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TEMPLE Excellence in Education • Distinctively Christian

Established 1971 as a ministry of the Temple Baptist Church

Pastor Clarence Sexton Superintendent/High School Principal Jeff Jones Middle School Principal Kristin Booher Elementary School Principal Melody Yates Homeschool Director Tabitha Robertson • The mission of the administration, faculty, and staff of the Academy is to stand alongside Christian parents, assisting them in the task of reproducing the mind of Christ in the lives of their children. A thoroughly Christian education is an education that will prepare a child to find his place in the will of God, no matter where that may lead him. Such an education is not meant to isolate the student from the world, but to equip him to boldly engage the world for the cause of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures plainly teach that parents are not just to be involved, but are responsible for the education of their children. The administration, faculty, and staff of the Academy are eager to assist you in faithfully discharging that responsibility. •

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is recognizing the true and living God as our Creator and building our lives on the foundation of His Word.

Christian education is knowing that children are a gift from God to their parents.

Christian education is equipping each student to fulfill the will of God for his life.

Christian education is training this generation of young people to make a difference for Christ in the world.


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At Temple Schools we are continuing

a heritage of providing a distinctively Christian education since 1971.

An education at Temple is built upon the foundation of the Word of God. We desire to instill in our students a love for the Scriptures as we seek to help them develop a biblical worldview where they apply the truth of the Bible to their lives. At Temple Schools, our students receive a foundation for life that equips them to find their place in the will of God and the vocation of His choosing. We desire that every Temple graduate has an understanding of the Scriptures and knows how to connect their work to God’s work in this world.

Pastor Clarence Sexton The Scriptures plainly teach that parents are responsible for the education of their children, however, there is much we can do as a school to strengthen the hands of parents in this great and eternal task. Our staff and faculty work very hard each day to achieve excellence in education in a distinctively Christian environment. Since beginning in 1971, Temple has consistently upheld high academic standards, providing an educational program that honors Christ in both content and quality. In order to verify the quality of our function as an institution, Temple is an accredited, agency-approved member of AdvancEd (SACS CASI) and the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS), and as such is recognized by the Tennessee State Department of Education. I encourage you to prayerfully consider enrolling your children at Temple Academy. Your children will be challenged, trained, and equipped to fulfill the assignment God has for their lives.

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Our Mission Temple Academy exists to encourage and assist families committed to providing a Christian education for their children. A Christian education is one that seeks to develop the mind of Christ in the lives of students and prepares them to find their place in the will of God – no matter where that may lead them. Such an education is not meant to isolate students from the world, but to equip them to boldly engage the world for the cause of Jesus Christ. 6

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The Scriptures plainly teach that parents are not only to be involved, but also are responsible for the education of their children. The administration, faculty, and staff of the Academy is eager to assist you in faithfully discharging that responsibility. Additional resources for the Christian home may be found at

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Our Goal The goal of Temple Academy is to support the family and the work of the local church. The goal of Christian education is to develop the mind of Christ in each student. Knowing that Christ Himself is the Creator, and that all things were created by Him and for Him, we hold that all truth finds its origin in the Person of Jesus Christ. In Him are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3). It is because of this goal that Temple Academy strives to meet the following institutional objectives: • To come alongside families to assist them in their responsibility to provide an education for their children • To prepare students for life through academic instruction from a biblical worldview • To employ dedicated and skilled faculty who provide both academic and spiritual guidance to students

• To provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to student learning • To help students develop socially by teaching patriotism and respect for authority • To encourage students spiritually by emphasizing one’s personal accountability to God while developing the mind of Christ

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o pastor, principal, or teacher can rightly tell a parent, “If you will enroll your child here, he will become...” It is a mistake for an educator to make a promise the Christian school cannot keep. The dedicated Christian home is the tool God most desires to use in building young lives. Temple Academy is not a production line. We are not manufacturing cars. With God’s help, we are assisting parents in building the lives of their children. Although we cannot guarantee a result, we can guarantee what will go into the education your child receives here. Your child will be taught to believe that the Bible is the Word of the living God and that every word of the Bible is true (Psalm 119:89). Your child will be taught that he has been created by God for a unique purpose (Psalm 139:14). Your child will be taught a worldview that is based on the truth that Jesus Christ is coming again (I Thessalonians 4:16-18).

Your child will be nurtured and encouraged to develop the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-8). Your child will be taught that he has a duty to honor the Lord with his life (I Corinthians 7:23). Your child will be taught by teachers who are dedicated Christians. (Proverbs 13:20). Your child will be encouraged to honor and obey his parents (Ephesians 6:1-2). Your child will be taught that he will meet God someday and will give an account of the abilities and opportunities God has given him (Hebrews 9:27). At Temple, we not only strive to provide a rigorous academic program that we trust will inspire a lifetime love of learning, but we also have a vision to equip each student to become the person God intends for him to be. Please consider allowing us the opportunity to partner with you in the education of your children. –Clarence Sexton

Academy Administration

Clarence Sexton Pastor

Jeff Jones

Superintendent/ High School Principal

Kristin Booher

Middle School Principal

Melody Yates

Elementary School Principal

Tabitha Robertson

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For the first time in the history of America, more people believe in reincarnation than in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many young people could tell you more about karma than they could tell you about Christ.


recent Gallup Poll® reported that 88% of the people in America are religious, meaning that they practice a religion. This is the highest level recorded in our nation’s history. Yet, 80% of these same people do not believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. There has never been a time when the need was greater for Christian schools and Christian education. But what is it that makes a school Christian? The Bible warns us in Colossians 2:8, “Beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Notice the last two words in that verse, “after Christ.” We are either “after Christ” or we are not after Christ. The Bible says, “Beware, lest any man spoil you...” The word spoil means “to rob, to steal from, to plunder.” One of the things that is most heartbreaking in our society is a generation of “cursed children,” as the Bible calls them in II Peter 2:14; cursed because they have been robbed. It is not that their homes or possessions have been stolen. Infinitely more tragic, it is their minds and hearts that have been robbed. We are warned to beware, lest anyone rob us through “philosophy and vain deceit.” Philosophy is what one thinks, what one believes. If you want to affect the behavior of a person, change what that person believes. People behave a certain way as a consequence of how they believe. “Vain deceit” speaks of the idols we take for ourselves. The Bible goes on to say: “...after the tradition… after the rudiments...” This is the thinking process of man without any regard given to God. The verse 12

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concludes the thought with the phrase, “...and not after Christ.” On one side we find “philosophy, vain deceit, the traditions of men, the rudiments of the world”; on the other side “...after Christ.”

A Christian School Ought to be Patterned “After Christ.”

We say we have a Christian school. This is a meaningful statement. This conviction should be held and articulated by pastors, principals, and Christian school teachers. The young people who attend and graduate from our Christian schools ought to hold this same conviction and be able to articulate it as well.

There ought to be no greater champions of Christian education than the young people who have received it. Their lives should demonstrate to others that Christian education is desperately needed. We must understand that Christian education is far more than what occurs in the classroom. The Christian school is only one of the places where Christian education can occur. Christian education can take place in an automobile, as a father travels with his son, and instructs him in the Christian life. Christian education can take place as a mother stands in her kitchen, and shares the things of God with her daughter while cooking a meal. Christian education can take place in a Sunday School class as a teacher faithfully shares the Word of God.

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The scope of Christian education takes in all of life. Christian education can and must go on night and day. This is what is spoken of in the sixth chapter of Deuteronomy. It is the responsibility of parents under God. To answer the question, “What makes a school Christian?” we must give our attention to what takes place in what we commonly call the Christian school. We often refer to our school as a private Christian school. There is nothing wrong with the word private, but it should never be used to describe our schools without including the word Christian. A school can be private without being Christian. We have a private Christian school as opposed to the public secular school. Never before has Christian education been more needed, or under more vicious attack. Many Christian schools are dying, but not from external enemies. Christian schools are suffering from indifference at the hands of parents and pastors. The urgency, attention, and dedication once devoted to Christian schools is a thing of the past in many places. At a time when true Christian education is desperately needed, we have been lulled to sleep by our affluence. There are only three guiding lights in our society: the Christian home, the local New Testament church, and the Christian school. Christian schools are only an opportunity; they are not a guaranteed outcome. We can guarantee that our school has the right philosophy and employs a faculty that embraces and teaches from that philosophy, however, we cannot tell parents, “If you will only enroll your children here, we guarantee that they will become...” We cannot Pastor & Mrs. Sexton guarantee to a parent

that if they send their children to our Christian school, a changed human being will walk across a platform someday with a diploma in hand. It is a mistake to make a promise the Christian school cannot keep. The Christian school is not a production line. We are not building cars; we are seeking, with God’s help, to assist parents in building the lives of their children. It is vital that we understand that a school is not Christian because it is clean. It is not Christian because there is a dress code, because students are not attacked The scope of Christian in the restrooms, education takes in all of life. or because Christian education can and profanity or drug use is must go on night and day. not tolerated. It is the responsibility of A school is not Christian parents under God. because there are rules forbidding certain kinds of behavior. A public secular school can do all these things and more, but it is still not Christian. Christian education has more to do with what is put into it than what is taken out of it.

Biblical Leadership What is it that makes a school Christian? The first distinctive, essential element of a Christian school is biblical leadership. A biblical leader is marked by his unending pursuit of Jesus Christ. Much is made today of servant leadership. A biblical leader will serve others, but service is not his goal; obedience to Christ is his goal. Obeying Christ will bring us to be ever ready to serve others. God has established authority and commanded that we follow God-ordained authority. Authority is not designed to be used to dictate people, Powell · Tennessee


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whether it is in the classroom, the home, or from the pulpit. A position of authority has nothing to do with a person’s value; it has everything to do with order. If the teacher is not in charge of the classroom, who is? A teacher, leading his classroom in a biblical fashion, will see the value of each person he is working with and seek to serve that person. At the moment the heart of a teacher is not yielded to the need of any student, he ceases to have a Christian school classroom. Biblical leadership recognizes God-given authority is an opportunity to obey Christ through serving. This world is looking for position, for a salary, for benefits, however, in the truly Christian school we begin with biblical leadership, whether it is in the classroom, the athletic field, or the principal’s office. May God help us to examine our motives, our calling, our leadership, and our commitment to obey and pursue Jesus Christ.

The Authority of Scripture Another distinctive of a truly Christian school is a belief in the authority and sufficiency of the Scriptures. Many educators in the secular school system will tell you, “I am absolutely positive, 100 percent sure, without a shadow of a doubt, that there are no absolutes.” For the Christian educator, the issue of the authority and truthfulness of Scripture is settled. The Bible says in John 17:17, the High Priestly Prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ, “Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.” God’s Word is an unchanging standard of absolute truth. 14

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Every Christian educator must understand the importance of what he is doing. He is equipping people with the truth. In II Timothy 3:7, we are told that in these last days men who reject God’s Word are “ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” This is an apt description of public secular education. When God’s Word is removed from education, a person can learn forever and never come to the knowledge of the truth.

A Goal to See the Lost Saved The third distinctive of truly Christian education is that there is a desire to have students to truly, personally know the Lord Jesus Christ. The great issue in our society is not ignorance. The great issue of our society is sin. Secular educators scoff at this. They claim if we eliminate ignorance, we can lift men up by their own bootstraps and make the world a better place. If this were true, the most serene, peaceful, and enjoyable places on the face of the earth would be educational institutions. But the truth is that one of the highest rates of suicide in the world is among the educated elite that fill such places, especially psychologists and psychiatrists. If the problem is ignorance, the answer is education, but the problem is not ignorance. The problem is sin, and the answer is salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Many public schools require their teachers to personally visit in the home of every student for the sake of their educational welfare. How much more should Christian school teachers visit the homes of every one of their students for the sake of their spiritual welfare! Many parents and students alike need to hear the gospel message. A teacher who will not willingly visit the homes of their students is not fit to serve on the faculty of a

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Christian school. The faculty of a Christian school should have a fervent desire to see the lost saved.

The Responsibility of Parents Another distinctive of truly Christian schools is the emphasis on the responsibility of parents to train children. Thomas Sowell, a well-known syndicated columnist, has written, No one seems to have a harder time figuring out who the cultural elite are than the cultural elite themselves. No one seems to have a harder time figuring out what the values issue is all about than those who have been working overtime to undermine the values traditional to the American society. All across this country, the values that were taught at home are being undermined and destroyed in public schools, from the kindergarten on up. Notice Sowell said that the values are being taught at home. He goes on to say, Only from time to time as particular books, movies, or lessons come to light and outrage the public, does this cultural warfare surface. Then, the flurry of the moment passes, but the undermining of this country’s values continues pervasively, relentlessly, and quietly. One of the first things parents try to teach their child is the difference between right and wrong. One of the first things the public school system seeks to accomplish is to erase that distinction. This erasing of values is being called “values clarification.” The stock camouflage for the destruction of traditional values is a claim to be solving a great social problem such as drug abuse, AIDS, or teen pregnancy. The public

school might advise, “You don’t want to contract AIDS, so you might consider abstaining from sexual activity before marriage.” True Christian counsel would be, “Whether disease is involved or not, God’s Word commands that we abstain from sex before marriage.” There is a world of difference between the two. The secularist advises abstinence for fear of disease, the Bible commands abstinence for fear of God. Sowell goes on to say, “Only those few people who have the time to research specifics as to what is actually being done in drug education, sex education, or death education courses know what an utter fraud these labels really are. These are not courses about drugs, about AIDS, or about teenage pregnancy; they are courses about how right and wrong are outmoded notions, about how your parents’ ideas are no guide for you, about how each person must start from scratch to develop his or her own way in behavior.” This warning is from a writer who makes no claim to be a committed Christian. When pastors, principals, and teachers do not actively seek to bring parents to realize they are responsible for the education of their children, you do not have a truly Christian school. Parents for too long have abdicated the responsibility God has given them to train their children. Understand that there is a world of difference between parental participation in education and parental responsibility for providing a Christian education. Christian educators, from pastors to teachers, must understand this principle and make certain they are teaching it to the parents of their students. When the troubled economic times come, it will be the parents who have been made aware of their responsibility that will sacrifice to keep their children in the Christian Powell · Tennessee


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school. The challenge of educating parents is as great as the challenge of educating their children. The mandate to provide a Christian education begins with their responsibility as taught in Deuteronomy 6. Christian education is an investment, not an expense. It is not the church’s responsibility to educate children. Although, it is the responsibility of the pastor to lead the local Another distinctive mark church to provide of the truly Christian school an opportunity is that its teachers and for a Christian education, however, leaders seek to make each it is the parents’ child understand personal responsibility accountability to God. to educate their children. We do not have the authority to relieve parents from that responsibility. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. This is a family matter. Christian parents have a sacred responsibility to make certain their children receive a Christian education.

principal, or even his parents. Each child must understand that he will stand before the living God to give account for his actions. Yes, the Lord has placed us in authority over them, but when a child comes to understand that he is personally accountable to God, it will make a life-changing difference. The Holy Spirit directed Paul to write in Romans 14:12, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Teaching young people of their personal accountability to God is one of the marks of a Christian school. Gaining an education is not an end; it is a means to an end, a conclusion. Ecclesiastes 12:13 says, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” The conclusion of the believer is that life must be lived in the fear of God, keeping God’s commandments. We will each meet God some day. When we say we have a Christian school, may God help us to make certain that we truly do. When we speak of Christian education, we understand it cannot be confined to a classroom. God has designed that the Christian home be a child’s greatest place of learning. What a child must know about the Lord and the life God has given him should be taught in the home and reinforced in the school. The foundation for life should be laid in the home.

Teaching Young People of Their Personal Accountability to God Another distinctive mark of the truly Christian school is that its teachers and leaders seek to make each child understand his personal accountability to God. A child’s personal accountability must not rest in his teacher, the 16

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Parents who have a desire for their children to embrace the same truth, values, and heritage they embrace have found a partner in Temple Academy.


Genuine Christian Education With Accountability

The philosophy at the heart of Temple Academy is thoroughly biblical. We realize it is our privilege to come alongside parents assisting them in fulfilling the mandate they have from God to develop the mind of Christ in the life of their child. Every subject is taught from a biblical worldview, for all truth is God’s truth. Our teachers strive to show their students each day the scriptural emphasis God has placed in every subject area.

Temple Academy is also a member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Academy students bring home numerous academic awards from regional, state, and national competitions.


3 Educational Facilities

The Academy is housed in over 50,000 square feet of facilities. A full-service cafeteria makes it possible to offer hot lunches to students in all grades.


2 Academic Excellence Temple Academy is accredited by SACS CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED. We are also affiliated with the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS), which has received Corporate Accreditation through AdvancED.


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Dedicated and 4 SAkilled Faculty Our faculty and staff are dedicated followers of Christ and active members of Temple Baptist Church. Professional programs are in place to continually evaluate and improve our teachers’ skills and classroom methods.

A Full Range of 7 C ourse Offerings The Academy offers advanced academic options including dual credit courses. Tutoring is available for students needing more academic attention.


State- of-the-Art Computer Lab and “Smart” Classrooms

All Academy classrooms are equipped for internet access. Classrooms in the high school are equipped with “smart” boards, allowing teachers to apply the advantages of laptop computers to daily instruction. A technology lab featuring Apple computers allows students to explore the latest educational software and experience a new dimension of education.


A Safe and Secure Learning Environment

The Academy has always enforced a no tolerance policy regarding the use of alcohol and illegal drugs by students. Our faculty members are thoroughly trained for the proper response to emergency situations. There is also a comprehensive campus security plan in place.


6 Tuition

The yearly tuition for students enrolled in the Academy ranks in the lower 25% of private Christian schools in the nation. The schedule of tuition and fees is available upon request. Need-based financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

A Championship

9 Athletic Tradition The Academy fields top-ranked teams in a full range of interscholastic sports at the junior high, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Both boys’ and girls’ teams have won multiple state championship titles in several sports. Sports offered include girls’ volleyball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, boys’ golf, girls’ and boys’ soccer, cross-country, and cheerleading. Intramural programs in the elementary school give students the opportunity to compete and build athletic skills through a variety of sports.


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TEMPLE Preschool – 5th Grade Childhood is a time to lay the foundation for an exciting and happy life. We strive to give each student a solid academic foundation in the formative years of learning.

Core curriculum: language arts, math, science, history, geography, and Bible Enrichment classes include art, music, Latin, and physical education Building a broad base of core knowledge, acquiring the ability to work independently and as a group member, learning to persevere when faced with difficulty, and developing an excitement for learning

K4 & K5 Kindergarten students enjoy an activityoriented learning environment with an emphasis on reading (phonetic approach), writing, and numbers. Students will learn to read before they graduate from kindergarten. The academic curriculum is supplemented as needed to expose children to unique educational themes. 20

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Phonics mastery is the cornerstone of the elementary reading program while strong foundations are systematically laid in mathematics, grammar, science, history, and geography. The Academy is known for being a school with high academic standards and for equipping students to succeed in whatever field God directs them. One of the reasons for such excellence is the exemplary curriculum in each of their classes. In addition to the basic academic curriculum, students in the elementary school benefit from enrichment classes such as Bible, Latin, Applied & Vocal Music, Band, and Physical Education. The Elementary School is under the direction of Melody Yates.

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service projects, class field trips, and our Outdoor Educational Experience.

The early teenage years are a time for young people to As an eighth grader understand that they at Temple Middle are “fearfully and School, every student wonderfully made.” It is Middle School Wax Museum will gain a unique during this season that perspective on local and state government the seeds planted in earlier years take root and as they travel to the capital city Nashville, begin to grow. Tennessee. On this trip, students will tour our Temple Middle School is a dynamic community state’s capital, interact with state and local of learners, educators, parents, and administration politicians, and see firsthand the legislative anchored by an intense desire to see the mind process of our state’s government. of Christ developed in the life of each student. At a time of physical and emotional At Temple, we offer an inspiring and engaging transition, young men and young ladies need to program that supports the overall development of be encouraged in their personal accountability the student’s mind, body, and soul. to Christ. The middle school Academic courses include Bible, English, program combines strong Math 7, Pre-Algebra, U.S. History, faculty leadership with Tennessee History, Life Science, and challenging academics in Earth Science order to prepare young people for high school. Providing middle schools students with instruction in Typing, Computer Applications, Health, Band, Choir, Art, and Drama In addition to classroom instruction, students are taught valuable life lessons through participation in activities like team athletics, school clubs, student government, community

The Temple Middle School is under the direction of Principal Kristin Booher.

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High School

TEMPLE Grades 9-12 High school is a time to become fully prepared academically for the next stage of life. Every student will experience a welldesigned, collegepreparatory core curriculum

Earn college credit while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment program, College Credit courses, and AP Courses in our Academic Catalog Eleven Advanced Placement courses are available across every field of study for students including Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, English, Music Theory, and History The High School offers a college preparatory education with a biblical worldview. The Academy’s High School prepares students to intentionally find their place in the will of God. Upon graduation, Academy graduates are academically prepared to pursue any field of study to which God may lead them. Over 90 percent of our graduates continue their 22

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education in colleges and universities. Students in the High School will experience a rigorous curriculum that includes dual credit college courses, foreign language options, and other varied

Educational Excellence, Distinctively Christian academic advantages in an environment supported by the latest technology. Students will also experience an exemplary fine arts program fully supported by the Crown Music Conservatory. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a staterecognized athletic program that annually competes for regional and state championships in a variety of sports. The High School is under the direction of Jeff Jones.

Jeff Jones, High School Principal

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High School Curriculum






Physical Sciences

English 9–Themes in Literature

World History


English 10–World Literature


Anatomy & Physiology

English 11–American Literature

United States History


English 12–English Literature

United States Government


Creative Writing


AP Chemistry


Personal Finance

AP Physics


AP US History

AP Biology

AP Language & Comp

AP World History

TECHNOLOGY Office Applications

AP Literature & Comp


BIBLE Creation Science


Latin I

Bible Doctrines

Web Development

Latin II

Developing a Biblical Worldview

Applications Development

AP Latin

Old Testament Survey

Database Management

Spanish I

New Testament Survey

Computer Science Principles

Spanish II



TRADES/CAREER Auto/Diesel Mechanics

Algebra I




Athletics Participation


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Information Technology




ACT Prep


AP Calculus


AP Statistics

AP Music Theory – STEM Academy

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– College Credit course

View all Temple High School AP Faculty at  Advanced Placement courses are rigorous college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize. After completing an AP class, students will be given the opportunity to take the recognized AP exam in their course of study.  TEM Academy courses are courses within the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and S Mathematics and are designed to solve real-world problems using logic, critical thinking, and the scientific method.  ollege Credit courses are college-level classes in Bible and the School of Trades & Technology that give students the C opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience. After completing a CC class, students receive college credit. WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION APPROVED BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.

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TEMPLE Temple Academy seeks to assist any family who desires to provide a Christian education for their children. We recognize that many families choose to provide this foundation for life by educating their children at home.

The administration of the Academy oversees the operation of the Home School Division.

Grade and attendance reports must be submitted on a regular basis. All records are maintained by the Academy office.

The Temple Home School was established in 1999 as a means to provide educational opportunities and services to support parents and students engaged in home education. The administration of the Academy oversees the operation of the Home School Division. Parents having questions should direct them to the Academy office.

The parent-teacher must keep a notebook/ folder containing all graded work. Temple Homeschool is under the direction of Tabitha Robertson.

Tabitha Robertson

Home School Services & Opportunities The Scriptures plainly teach that parents are responsible for the education of their children. We are eager to stand beside Christian parents who choose to educate at home, assisting them in the privileged work of reproducing the mind of Christ in the lives of their children. Maintaining student records and transcripts

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Academic and guidance counseling

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District & state academic, Bible and fine arts competitions (grades 4-12) National academic, Bible, and fine arts competition (grades 9-12)

Science fair and other academic competitions

Online courses through Crown Academy

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is accredited by SACS CASI, an

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provide a Christian education for their children, preparing students for life through academic instruction from a biblical worldview, and providing a safe and enriching learning environment. The traditional classroom is the

Accreditation through AdvancED.

basis of preschool through 12th grade

Temple Baptist Academy is also a

instruction. Thorough mastery of

member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS) and the Association of Christian Schools

“But continue thou in the things

which thou hast learned and hast

been assured of, knowing of whom

International (ACSI). Our accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do. The Academy is committed to encouraging and assisting families who want to

thou hast learned them; and that

from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

– II Timothy 3:14-15 – fundamental principles is emphasized, with curriculum materials including those from A Beka, Bob Jones University Press, and Saxon.

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Discover‌ Temple Academics

The best instructional materials Academic assistance for students at all levels of learning Preparing students to articulate a biblical worldview in the midst of an opposing culture An award-winning academic program with a biblical foundation Ideal student-teacher ratio Temple Academy Educational Resource Center (Library, MAC Lab, etc.) Cutting edge technology Rigorous curriculum A Phonics-based approach to reading and writing Critical thinking skills Required reading list for each grade Latin instruction Stanford Achievement Test Scores ACT Prep Career Advancement Programs

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Express… Develop… Temple Arts

A program to bring glory to God, laying a foundation for enrichment Providing opportunities for students to develop their God-given abilities Music and art education instruction beginning in elementary school, continuing in junior high and high school with more specialized programs in the visual and performing arts Personalized instruction available in voice, keyboard, and most instruments Choirs Choral Groups Vocal and instrumental solos Band and orchestra Art Speech and Drama

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A Championship Tradition Athletic opportunities provided for students grades 1-12 Presidential Fitness Testing Middle School, Junior High, Junior Varsity & Varsity boys & girls sports Learning self discipline, hard work, goal-setting, self-sacrifice, humility, and composure under pressure – critical to developing Christhonoring character State Champions

State Champions

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A Dedicated Team of Workers Temple Admissions Information

At Temple, we are blessed to have an experienced and dedicated team of people helping our school move forward. From the office staff and campus security, to the maintenance crew for the buildings and grounds, the Academy has a wonderful group supporting the everyday operations of the school. “Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, and with a perfect heart.” – II Chronicles 19:9

Admissions Information How to Enroll

Application Requirements A completed enrollment application consists of the following: Enrollment Application Form New Student Processing Fee – A nonrefundable student processing fee of $100 is to be submitted with the enrollment application form. School Records – Copies of previous school(s) records including any educational and diagnostic testing, transcripts (for grades 8-12), report cards and standardized test scores (from the last two years) are to be submitted (not applicable for Kindergarten students). Copy of Student’s Birth Certificate Immunization Record Family Photo Parent Questionnaire Pastoral Reference

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Age Requirements Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by August 15 of the year for which the application is being made.

Parent Interview An interview appointment is made with the parents and a school administrator once an application has been submitted. This interview is an opportunity for parents and administration to discuss the philosophy of the school, answer questions, and assess whether our program meets the needs of your family.

Acceptance Notification of acceptance is communicated to all families. Please note that only a signed Contract of Enrollment guarantees enrollment for your child.

Deadlines Temple Academy accepts applications year-round. However, in order to ensure the best possible opportunity for acceptance, we recommend that you have your application completed by or before May 1.

Transfer Students Transfer students are welcome and we make every effort to make the transition to Temple Academy as smooth as possible. Our academic

director, along with faculty members, will review and evaluate the records from previously attended schools to provide the necessary guidance regarding placement in the appropriate classes. We do our best to ensure that a transfer student is able to stay on track for graduation.

Financial Assistance Temple Academy strives to make a Christian education available to as many families as possible. Scholarship assistance is available on a limited basis to students whose families meet established financial aid criteria. Application for tuition assistance can be made online through a third party processor. Please contact the office for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy Temple Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its education, admissions policies, tuition assistance, athletics, or other school-administered programs. We are now accepting applications for the upcoming school year. For more information or to obtain the necessary admissions forms, please call our Office of Admissions at (865) 938-8181 or email us at

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Special Events

Access to all class assignments and news is available through private login to RenWeb.

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The Parent Association - All parents and guardians of Academy students become members of the Parent Association. The purpose of the association is: • To improve communication between the Academy and parents • To promote and assist teachers with special activities and projects • To welcome new parents and students to the Academy • To encourage other families to enroll their children by promoting the Academy throughout the community • To coordinate fund raising efforts Parent Association representatives are designated for each class. The class representatives will assist the teacher by coordinating both communication and volunteers for special Academy events.

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Well-equipped classrooms and library Dining facilities Chapel Gymnasium, athletic field, and playground

Student Societies: • • • •

Teens for Christ Bible Club Yearbook Society STEM Society Media Society


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Grandparents Day Open House Parent, Teacher, Friend Meetings Special Speaker Series in Chapel District, State, and National Academic and Fine Arts Competition Academy Christmas Program Homecoming & Alumni Reception Kindergarten Program and Graduation Temple High Academic and Fine Arts Program PBS Scholars Bowl University of Tennessee Math Competition Music Recitals Spirit Week Temple High Baccalaureate and Graduation Spring Festival Retreats Walk-a-thon and Auction Marathons Semi-annual Consignment Sale Junior and Senior Banquet Athletic Awards Banquet Elementary Field Day Junior High and High School Field Day

Class Field Trips • Elementary students visit the Creation Museum. • Junior High students visit the State Capitol. • Senior High students visit our nation’s Capitol. • Graduating seniors travel overseas.

The Royal Crusader Alumni Association Royal Crusaders for Life!

• Annual Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Banquet

Special Features of Temple Baptist Academy

Take the High Road

Using our 250-Acre Comprehensive Campus We have been blessed with the unique, comprehensive learning campus on more than 250 acres. We have the opportunity to explore natural resources through hiking trails, springs, and hundreds of types of different foliage using every available means for constructive learning. At Temple, you will experience a real world STEM environment and connect to a network of regional and national STEM professionals. Temple Schools offer a solid STEM foundation with a biblical worldview.

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Why Study Latin?


Latin was once required at many public and parochial schools, but fell into disfavor during the 1960s when students rebelled against traditional classroom teachings and even the Roman Catholic Church moved away from Latin as the official language of mass. The reasons to study Latin are many. It lends structure, order,

Learning Latin is one of the cornerstones of an education at Temple Baptist Academy. This emphasis is introduced through Temple Elementary and continues in an intensive two -year study in Temple High. Students of Latin score better on standardized testing, read a full grade level or more ahead of their counterparts, and frequently see all of their subject areas improve as they delve deeper into Latin. Why should we make a sound investment and study this

and logic to language

“dead” language?

study. It offers us a

1. A vocabulary builder

clarity and precision only with mathematics

More than fifty percent of English words come from Latin. A single Latin word may represent the roots of five or ten English words. By learning Latin prefixes and endings, as well as Latin roots, students are capable of comprehending many English words that they have never heard, thus expanding their vocabulary.

and science but rarely

2. The ‘ideal’ language

achieve in language.

English is an amalgamation of several different languages and therefore has many exceptions. Its structure is hard to follow. Because of this, English

we often associate

According toS the College Board, students who take at least 2 years of Latin score an 32 T T B A . average of 510 points higher on the SATs than those who had no language study. emple


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speakers may never grasp the structure of the language. Latin’s logical and ordered syntax and grammar make it an “ideal” language from which to learn. A student of Latin is better equipped to write well in English.

3. Learn other languages Training in Latin not only gives the student a better understanding of the roots of English vocabulary, it also lays the foundation for learning other Latin-based languages like French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian. Nearly 80% of each of these languages derive their vocabulary from Latin.

4. Real world application For professional careers like law, medicine, music, and literature, Latin provides yet another bonus. Because these fields require linguistic precision, Latin is typically their base for technical terms

and names. Students of Latin are uniquely ready for these professions.

5. Power of persuasion The capacity to persuade “Law schools report that their is one of the strongest top students come from the powers a Classics and Latin. Political human can exert. The science, pre-law and legal precision studies majors ranked much of Latin lower.” Harvard Magazine ‘98 and Greek provides students with an English linguistic tool that cannot be achieved in any other way. Using the right word, at the right time, in the right context is empowered by the study of classical languages.

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

Noah Webster

Father of the modern dictionary, and translator of the Bible in early colonial America.

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ALUMNI F a m i ly


Richard Olinger, Jr. Businessman » Heartland Mobile Home Transport

“My wife and I are both thankful for the influence Temple Baptist Academy has had on our lives. I have watched two brothers, three sister-in-laws, and now my own daughter grow up under the influence of the same academy. I can say the Lord truly blessed our family when he led us to Temple.”

87| Matthew Sexton International Missions

“I remember my days at the Academy with great fondness. The spirit was always pleasant. The faculty was compassionate and truly interested in every student. The athletics and academics were excellent. It is wonderful to see that twenty years later this institution is continuing to the glory of God.”

to strengthen me. We had wonderful teachers at the academy that lived what they taught.”

93| Aaron Samples

Pastor » Grace Baptist Church, Urbana, OH

“I am grateful for the eternal investment that my parents made to send me and my sisters to Temple Baptist Academy. The influence of the teachers and emphasis of Bible-based curriculum brought me to an awareness of God’s presence and my personal accountability to Him.”

93| Rebekah Newby Mother of three » Hickory, NC

“Each of my teachers were a great blessing to me. The Lord truly worked in my life. I believe that I was prepared to do whatever the Lord has for me.”

90| Beth Cureton Koella 96| Hope Nordstrom, Ed.D. Inventory Finance Director » 21st Mortgage Corporation Knoxville, TN

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Professor of Education » Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN

“I have the opportunity to work with outstanding students and faculty in the College of Education at Lipscomb University. I can share my passion

Our Alumni Family

for teaching and learning – focusing on more than academics. While at Temple, the teachers went out of their way to assist students in their learning and shared their faith with us. I will always be grateful to them and want to model their examples with my graduate students.”


Sarah Hammond, M.D. Resident Physician of General Surgery » Methodist Univ. Hospital in Memphis, TN

“My husband and I are both Academy alumni. We are thankful for the high standards of the Academy.”

08| Brittany Locklear

R.N. & Team Leader » Univ. of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN

“While at Temple High School, the teachers helped prepare our classes for when we would go to college. Several classes that we took in high school were

some of the same classes that I took in college, so this helped me already have a basic understanding for college-level material.”

08| Michael Ewing

Nuclear Engineer » Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, VA

“I attended Temple Baptist Academy from the time I was four years old until I graduated in 2008. Upon entering college I felt the Lord leading me into the engineering profession. I was ready for the classes in the engineering field because of the dedication of my teachers at Temple. The Lord used the testimonies and lives of my teachers to influence my spiritual life and helped set my desires to serve Him wherever He led me. I am grateful for all the time and prayer that was invested in my life by the faculty while I was at the academy.”

Where Our Graduates have Enrolled in College 1. University of Tennessee

11. West Coast Baptist College

2. University of Memphis

12. Liberty University

3. Middle Tennessee State University

13. Maryville College

4. Vanderbilt University

14. University of the Cumberlands

5. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

15. Air Force Academy

6. East Tennessee State University

17. Lipscomb University

7. Tennessee Technological University 8. Bob Jones University 9. The Crown College 10. Pensacola Christian College

16. Lee University 18. Carson Newman University 19. Tusculum College 20. Lincoln Memorial University

21. Pellissippi State Community College 22. Walter State Community College 23. Roane State Community College 24. Trevecca University - Nashville, TN 25. Bryan College - Dayton, TN 26. Hyles-Anderson College - Crown Point, IN 27. Piedmont University - WinstonSalem, NC 28. University of TN Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN

“Christian education should prepare students for whatever calling God has on their lives.”

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Our Community

with the Love of Christ

• Ministering to Local Nursing Homes • Taking part in Veterans’ Appreciation Events • Encouraging Inner-city Children and Families • Participating in area Christmas Parades • Christmas Caroling in the Community


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• Hosting Band and Choral Presentations • Making Pastoral Staff Counseling Available for Families • Supporting Local Businesses and Participating in Forums for Local Business People • Visiting Veteran’s Homes



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“We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.� Psalm 78:4-7


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For the Generation to Come

We are glad that you are prayerfully considering enrolling your children in a Christian school. Our children must cling to the anchor of God’s truth if they are not going to be swept away in the wickedness and despair of the world around them. In this dark day, may they set their hope in God, and keep His commandments.


ruly God-honoring Christian schools are more needed than they have ever been. These are schools that see as their purpose the development of the mind of Christ in the life of each student. These are schools which seek to train young people to find Christ and His Word to be all-sufficient for life and eternity. Today, more than ever before, Christian parents need answers to the questions they have concerning the education of their children.

What Is Christian Education? “But we have the mind of Christ.” I Corinthians 2:16 It is our earnest prayer that you understand how vital it is for your children to receive a Christian education. It is important that parents fully understand what Christian education really is. What is your reason for choosing a Christian school? Do you fully comprehend what Christian education is all about?


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Parents enroll their children in a Christian school for many reasons. Some of them include the academic program, the strong emphasis on discipline, or the relative shelter and safety of such a school. This is not what Christian education is all about. Christian education is the development of the mind of Christ in a child so that he will fully yield his life to be used by the Lord. It goes far beyond the walls of a classroom. It begins in the Christian home and the local Bible-believing church.

What Role Do Parents Have in Providing a Christian Education for Their Children? “Thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children.” Deuteronomy 6:7 Many parents do not understand their own role in providing Christian education for their children. In the Bible, God gave the responsibility of training children to parents (Deuteronomy 6:4-7).

For the Generation to Come

Parents must aggressively take on the responsibility to teach their children the truth of God’s Word at every opportunity. Some parents enroll their children in a Christian school, and yet their homes directly oppose the truths taught in the school. Such inconsistency is hypocrisy on the part of parents and causes children to rebel against the home, the church and the school. You are the key to your child receiving a Christ-honoring education. Your testimony before your children must be an example of a life fully yielded to Jesus Christ. The inerrant, infallible Word of God is the benchmark that measures and integrates all that a child learns. All truth is God’s truth. For this reason, it is paramount that the families of all Christian school students be active members in a fundamental, Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, local church. When the home, the church, and the school together support the child, he has a stable foundation on which to build his life.

How Are Parents to Be Involved in Christian Education? “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Even when a family attends a fundamental, Bible-believing church and the children are enrolled in a Christian school, parents have not done their most important part. Your home ought always to be the most important influence in the life of your child. The Christian school is to assist you in the training of your children, but not to take your place.

Christian education is a multi-faceted commitment. Certainly there is the financial commitment, but your commitment to the Christian school also means that you will pray for the school. Satan’s attacks against the school and its students are launched in many ways and from many directions. Please pray for the pastor, the administration, and the faculty and staff daily. Make a point of praying for your children’s teachers and their families specifically. There is also the commitment of your time. There is always time to do the things that matter to God. You cannot imagine the impact you will have on your child by your attendance at the school’s activities. Too soon these days will be forever and irretrievably gone. Taking the time to be at the parent-teacher fellowships, ballgames, and other events also tells everyone involved that Christian education is important to you. You are always welcome!

How Much Is a Christian Education Worth? “Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing.” II Samuel 24:24

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For the Generation to Come

Do you look at Christian education as an expense or as an investment? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to ground your children in truth and prepare them for both life and eternity? May God lead you to the conviction that you will sacrifice for your children instead of sacrificing your children to an educational system that will rob them of their confidence in God’s Word. As you prayerfully consider Christian education for your children, trust the Lord to meet your financial needs. When you give thought to it, you will find things that you are willing to do without in order to provide a Christ-honoring education for your children. The Christian school provides a superior education at a fraction of the expense that the public system spends per child. Yet, the tuition paid does not meet all the needs of the school. Perhaps you have experienced the financial blessings of God upon your life. You might be greatly used of God in helping with the school’s financial needs. Any such gifts would be over and above your tithes and offerings which belong in the ministry of your local church. The Lord supplies the needs of His work through the giving of His people.

What Part Does Discipline Play in Christian Education? “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.” Psalm 119:45 Both the school and home must constantly work toward being the mature, godly examples that will motivate our children to walk according to God’s Word. Teachers will deal with your child in a setting very different from the one you


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experience at home. Likewise, the teacher must never forget that the child’s behavior at home will often bear no resemblance to his behavior at school. Communication, understanding, and support must exist between the home and school at all times. Although strong discipline is cited as one of the reasons for parents choosing Christian education, it is our experience that the Christian school should be marked by both discipline and pleasantness.

What Should We Do When a Problem Arises? “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.” Matthew 18:15 We are thankful to God that our Christian school is considered to be an exceptional one. But it is not perfect. Wherever there are people, conflicts will occur. When this happens, there are always God-honoring ways to resolve them. In the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, the Lord gave us clear direction for handling disputes. We are to go to the person directly involved and deal with them about the issue. To go to someone outside of the immediate situation is to commit the sin of gossip. It is also important to approach problems with the right attitude. Do not allow yourself to become a pawn of the Devil. If the situation cannot be resolved between the two of you, then the teacher will schedule a meeting with the principal. At some time, you may find that you are not particularly excited about a teacher your child will have. Realize that the Lord brings people into your child’s life that He desires to use in molding

For the Generation to Come

his character. No one can raise a child alone. We should not rob him of the benefits of struggle. Instead, we must teach him by our example and instruction to look to the Lord Jesus Christ.

What Is the Final Result of Christian Education? “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” III John 4 What results do you desire from your child’s education? Is it to be recognized and awarded for the highest academic achievement possible? Perhaps you desire for them to excel in athletics or the fine arts. It is important to train our children to be and to give their best, striving to make the most of the abilities and opportunities that God gives them. However, there is something far more important and lasting for them to achieve. The end result of a truly Christian education is that our children conduct their daily lives in obedience to the Word of God. We are told in Psalm 119:130, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

This result is obtainable regardless of a child’s innate abilities. It will have a greater effect on the future of your child than any other thing. No other achievement, regardless of what it is, will bring such lasting joy to the heart of a parent. As parents, you hold your child’s future in your hands. The Christian school, as a ministry of a local, Bible-believing church, supports the Christian home and will provide an education that will not betray you or your child.

Mike Fox has been involved in Christian education for nearly thirty years. He has served as an instructor and an administrator on both the K-12 and the college levels. He serves as the Dean of the School of Ministry at The Crown College in Powell, Tennessee.

“I am much afraid that the schools will prove to be great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.”

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Scholarship Fund Investing in Eternity by Investing in the Lives of Children

Making a Christian education accessible is a priority at Temple Academy. The Royal Crusader Scholarship Fund is a needsbased tuition assistance program for qualifying families who desire a strong biblical foundation and rigorous academic preparation for their children. Scholarship assistance is available on a limited basis to Academy students whose families meet established financial need criteria. This assistance is only made possible through private donations. Temple Academy CASH, CARD has a long history of or CHECK assisting students and Make checks families regarding their payable to tuition needs. “The Crown Foundation.� No student receives tuition assistance for 2307 W. Beaver Creek Drive academic or athletic Powell, TN 37849 ability. Parents must 44

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re-apply each year for tuition assistance. The re-application process includes an evaluation of the level of academic effort, cooperation, and commitment to Christian education on the part of both the parents and students. Please consider investing in the lives of children by making a generous contribution to the scholarship fund through the Crown Foundation. Contact the Academy office at 865-938-8181 or visit for more info.

Text @CROWN to 52014 Follow the text prompts to manage your onetime or recurring donations.

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t Temple Schools, we are always taking the high road. The high

road is not choosing between the good and the bad; it is choosing

between the good and the best, and always choosing the best. The best is the unending pursuit of Jesus Christ. Traveling on the high road is reflected in every area of our work, our faculty, our facilities, and the expectation we have for our students. Advancement efforts are underway including the remodeling of the Academy campus. A generous donor has contributed the first $100,000 toward a state-of-the-art science lab. You can donate today to this worthy project or other projects by visiting

Plans for future campus development

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“I often run into young people who attend or have attended Temple Baptist Academy throughout the year and have been out to the school many times. I always find the students to be polite, Pastor and Evelyn Sexton with compassionate, and very Congressman Duncan patriotic. Temple Academy teaches our young people the importance of family and community and to be proud of their faith. East Tennessee is a better place because of the work of Temple Baptist Academy.” Temple High 2014-15 sophomore – JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR. United States Congressman






“The best means of forming a manly, virtuous, and happy people will be found in the right [religious] education of youth. Without this foundation, every other means, in my opinion, must fail.”





“There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.”

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“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.”




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Crusader? A Royal Crusader is an ambassador for the Lord Jesus Christ. One who hasenlisted in the service of the King and has a desire to obey His command to be a faithful witness in this world. Being a Royal Crusader is not about enrolling in an institution, making an athletic team roster, or wearing a school uniform. Being a Royal Crusader is about identifying with the Lord Jesus Christ and representing Him in this world. A Royal Crusader fears the Lord (Proverbs 9:10). +



A Royal Crusader submits to the authority of the Word of God (Psalm 119:9). +



A Royal Crusader desires to live a holy life (I Peter 1:15-16). +



A Royal Crusader shows care and compassion for others (Jude 22). +



A Royal Crusader lives consciously in the presence of God and recognizes his or her own accountability to the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 14:12).

A Royal Crusader submits to authority (I Peter 5:5). +



A Royal Crusader expresses appreciation for our Christian heritage (Psalm 78:1-7). +



A Royal Crusader speaks boldly for Christ and is not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16). +



A Royal Crusader embraces his or her community with the love of Christ (Mark 6:34). +



A Royal Crusader honors our nation and those who have fought to preserve its liberty (Romans 13:1).

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Temple Baptist Academy 2017-18 Intro Magazine  

Excellence in Education • Distinctively Christian

Temple Baptist Academy 2017-18 Intro Magazine  

Excellence in Education • Distinctively Christian