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Literacy and the Science Behind It

By | 2018-09-26T09:17:07+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Categories: Academic, Dr Sandra Doran, School News|

The ability to read and write is paramount. Literacy helps students develop knowledge, compassion, and confidence. Strong literacy skills set the stage for college and career readiness, and we’re passionate about equipping students with the knowledge and skills to grow into thoughtful, trailblazing leaders. Dr. Sandra Doran, the Founding Head of North Tampa, has long had [...]

The North Tampa Style

By | 2018-09-13T14:55:17+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: School News|

At North Tampa Christian Academy, we believe in the power of academic excellence, Christian ideals, and innovative teaching and learning. We are dedicated to providing the best for our students and their families. Through our balanced approach of healthy lifestyle choices, a commitment to service, a culture of curiosity, emphasis on positive competition, and rock-solid academics, [...]

Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

By | 2018-09-13T14:49:18+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Environment, School News|

We believe that each one of our students is equipped with the knowledge and passion to change the world. We teach students to respect the world around them, and they learn to value, protect, and treasure God’s creation. By living an eco-friendly lifestyle at home, you can help your child practice ecological awareness, and show them [...]

Start The School Year Off Strong

By | 2018-09-13T14:48:18+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Categories: Academic, K-12, School News|

At North Tampa, we are dedicated to helping students achieve mastery of our core curriculum. We believe that organization is an essential step on their way to success. As the new school year continues, it’s important to remember that we plan and organize in order to discover and enjoy, and by following these suggestions below, you [...]

Think, Create, Choose, Solve

By | 2018-09-13T15:00:13+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: School News|

In a world where information is as close as the nearest smartphone or tablet, it doesn’t make sense for students to spend an inordinate amount of time memorizing facts. However, they have so much to gain from becoming adept at critical thought and analysis. That’s why at North Tampa Christian Academy, we encourage our students to [...]

Add Beauty to The World

By | 2018-09-13T14:59:39+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: Environment, School News|

“I’m going to ask the question, ‘Are you creating beauty or are you solving a problem?’ If you’re doing neither, then what’s the point?” As Dr. Sandra Doran describes above, at North Tampa Christian Academy, we want our students to fall in love with God’s creation and find joy and purpose in turning their knowledge into [...]

Dr. Sandra’s Story

By | 2018-09-13T14:39:07+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, School News|

Dr. Sandra Doran never saw herself working as a superintendent overseeing 32 schools, much less working with schools at all. In fact, she never even saw herself living in Florida. After receiving her master’s degree in communication, Doran and her husband adopted their first child and challenges began. She felt like “the worst mother in the [...]

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 [...]

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 | 2018-09-13T14:35:03+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, 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 [...]