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Athletics Program


Congratulations to Lizzie Jackson and Anna van Baaren for receiving the Geoffrey Kier Memorial Athletic Excellence Scholarship. Just four are awarded annually and recipients receive a $1000 scholarship.

Previous TKA recipients of this scholarship include:
2013 - Logan Grimsley (Charleston Southern University)
2012 - Lisa Marie van Baaren (University of South Carolina)
2011 - Katie Pierce (Coker College)

 

To be considered students must be a senior and exemplify excellent leadership qualities in the classroom and on the athletic field. Students who want to be considered are asked to write an essay describing the impact that athletics has on their life and their coach must recommend them for this scholarship.

TKA Athletics Vision

The purpose of The King's Academy is to train, prepare and equip young people to take the ministry of Jesus to the ends of the earth and athletics is an integral part of that process . TKA has an outstanding sports program, which offers our students the opportunity to learn the skills of the sport, develop teamwork and exhibit Christian sportsmanship as they play with schools in the area.

There are four basic goals of the TKA Athletic Department:

  1. Develop Christ-like character in each athlete. (Galatians 5:22)
  2. Be an effective witness of the transforming power of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:16)
  3. Fully develop the athletic abilities of each athlete. (Colossians 3:17; II Timothy 2:5)
  4. Develop and maintain good relationships with other schools and coaches. (I Timothy 3:7)

Regulations

The King's Academy Lions are members of the SCISA Athletic Class AA League.

Physicals

Every student's health and immunization record needs to be current and on file at the school. To participate in any team sport both a SCISA pre-participation health assessment signed by a parent, and a SCISA medical examination form completed and signed by a physician must be turned in before the first practice.  Click here for a copy of the SCISA medical exam form.

Sports Divisions

The divisions for all students participating in athletics at TKA are based on participation.

Lower School - Grades 3, 4 and 5 
Middle School - Grades 6, 7 and 8 
Junior Varsity - Grades 7, 8 and 9 
Varsity - Grades 8-12

NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulates many college athletic programs. The NCAA has established rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid. There are three membership divisions within the NCAA - Division I, Division II, and Division III. Institutions are members of one or another division according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarships. The King's Academy qualifies for Division III. If you are planning to enroll in college as a freshman and you wish to participate in Division I or Division II athletics, you must be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. You should plan to start the certification process early, usually the end of your junior year in high school. Contact TKA Guidance Counselor Karen Holmes
at kholmes@tkaflorence.com or call 843-661-7464 for an application.