Strategic Plan

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Strategic Initiatives for Tri-City Christian School

As a ministry of Tri-City Church, Tri-City Christian School works in cooperation with the elders of the church to ensure spiritual and academic growth. These Strategic Initiatives have been researched, developed and adopted after much prayer and collaboration with church leadership, school administration, faculty, staff, and families to provide clarity and focus on how the Tri-City Christian School stakeholders are going to work towards achieving the Mission and Vision that God has called us to over the next five years.


Our Mission is:

target“Tri-City Christian School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory, educational community that partners with parents in pursuing excellence for the glory of God.”


Our Vision is:

“Partnering with parents to train up spiritual champions for Jesus Christ"


Our stakeholders in carrying out these Strategic Initiatives commit that they will remember and focus on this Mission and Vision of Tri-City Christian School.

Foundation & Pillars




Spiritual Growth

I. Our focus on spiritual formation must continue to be the foundation on which our school distinguishes itself. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Model spiritual maturity and encourage personal spiritual growth as we disciple students through the spiritual disciplines and through personal time in the Word, Scripture memory and meditation, and prayer.
  2. Integrate a Biblical worldview in all instruction utilizing the resources of our parents, pastors, and leaders in ministry.
  3. Develop a K-12 Bible scope and sequence.
  4. Develop a heart for serving others within our community, in our culture, and outside of our culture through outreaches, ministries, and mission trips. Standards will be developed that establish the criteria, goals, and learning opportunities available through these ministries.
  5. Develop a spiritual mentor program among faculty, staff, and students which includes a Chaplain/Youth Pastor position in coordination with the church to provide oversight, involvement, and assistance in our programs spiritually.


II. We will create a vision and a plan that will improve the financial strength of TCCS in order to better enable us to deliver on our Mission, Vision and Strategy, to secure our future and enhance our ability to serve our many stakeholders. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Diversify our sources of revenue to reduce our dependence on tuition as a source of revenue.
    1. Make entrepreneurial use of our facilities and programs to generate added revenue.
    2. Create a financial marketing plan to clearly communicate our Mission, Strategy, Goals and Key Distinctives to our stakeholders and particularly to potential donors.
    3. Create a plan for an endowment fund to be used to generate future sources of revenue
    4. Hire a full time development professional to pursue new sources of funding, including both short term project specific fundraising and long term development of a TCCS endowment.
    5. Create a capital funding campaign/fund and a marketing plan for the capital campaign that is part of the overall financial marketing plan. Create a clear tuition plan that accounts for future increases and is clearly communicated to parents.
  2. Continue to look for ways to reduce short term and long term costs of operations.
  3. Increase PS-12th grade enrollment by evaluating, refining, and expanding current outreach strategies for partnering organizations (e.g. schools, churches…). We will increase enrollment by evaluating and refining current marketing and public relation strategies that target specific markets, clearly conveying key distinctives, and enhancing our image and reputation in the targeted markets and our community in general. We will:
    1. Continue our ministry under Tri-City Church and build relationships with other churches and schools.
    2. Use all media (websites, social media, community activities, public press, etc.) to bring our message to our community and a broader range of potential students and their parents.
    3. Create a retention program to introduce and reinforce to parents the value of a Christian education and the mission, vision, values, and critical distinctives of TCCS.
  4. Improve our communication to parents and alumni, donors and other stakeholders as to our stewardship and accountability for the funds we receive.


III. Our faculty is a critical asset. We must hire, develop, support and retain a faculty able to ensure the continued academic excellence of TCCS as well as the Christ-centered culture that is central to who we are. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Continue to develop our team (Faculty, Staff, and Administration) so that we work better together with a common purpose and vision to achieve our Mission and Strategy.
  2. Create and implement a plan for communicating and regularly reporting on the progress toward our mission, vision and strategic plan to all of our shareholders.
  3. Develop a system for regularly getting input on important decisions before they are made and communicating key decisions and rationale to key stakeholders. Goal: Build more involvement and trust.
  4. Assess areas of staff interest and need in professional growth, develop a professional development plan, and provide professional growth and development opportunities to our faculty, staff, and administration.
  5. Improve our two-way communication with all team members by providing specific vehicles/opportunities for input and feedback to administration.
  6. Develop and implement a regular performance review for all faculty, staff, and administration.
  7. Seek to improve compensation to attract, recognize, reward, and retain the highest quality of staff.
  8. Create a short and long term staffing plan with identified needs and priorities and then hire to those needs within the constraints of our budget. Currently identified positions include a development director, a secondary principal, and an on-campus youth pastor.


IV. Our campus and its facilities continue to present challenges for TCCS. They make it difficult for us to achieve some of our goals and offer tremendous opportunity if we can build the facilities that we have envisioned in our Master Plan. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Implement the master building plan.
    1. Communicate the plan, including timing, milestones, stages, expected results to all stakeholders.
    2. Tie this plan into the capital campaign and financial marketing plan.
  2. Create a PS-12th grade plan for ongoing improvements and maintenance of existing facilities tied to funding availability.
  3. Create and implement a technology infrastructure plan.


V. Our Christ-centered, PS-12, college preparatory program must be refined and regularly evaluated to ensure the highest level of academic excellence and to equip our students to be spiritual champions, opportunity takers, academic achievers, and responsible citizens. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Ensure that our curriculum is regularly reviewed, integrated, and aligned (PS-12) to meet national, state, and core standards.
  2. Offer a program that is rigorous and relevant to the 21st century learner.
  3. Examine opportunities to personalize and differentiate our curriculum to meet the individual learners’ needs. TCCS will implement an Online Learning Program that will:
    1. Adapt appropriate 21st Century means and tools to educate
    2. Deliver Christian Education in a more Cost Effective manner so it can be more accessible to families in our community
    3. Expand the course offerings available to our students. Provide more flexibility in scheduling to our students and administrators.
    4. Develop “Personalized” or “Student Centric” Education. Design the educational process to best meet the wide variety of needs, abilities and learning styles of our students.
    5. Work toward including college course work, to allow for dual credit opportunities to gain high school and college credits.


VI. Expand the use of technology to prepare our students to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s world, to enhance our teaching methods, and to improve our communication with all stakeholders that this is a key differentiator for TCCS in an ever more competitive marketplace. We, the stakeholders, will:

  1. Develop a purpose driven master plan for implementing technology in all areas of our school encompassing infrastructure, training, and curriculum.
  2. Develop a technology proficient faculty, staff and administration using technological proficiency as one criterion for hiring, providing training, mentoring, and technological support.
  3. Create and implement an ethical use policy for technology at TCCS.

Address / Contact

Tri-City Christian School
302 N. Emerald Drive
Vista, California 92083

    • (760) 630.8227

Non-Discrimination Policy

Tri-City Christian School admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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School Hours:

Secondary: 7:50 AM – 2:30 PM
Elementary: 8:00 AM – 2:45 PM

Wednesdays are late start days and school begins at 8:30 for all students.

Office Hours:

Business Office: 7:00-4:00 Monday – Friday. 
Secondary Office Hours: 7:15 – 3:30 


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