Monthly Archives: June 2018

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The Power of Practical Application

By | 2018-05-22T16:04:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: School News|

Why ask students to memorize historical dates when they could interview war veterans and produce a documentary? Shouldn’t a chemistry class create an eco-friendly cleaning solution rather than purchasing one? And won’t math students learn more if they develop a financial plan and budget for a fledgling nonprofit organization? Connecting education to practical application improves engagement [...]

Highlights From Our Head – June

By | 2018-06-12T14:40:16+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Highlights From Our Head News from Dr. Sandra Doran, Head of School Orton Varona, NTCA President New President Orton Varona on Board In a bold move last October, the executive committee of North Tampa Christian Academy decided on a new innovative model that will insure the continued growth, relevancy and excellence of NTCA. “By placing a [...]

One With Nature

By | 2018-05-24T08:49:14+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: School News|

We are creating a place of curiosity, of exploration, of beauty — a place where children can run outside, play, and explore the fields. A place where getting messy is not just acceptable, but encouraged. A place where students develop a passion for the Earth and understand the power they hold to preserve it for generations [...]

What About Student Research?

By | 2018-06-08T17:27:37+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: School News, Uncategorized|

by Sandra F. Doran Ed.D. Founding Head of School “Shouldn’t students be doing formal research? Don’t we need to prepare them for academic work in college?” This question was recently posed in response to our class, “Writing for Real Audiences.” And, of course, the answer is a resounding YES! How much more real can you get [...]