the intermediate grades will be carrying on the tradition, working with Farm to Cafeteria Director David Hamilton.  Orientation to the program was held on Friday, August 12, at the school’s greenhouse and garden.  Students toured the facilities and discussed possible jobs that the students will complete each school day, including planting, weeding, harvesting, and caring for chickens and tilapia.  Students and teachers alike are excited about the new program, giving the students the opportunity to both learn new skills and serve others in the process.

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TKA Sports Schedule: August 15 – August 20, 2016

Sports this week:

Today – 2:00- High School Varsity Volleyball vs. Grace Christian
4:00- High School Golf vs. Morristown East @ Creekside
5:00- High School Varsity Volleyball vs. Sevier County Teams
6:00- High School Soccer @ Karns High School

Tuesday –
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Heritage Middle School
5:00- High School JV Volleyball @ Heritage High School
6:00- High School Varsity Volleyball @ Heritage High School

Thursday –
4:00- Middle School Tennis vs. Maryville Middle School

Friday –
TBA- High School Soccer – Smoky Mtn. Invitational
TBA- High School Varsity Volleyball-Early Bird Tournament
7:30- High School Football @ Seymour High School

Saturday –
TBA- High School Soccer-Smoky Mtn. Invitational
TBA- High School Varsity Volleyball-Early Bird Tournament
10:00- Middle School Football vs. Halls

TKA News & Events: August 11, 2016

Week One of the 2016-2017 school year is almost in the books!  We hope that all of our students have had a great first week and are adjusting to their schedules. 


All drivers on campus should observe a 15 mph speed limit.  For the safety of our students, please obey posted road signs.  Also, to ensure that morning drop-off goes smoothly, no vehicles should be parked in front of the Ogle Building before 8:15 a.m.  If you want to park and walk your student into the building, you must park the large gravel lot between the soccer field and the Ogle Building.  The other gravel lot (behind the Anderson Building) is designated for Staff Parking only.  Student drivers should park behind the cafeteria, in front of the Tibbetts Building, or at Stokely Gymnasium.  Also, student drivers MUST register their vehicles with the high school office via the 3-in-1 Contract.


Perhaps you missed orientation or some questions have popped up during the first week.  Please feel free to contact the office or reply to this email.  We’re here to help.


TKA uses RenWeb’s Parent Alert program to notify students, parents, and staff in the event of inclement weather or an emergency.  A test message was sent last Saturday morning (August 8) prior to orientation.  If you did not receive a text alert, please email Cheryl Weekly at  Also, it is recommended that you add the number that the alert comes from to your contacts (TKA Parent Alert) so that you can readily identify any messages from TKA.


As we enter the second week of school, students are expected to be familiar with classroom and behavior expectations as well as the proper dress code.  This year’s edition of The King’s Way is posted on RenWeb under the “Announcements” tab.  All high school students must turn in their 3-in1 contract (signed by student & parent) by Monday, August 15.


Our Scrip volunteers will be set up in the Ogle Elementary Building on Friday mornings from 7:45-8:15 beginning TOMORROW, August 12.  Stop by to learn more about this wonderful program and start saving!  Scrip cards will be on sale as well.


All currently enrolled sophomores are invited to a gathering at the TKA pool tomorrow, August 12 from 3:15 to 5:00. Please see handbook for appropriate swim attire. Hope to see everyone there!


Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader interested in running cross country, meet in the elementary school gym Wednesday August 17th at 3:15 ready to run.  Practice will end at 4:15. All student athletes must have a current sports physical on file to participate.  For more information, email Coach Brian Day,


The volleyball team will take orders beginning Monday, August 15 for Volley-Pops.  For $0.50 each your child can send a Blow Pop (lollipop with bubble gum in the center) and a kind message to a special friend, teacher, administrator, or to themselves.  If you wish to send one to your child, please send a note to your child’s teacher along with your money.

Teachers will collect the orders beginning on Monday, August 15 and ending on Thursday, August 18.  All orders will be delivered on Friday, August 19.

Make someone’s day and support the volley ball team!


Our Parent-Teacher Fellowship will sell Snow Cones for $1.00 every Friday, August 19-September 23 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of Ms. Leena’s house.


Every member of the TKA Family who makes purchases via Amazon Smile can help the academy.  Please bookmark this link: so all eligible shopping will benefit Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy, the parent corporation of The King’s Academy.


For the past two years, academy families and friends have collected plastic lids which have been recycled into benches and picnic tables.  You can see the benches and tables in front of Ashe Cafeteria, at the tennis courts, and on the soccer field.  If you’ve been saving lids, please feel free to drop them off.  Blue collection bins are located in the Tibbetts Building, the Ogle Elementary Building, and in the main hallway of the Anderson Building.  For more information on the types of lids that are acceptable, check out the “Community Bench Project” link under the Announcements tab on RenWeb.

TKA Sports Schedule: August 8 – August 12, 2016

Sports this week:

Tuesday –  4:30- High School JV Volleyball @ Alcoa High School
6:00- High School Soccer @ Jefferson County High School
6:00- High School Varsity Volleyball @ Alcoa High School

Thursday – 6:00- High School Soccer @ Gatlinburg-Pittman High School
7:00- HS Football vs. Carter High School @ Hardin Valley High School (KOC Jamboree)

Saturday – 10:00- Middle School Football vs. South Doyle @ home

TKA Sophomore Brandon Burgess Receives Top Eagle Scout Awards

Summer Rewind Series: July 19, 2016

Congratulations to Brandon Burgess for receiving two distinguished Boy Scout awards! Burgess was awarded the George W. and Helen F. Fry Eagle Scout Scholarship of $1,000 based on school, religious, community, and scout accomplishments as well as an essay.  Only one is awarded yearly. Burgess also received the Larry A. Fleming Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship of $1,000.  One $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a member of each class of Eagle Scouts, based on the merit of the applicant’s Eagle Scout Service Project. Brandon, your TKA family is proud of your accomplishments!

Brandon Burgess George and Helen Frye Eagle Scout Scholarship Brandon Burgess Larry Fleming Memorial Eagle Scout Scholarship




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TKA Students Excel on HSK Chinese Languge Test

Summer Rewind Series: July 15, 2016

Congratulations to the following students for registering and passing the HSK Chinese language test. We are so proud of you!

HSK Level  I :Joseph  Rector;  Regan  Weekly ;Holly Rogers ;  Yeheon Kwon;  Jinhyung Kim ;Diana  Logan; Sierra Biggs; Sean More; Zac McCune; Lona Rhodes

HSK Level  III: Nathan Dowdy; Leah Holly; Frank Nitis; Taylor Weekly; Zac Rollar

HSK Level IV:    Hanna Wilbourn; Samuel Rector

Each student received a certificate from Hanban in China.


The King’s Academy Announces 2016 Speech Contest Winners

Summer Rewind Series: July 7, 2016

L to R: MacGregor Hall, Ella Wilbourn, Ashley Everett

L to R: MacGregor Hall, Ella Wilbourn, Ashley Everett

The King’s Academy is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 TKA Oratory Contest. This year’s topic was Hunger in America, and you can bet the competition was stiff! Out of 12 competitors, the top three winners were fifth grader MacGregor Hall (first place), sixth grader Ella Wilbourn (second place), and seventh grader Ashley Everett (third place). The King’s Academy family congratulates each of you on a job well done!

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Leonardo Nguyen Places 12th in Regional Spelling Bee

Summer Rewind Series: June 30, 2016

Leo Nyugen Spelling Bee 2015-16Congratulations to Leonardo Nguyen for placing 12th out of 188 competitors at the Scripps National Spelling Bee Regional contest! The bee took place on March 12, 2016 in the Alumni Memorial Building at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.

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