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Christ the King Cathedral School Frequently Asked Questions

Christ the King School seeks to make sure that all students and families have the information they need. You are able to find answers to any of the FAQs you may have regarding several topics on our school. If you are unable to find the answers you need please do not hesitate to contact the Christ the King School office for further information. Accordingly, we look forward to helping you in any way we can. Also, we hope to welcome you as part of our community in the coming future.

Christ the King School was established in 1957. When the Diocese of Lubbock was formed from the Diocese of Amarillo in 1983. Christ the King Parish became the cathedral parish, at that time the name was changed to Christ the King Cathedral School. Currently the school operates off fully accredited curriculum ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade in their educational journey students are encouraged to grow as unique individuals in the spirit of Jesus Christ towards spiritual maturity. Our knowledgeable faith filled staff are committed to providing strong academic and development programs which enable children to achieve their full potential and meet the new challenges of an every changing world. We welcome all faiths and strive to meet the individual needs of each student.
Christ the King School is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Accreditation Commission, which both designs and accredits Texas Catholic Schools. The TCCAC is an approved Texas private schools accreditation body that carries the Texas Education Agency endorsement.
Pre-K and Elementary classes average twelve to eighteen students per class, Junior High classes average eighteen to twenty-five students per class, and High school classes average fifteen to twenty students per class. In general we have two classes per grade level, though some years we expand some grade levels to three.
Students have the opportunity to choose from many extracurricular activities. Junior high students can participate in 6-man football, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. CTK junior high students compete in the West Texas Christian Athletes Association along with other private school junior highs in the region. For those with academic aspirations National Junior Honor Society is also an option. As a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), high school students can compete in 6-man football, volleyball, cheerleading, cross-country, basketball, track, tennis, and golf. High school students can also participate in student council, and those with good grades can become members of National Honor Society.
Supervision for Pre-K through 5th grade is available before morning prayer from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in their individual classrooms. After school care is provided until 6 p.m. by the CTK Early Childhood Development Center staff with the Living and Learning Program or LLP. There is an additional fee for students to participate in LLP.
We strive to keep tuition rates low so that as many families as possible can choose to provide their children with a Catholic education, regardless of financial circumstances. Financial aid programs are available for Kindergarten through High School students through several endowed scholarship funds managed via the CTK School Foundation.  The Adopt-a-Student Program facilitated by Christ the King Cathedral Parish also provides funds for financial aid. Applications for these programs are submitted each spring via the FACTS Management Grant & Aid system for the upcoming fall school year.
CTK offers a variety of learning experiences that develop students knowledge and individual ability. Pre-AP classes are available for junior high students preparing them for advance placement, honors, and dual credit classes in high school, which prepares them for a successful college experience. CTK is a member of Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) allowing students in 1st through 12th grade to participate in a variety of art, academic, and science fair competitions.  Many of these competitions give opportunities to advance to regional, state, and occasionally international levels.
Though by far most CTK graduates go to college, other graduates have joined the military service. Graduates have been accepted into dozens of colleges and universities across the U.S. both private and public. Recent graduates have attended the University of St. Thomas, St. Edward’s University, St. Mary’s University, University of Texas San Antonio, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, St. Gregory’s University, New Mexico State University, Texas Christian University, New Mexico Military Institute, and South Plains College. More than $1.5 million in scholarship dollars has been offered to our graduates over the past five years.
CTK uses multiple forms of communication to inform parents of school activities and students progress throughout the year. RenWeb software is used by faculty members via the internet to post students grades and assignments in a private access format. Additional activities, schedules, information are also posted by administrators on RenWeb as well as the school website. Our weekly newsletter, The CTK Connection, is sent out email each Thursday, and is also posted on RenWeb and the school website. Additional information that requires parents to receive hard copies is often put in students weekly folders that are usually sent home on Thursdays.
CTK has three computer labs that are used by multiple classes from Elementary to the High School. Additionally, laptop carts provide rolling computer labs for teachers to use in  their individual classrooms.  Teachers also use Smartboards in many of the classrooms.