LEWISVILLE, Texas, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students at Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), an accredited, full-time, online public school, will begin their 2015-2016 school year on August 24th as the program marks its 3rd year of operation in the state.
The newest school in Texas to offer the award-winning K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) online curriculum, TOPS is authorized by Huntsville Independent School District. The school is open to all students who reside in Texas and offers an academically rigorous program geared towards college-bound, self-motivated students who are seeking challenging courses, collaborative instruction, and high academic expectations. By combining individualized online instruction, hands-on curriculum and the support of highly qualified and state-certified Texas teachers, TOPS helps students discover their individual learning style.
"At Texas Online Preparatory School we provide our students with an exceptional learning experience," says Sara Baker, Head of School. "We ensure our students receive a high quality education in a focused, customized learning experience that prepares them for a successful future. Our program embraces the high standards of the state of Texas and provides a solid foundation for our students, whether their next step is attending college or landing a job.
Students who enroll at TOPS follow an academic program that includes engaging web-based lessons along with age-appropriate instructional materials – books, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources – which are shipped directly to each student's home. TOPS teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, and regularly interact with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. Teachers also organize numerous field trips and school activities where students have the opportunity to participate in events that blend academics and socialization.
The rigorous and engaging curriculum includes courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective, Honors and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. Students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses such as Technology, Government and Public Administration, Marketing, Finance, Arts or Communication in order to gain a competitive edge for the future. Juniors and seniors also have the option to take up to two college courses free of charge to earn both high school and college credit through a Dual Enrollment program operated in conjunction with Sam Houston State University.
TOPS is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Parents are invited to attend online information sessions or one of the many in-person events being held in their community throughout the month. Upcoming events include:
Corpus Christi Coffee Chat: 2-3 PM Friday, August 21, 2015, Starbucks, 3738 South Staples
Webster Snacks n Facts: 11 AM - noon Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Chili's, 1150 W. NASA Rd. 1
For a complete list of upcoming events, or to learn more about enrollment requirements visit http://tops.k12.com/.
About Texas Online Preparatory School Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is an accredited, full-time online public school program authorized by Huntsville Independent School District that serves students in grades 3 through 12. As part of the Texas public school system, TOPS is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about TOPS, visit http://tops.k12.com/.
SOURCE Texas Online Preparatory School