January 27, 2016 – “T” Katz, host of Santa Clarita’s Hometown Stations (KHTS AM-1220) Afternoon Drive, got the chance to catch up with the founders of Trinity Classical Academy Liz and Wally Caddow, along with their 5th grade daughter Lily, to discuss exciting new happenings on campus. Mrs. Caddow was very excited to talk about the recent announcement that their juniors and seniors can now earn high school and college course credit simultaneously through Trinity’s Dual Credit Program. Credits earned by Trinity highs school students through this program may transfer to over 650 college and universities.
Mrs. Caddow also explained, “As a classical school, Trinity strives for their students to be able to think well, read well and write well; know what they believe and why they believe it; and be able to speak to it.” Because about 50% of Trinity alumni pursue engineering and math in their undergraduate education, they are in the process of increasing their offerings in the fields of Science and Technology (STEM). Dr. Mark Philips, Trinity’s Theology and Science chair, is working closely with the college advisement team headed by Christine Bacon to come up with additional curriculum that will elevate those students who are interested in these fields.
Mr. Caddow was able to discuss how Trinity’s Director of Fine Arts Tom Brown is developing The Trinity Conservatory, a new after school intensive enrichment program for students who will be able to develop their love and passion for the arts. With a large array of Fine Arts offerings already established such as choir, handbells, worship band, theater, dance, drum line, symphonic orchestra, chimes, band, drama, visual arts, film/video, and strings, The Trinity Conservatory will assist students in developing their artistic gifts with top professionals. It will also enable students who would like to pursue Fine Arts in college to create their portfolios that will help with scholarships and admittance.
This spring, Trinity Athletics will add Varsity Track and Field to their already full slate of team sports including 11 man football, volleyball, cross country, cheer, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, golf, swim and wrestling. The Trinity Knights will be offering Strength Training to their Upper School athletes in an effort to further develop their athleticism and skills.