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Study the Great Books with TPS!

“Shakespeare will not make us better … but he may teach us how to overhear ourselves…” — Harold Bloom

Reading novels today is usually an escape. By contrast, study of the “Classics” calls us to meet ourselves. These “Great Books” trace the origins and development of history, science, philosophy, politics, religion, culture, society and worldview. The emergence and shaping of Western freedom and individualism is found in their discourse seeking universal truths and timeless values.

TPS studies the Great Books. TPS students read important literary works, analyze them in class discussions, and compose polished essays that explain and defend their analysis. Every TPS literature course also teaches analytical essay writing.

TPS offers multiple high school Lit and Comp courses:

Students typically take two or more English 4/5/6 courses. They may generally be taken in any order, though some sequences may be better for some purposes (e.g., preparation for a particular AP course). On a transcript, the courses will be listed to differentiate them in the best interest of the student while meeting guidelines of the applicable accrediting and certifying organization(s). Please consult TPS Support with questions about course sequence or transcripts.

TPS offers — in exclusive partnership with Belhaven University — a Great Books program that provides 24 college credits and 6 high school credits in two years of high school:

  • High Scholars (24 Literature, History and Composition college credits)

TPS also offers multiple AP® and college dual credit Lit and Comp courses:

TPS offers integrated History, Literature and Writing courses for upper high school, where each course is two credits (English and History):

TPS also offers other high school literature and composition courses. Please see this chart and a complete list.

Are you preparing for a challenging college education? Do you want to understand the ideas that shaped the West and the world? TPS has Lit and Comp courses to give you an education that is not only world-class but also world-changing.

About TPS (at-tps.org)
  • Online classes since 1997
  • Grades 4 to 12
  • Complete curriculum or individual course enrollment
  • Academic advising and planning
  • Individualized course credit options
  • Diploma (standard or honors) option
  • Top scholarship with biblical worldview
  • Live interactive classes
  • Timely effective teacher feedback
  • Dynamic faith and character development
  • Extensive student social opportunities
  • AP® courses with top exam scores
  • College dual credit courses with flexible credits
  • High Scholars program (24 college credits)
  • Honors courses
  • Accreditation and certifications
  • NCAA approved