LEWISVILLE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), a full-time online public school program of the Huntsville Independent School District, will welcome back students for the 2019-2020 school year on August 15. TOPS is a tuition-free public school at home option available to students statewide in grades 3-12.
“We are excited to welcome our students for the upcoming school year,” said Laura-Sue Karl, a lead elementary school teacher at TOPS. “Each year we strive to help our students grow into their best selves, by providing them with an online learning approach that works best for their needs.”
By combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum, TOPS offers a learning experience tailored to fit each student’s unique gifts, goals and needs. Through live and recorded online classes led by state-licensed teachers, students can access their public school education from any computer with an internet connection.
Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art, music, and a host of electives and Advanced Placement® courses in high school. Dedicated teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, and connect with students and families via phone and email to establish close partnerships in support of academic success.
For those looking for an added academic challenge, eligible 11th and 12th graders may take college-level courses through the school’s unique relationship with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Eligible students can enroll tuition-free in up to two courses per semester, earning credits towards both their high school diploma and a post-secondary degree.
The school’s online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers across the state. TOPS provides a number of support resources for families, including an English Language Learner coordinator.
Throughout the school year, TOPS builds a sense of community through in-person social outings. TOPS also celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.
About Texas Online Preparatory School
Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves students statewide in grades 3-12. TOPS is tuition-free for Texas residents and is made possible through a partnership between Huntsville Independent School District and K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about TOPS, visit tops.k12.com.
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