DENTON, Texas, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Denton Calvary Academy has been presented the Henderson Cup Award from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). The TAPPS Henderson Cup Award recognizes exemplary school performance in academics, fine arts and athletics. Over 50 2A Texas private schools are considered each year for the award. Ms. Stacey Baxter, Principal of Denton Calvary Academy, commented on the award, "We are honored to receive this recognition. It reflects the commitment and outstanding contributions of our staff, school board, faculty, students and parents. It's been so rewarding to watch our students excel in academics, fine arts and athletics."
In the last school year, Denton Calvary Academy students competed at the state level in a number of areas including Cheer, Drama 1 Act Play, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball and Track & Field. Nathan Miller, Fine Arts Director at Denton Calvary Academy commented, "The creativity of our students and arts teachers is tremendous. They've run through every door that's been opened for them, and we are seeing excellent results." Jay Helzer, Athletic Director at Denton Calvary, said "I am very proud of our coaches, teachers, administration, school board and most importantly the students. I am just humbled and blessed by the honor."
Denton Calvary Academy was founded in 1999. DCA teaches a University-Model curriculum which combines elements of both home school and private Christian education. The school's enrollment has grown steadily and is at over 300 students for the 2015-2016 school year. Commenting on the school's mission and partnership with parents, Ms. Baxter commented, "Denton Calvary Academy appeals to parents who want to be involved in their children's education. The University Model system is a partnership between the school and parents and The Henderson Cup Award is a confirmation of the great things that can happen as a result of this partnership."
Ricky Grunden, President of the Denton Calvary Board of Directors, commented, "Denton Calvary Academy's recognition as the best 2A school in Texas is an honor and a privilege. We are excited to be able to offer the great benefits of a character driven and parent influenced University-Model School."
SOURCE Denton Calvary Academy