LEWISVILLE, Texas, March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades 3-12, is welcoming families to enroll for the 2016-2017 school year. As a college-prep magnet school authorized by Huntsville Independent School District, TOPS offers an academically rigorous program geared towards college-bound, self-motivated students seeking challenging courses, collaborative instruction and high academic expectations.
TOPS classes are delivered using the award-winning online curriculum developed by K12 Inc. The school offers six core subjects -- language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music -- and over a variety of elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. Courses are delivered online with the support of a state-certified teacher and students receive a diploma at graduation. High achieving students seeking an academically challenging curriculum that prepares them for college are encouraged to apply.
"Online school allows me to pace myself and better manage my time spent on schoolwork," says Evan Hanks, a student at TOPS. "I have been able to advance my education at my own pace and take advantage of high level classes."
Students in grades 11 and 12 who are looking to get a head start on college credits are able to enroll tuition-free in up to two courses per semester through select local colleges and universities. These students are then able to apply this college credit to both their high school diploma and a post-secondary degree.
"Texas Online Preparatory School provides high-achieving students the opportunity to not only complete their high school education, but get a jump start to college," said Sara Baker, head of school of Texas Virtual Academy. "We do everything in our power to set our students up for success, both academically and for the workforce."
The school also offers an active, supportive school community, which organizes fun and informative monthly activities where TOPS parents, students, and staff can socialize and share their experiences
Information sessions are being held online and in-person throughout the state during the enrollment period. For event dates and locations, or to learn more about the school, please visit http://tops.k12.com/.
About Texas Online Preparatory School
Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is an accredited, full-time, online public school that serves students in grades 3 through 12. Texas Online Preparatory Academy 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 largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about TOPS please visit http://tops.k12.com/.
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