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TPS Graduation 2020 Goes Virtual!

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New to TPS? Welcome! If you would like a friendly phone meeting to ask questions before you enroll, please request a New Family Enrollment meeting so we can make an appointment with you.
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TPS Graduation 2020 goes virtual! Though we had to cancel our summer camp and graduation for 2020, we are pleased to announce that TPS Graduation 2020 is going virtual! Hopefully this change of venue means that even more TPS graduates can participate, and even more friends and families can join in the celebration. Go here for more details…

Be a High Scholar! Earn 12 university credits and 6 high school credits in the two-year “great books” Belhaven High Scholars humanities program for students grades 10-12.

Boost your summer! We offer a full range of summer math and writing courses to help you build up, catch up or get ready for 2020-21.

2020-21 new (or redesigned) courses. The list is long — nearly 60 new or redesigned courses! Grab a cup of your favorite drink and settle in to peruse our great new courses. Direct links to the catalog details are provided for your convenience. Go here for more details…

English 3 (grade 9) update to the update. Since we we are providing only one English 3 Lit Analysis and Comp course for 2020-21, we removed the “theme” and updated the literature and film selections to serve a wider audience. Starting 2021-22 we plan to offer multiple versions of the course with different literature and film selections, just as we are doing for other English Lit and Comp courses. If you have a rising grade 9 student, please review the updated list of books and films for English 3 Lit Analysis and Comp.

2020-21 updates to prerequisites. We are simplifying the prerequisites to most of our high school courses, making it easier to get approval coming from both inside and outside TPS. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to obtaining major textbooks for TPS courses. “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” We decided to bypass the middleman resellers and make it much easier and cheaper for our students to obtain their major textbooks. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS English. We’re changing our approach to grade 9 English by treating it as a fresh start rather than a continuation of middle school English. We also now have a dedicated writing course in every grade level from grade 5 to AP/college. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS middle school science. We’re making our middle school science program more coherent and accessible as two core courses plus two optional courses. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS high school biological sciences. We felt that all of our biological science courses (Biology, Honors Bio, Anatomy, AP Bio) could do better with labs that make the courses more interesting and educational, so we’re building better courses. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS German. TPS has a top-notch German program that can now take you all the way to AP German (new course for 2020-21). We also now have two options — standard and honors — for German 1 and 2. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS Physics. We’re putting the excitement of discovery back in Physics. Go here for more details…

2020-21 updates to TPS AP courses. We’re taking some of our high-scoring AP courses from two days per week to one day per week of live instruction, to make them easier to schedule for busy upper HS students. We are making this change for 2020-21 primarily with AP history and government courses (plus a few others). Go here for more details…

2020-21 Academic Calendar The academic calendar for 2020-21 is posted, including enrollment opening dates. Starting 2021, Winter Break is merged with Spring Break to become a two-week Spring/Easter Break.

Avoid the wait(lists). If you are enrolling in five or more full-year courses, you may request assistance from an academic scheduling coordinator who will help you with scheduling then continue with you until you are approved in the best seats we can offer you.

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