Beginning in 2014, TRA conducted a fundraising campaign to fund the much-needed improvements and expansion of the playground. This campaign included adding an entrance plaza, trike track, climbing mound with slide and tunnels, poured-in-place safety surface, an outdoor stage/classroom, musical instruments, free play areas, seating areas, and a shade structure to the current playground. The existing play structure remained in this area.
Once home to a fan-filled gymnasium, a bustling cafeteria and a theatrical stage, the facility that now houses the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Performing Arts Center & Chapel was completed in the summer of 2012. With a goal of $500,000, the Many Dreams, One Vision capital campaign is still raising the necessary capital to service the bonds that have been issued for this construction. This state-of-the-art facility is used for a wide range of activities benefiting the entire student body and faculty as well as our alumni and surrounding communities.
This project would not have been possible without the continued support of our current stakeholders, alumni and community members. We invite you to be a part of this exciting endeavor through your prayers and contributions.
In November of 2006, the Continuing the Tradition Capital Campaign was launched by the Advancement Office and Board of Directors to raise funds for a new high school building and elementary addition. Over $830,000 was pledged for this 5-year campaign. The high school building was constructed on the old Rebel Field, where TRA had hosted football games since 1970. This 42,000 square foot building contains 12 general classrooms, the 4k-12 grade library, two state-of-the-art science laboratories, a technology center, a college and career center, and a cafeteria/multi-purpose room. The multi-purpose room is named "Legacy Hall" in honor of our TRA grandparents. A donor tree is in the hallway with leaves honoring the grandparent donors and their grandchildren. The expansion to the elementary school added 12,000 more square feet for the Junior and Senior Kindergarten programs and new specialty classrooms for art and Bible. Some middle school building adjustments have also been made to result in more classrooms. A donor sign is located in the TRA connector with the names of all of the wonderful families and friends that helped to make the TRA vision a reality.
The Tradition of Excellence Capital Campaign began in 1998 with more than $550,000 being raised to expand the facilities to include a middle school. Ground breaking for what is now known as Founders Hall Middle School was held in the fall of 1999. Founders Hall contains a modern gymnasium, a technology center, a science lab, a spirit store, and middle school classrooms. A plaque dedicating the building to the founding fathers and those parents and friends committed to establishing and continuing quality education in a Christian environment now hangs in the entry hall.