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Testimonials

Read what others have to say about TPS and our courses. Use the dropdown to show a sampling of all the testimonials or filter to get a sampling for each subject. Select “TPS” to see general comments. Visit our Subject Planner to learn more about the curriculum and core courses for each subject.

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“This course shed a whole new light on History and English for me. Rather than just throwing out a bunch of names, dates, and facts for rote memorization, this class focused on truly understanding the history and the reasons behind the history. As we traced important events and movements throughout the years, we discovered how each event connected with the others and the causes and effects of these events. At the end of the school year I found myself amazed at how perfectly everything we learned fit together. We were able to trace the historical and cultural developments in literature and see the connections between the two. Rather than just knowing that the history happened, we actually studied and discussed it and truly learned to understand it. Additionally, this course matured my writing in ways I never expected. We learned to go beyond the basic five paragraph essay and explored new and deeper methods and styles of writing. This class taught me in a fun, engaging, and effective way, and was truly one of my favorite TPS experiences.”

Olivia B (student – Modern History, Literature and Composition)

“TPS has been a blessing for me and my family. I wanted to be more challenged as a student and also dig deeper into knowing Jesus. I found both of those things here as well as wonderful teachers! I thought I was terrible at world languages, but my French has improved so much in one year. I am also gaining a higher understanding of all the math I have learned so far. Thank you to all the teachers at TPS and all the staff that help make it happen!”

Nyah R (student)

“I just finished a precalc course at community college. Only a couple students out of about 30 finished with A’s, and I had a 96. I was also able to help the college-age students understand the material and pass the class. They were all shocked that I’m only 16 and a HS Junior…”

Georgia S (student – Algebra 2)

“This course made biology interesting and fun. I used to hate science, but now it’s my favorite subject because this class gave me chance to ask questions, watch interesting videos, and learn so much about the world around me and just how complex and amazing it is.”

Caroline H (student – Life Science (Honors))

“This class is interesting and informative. What I really appreciated about this class is the focus on not only astronomy but also on apologetics. It is taught from a Christian worldview.”

Katherynn P (student – Astronomy)

“This course greatly enhanced my understanding of classical history and literature from a Christian standpoint! Because it was dual enrollment through Belhaven University, we got the added bonus of earning college credit without having to take a stressful AP exam at the end of the year. But without a doubt, the best part of High Scholars was seeing my classmates four days a week and getting to know them personally!”

Emma M (student – High Scholars)

“If you want your students to learn how to write, don’t bother with other online schools — just send them to TPS.”

Denise R (parent)

“This course engages the critical thinking side of math as well as the math formulas. Before taking this course, I took math from a different curriculum that only taught how to put the answers on paper; now I truly understand what I’m doing.”

Wade S (student – Pre-Algebra)

“As someone who wants a career in the health field (but unsure what specific occupation), this class was crucial and incredibly helpful for me to get some knowledge of the human body and its systems so I could narrow down what my interests are. My parents (who are both in the medical field) were amazed that our class covered the details that we did. In addition, the information we learned was both deep and helpful; I did not feel like I was learning too much or in too much detail.”

Leilani W (student – Anatomy and Physiology)

“The College Composition class has greatly improved my writing this year. I came in with little confidence as a writer and found myself very nervous about the class. The teacher worked to help me increase my confidence and to provide feedback that elevated my style of writing. After this class, I now feel ready to attend college next year with confidence that I have the foundation I need to be successful in my college writing courses. I would highly recommend this class to anyone.”

Rachel C (student – College Composition)

“Advanced Composition takes a writer and gives him experience and ability. It first focuses on improving the basic writing skills necessary, then moves on to the fun part of growing him as a writer. I disliked writing before I took this course; now I love it.”

David C (student – Advanced Composition)

“My experience with this course and teacher has been nothing other than wonderful! The course goes at a good pace so that the last weeks of the course are a comprehensive review for the AP exam, including several full practice AP tests, free response practice, and in-class review/practice. This course helped me know exactly what to expect on the AP test and how to be prepared for it. This course also gave me a strong mathematical base as I pursue an undergraduate degree in the STEM field.”

Rachel C (student – BC Calculus)

“College American Literature is a thrilling course that pulls together different forms of literature from the Federalists Papers to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to poems of Walt Whitman. It is an especially great class to take alongside a U.S. History course as students will be able to read firsthand accounts through this class of the history they learn about. Additionally, this course has interesting paper assignments that allow students to dive deeper into American literature and the history surrounding it. Overall I highly recommend College American Literature.”

Makenna M (student – College American Literature)

“TPS English has enabled our children to achieve excellence in grammar and composition. The high quality of the instruction and assignments has enabled our children to make vast improvements in their ability to be independent writers.

Overall, the TPS English teachers provide an outstanding, high level of detailed corrections to our children’s writing to constantly help them improve. Our children have learned logical, systematic paragraph development and how to clearly explain their ideas in writing through this process. Our children will be well prepared to be independent thinkers and writers in college and beyond.”

Chris P (parent)

“After taking TPS French 1 and 2, I enrolled in French 3 at my local community college for the second semester. I was afraid it would be much more challenging than TPS, but I was amazed to discover that all the grammar we were studying, I had already learned back in French 2! More than that, I had learned it all in a way that was so much easier to understand! Lucky for me, I was able to come back to TPS French as a senior this year and continue my studies in French 4/5.”

Emily P (student – French)

“I started TPS in 7th grade, taking English 1 and Latin. After that year I began taking nearly all my classes from TPS, through my high school graduation, from English 1 through Advanced Composition, Literature, and Poetry, to math, where I did Algebra 1 through AP calculus, to an awesome four years of French, and several electives ranging from Web Design to Study Skills to Theology. I loved my time with TPS. I’m now graduating from Grace College with my B.S. in Life Sciences & Education, and I’ll also receive my teaching license for secondary science. TPS prepared me for nearly everything I encountered in college, and I wouldn’t be the teacher I already am without the influence and encouragement and investment of my TPS instructors. I’m so grateful to be able to pass on to my own students what my TPS instructors gave to me: a love for learning and a hope for future achievements.”

Emily A (alumnus)

“I really enjoyed this class and learned lots of cool stuff. It made me want to study science more. I look forward to taking the other Elementary Science next year.”

Angelina B (student – Elementary Science)

“Anyone fascinated with crime investigation and the objective aspect of it will devour this class. It covers almost every aspect of investigating crime, focusing on the individual fields of study, including roles, and the courtroom process itself.”

Gabrielle S (student – Forensic Science)

“I really enjoyed the reading material that we covered in this class. It was very interesting and made learning about the topics fun.”

Elle B (student – Elementary Humanities: History and Literature of the United States)

“Leaving TPS, I was well-prepared for my college level writing courses and today I am the go-to proofreader at work.”

Amanda M (alumnus)

“I would recommend this course to others because of the phenomenal teaching. Teacher is always bubbly and friendly, and always has a moment to spare to help out a struggling student. All in all, a fantastic teacher! The material is well presented in an easy learning format. The homework can be challenging, but one can always find what they need to know in the textbook or one of the lectures. Overall, this class is fun and a good place to learn some Java!”

Julie R (student – Computer Programming in Java)

“I am so grateful that TPS was an option for my family! Because of its flexibility, I am able to spend a lot of time with my baby sister. She was born the week my brother started school, three weeks before I started school! I have two brothers already, and I really wanted a sister. It has been significant to me and to my family that I can be involved in her life while also pursuing my academic progress. I have needed to adapt to the changes in schooling and in our home, such as by learning to create task lists and use a schedule for completing my work outside of the live TPS class sessions.”

Christina S (student)

“TPS has been life saving for us living overseas with few school options. I’m so thankful to be a part of it. Thanks for all the work you’ve done to keep it open and running at such a high standard.”

Angie M (parent)

“I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get a deeper education in high school. The teachers give you the tools and resources and teach you how to write and learn like a college student. Not only have I developed better writing skills, learned so much about world literature and history, and learned to appreciate art, but I also feel that after taking this class I am more prepared to go to college and have a better grasp of what will be expected of me.”

Isabel M (student – High Scholars)

“Thank you for all you have done and continue to do with TPS. I grew up in a relatively isolated setting. While for some students TPS may be just a strong academic education, for others like me it was much more. Many years later and I can still look back and remember the courses and teachers and the lessons they taught me, even outside of the academic content itself. For example, the theology class helped me to process my faith as something personal and necessary, and not just receive information from someone else and take it at face value. Beyond the courses, I know that I would not be where I am in my life and career had I never developed community and relationship in TPS through the classes, trips, events and more. Thank you for the quality education, but especially for investing in more than just an education for so many people.”

Jordan S (alumnus)