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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 of parts from the Dioceses of Amarillo and San Angelo in 1983, Christ the King Parish became the Cathedral parish, and the name was changed to Christ the King Cathedral School. Currently the school operates a dually accredited curriculum with classes ranging from Pre-K-3 through 12th grades. Our staff guide students in their educational journey to grow as unique individuals in the spirit of Jesus Christ towards spiritual maturity. Our knowledgeable faith-filled staff is 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 dually accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference of Accreditation Commission (TCCAC) and AdvancED.  The TCCAC designs and accredits Catholic schools throughout the state of Texas with the full support of the Texas Catholic Bishops. The TCCAC is an approved Texas private schools accreditation body that carries the Texas Education Agency endorsement.  AdvancED is an international leader in school improvement dedicated to helping stakeholders make decisions and take actions to improve the quality of learning experiences for every learner.  This non-partisan, nonprofit organization conducts rigorous reviews of Pre-K through 12th grade schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential.
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 athletes compete in the West Texas Christian Athletes Association (WTCAA) 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 as well as the mathematics honor society Mu Alpha Theta.
Supervision for Pre-K through 5th grade is available before morning classes begin from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. in their individual classrooms. After school care is provided until 6 p.m. by the CTKC 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 Christ the King Cathedral 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.
CTKC School 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. CTKC School 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 and academic competitions. Students in 4th -12th grades compete in our annual science fair competition.  Many of these competitions give opportunities to advance to regional, state, and even international levels of competition giving students the tools to do well in many areas – academically, socially, and interpersonally.
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, University of Texas, Arizona State University, Auburn University,  New York University, St. Gregory’s University,  New Mexico State University, Texas Christian University, New Mexico Military Institute, and South Plains College. More than $10 million in scholarship dollars has been offered to our graduates over the past ten 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 via 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. Individual emails are also sent by teachers to parents when needed.
CTK has two computer labs that are used by multiple classes from Elementary to the High School. Additionally, laptop & iPad carts provide rolling computer labs for teachers to use in their individual classrooms.  Teachers also use Smartboards in almost all of the classrooms.