Toledo Public Schools is in the midst of a historic transformation. To learn more about the TPS Transformation Plan, please read the district's new community report: 2012-2013 District Report.
The district now offers neighborhood elementary schools, innovative use of technology, expanded course offerings and training for 21st Century jobs. Numerous new programs that have been introduced as part of the Transformation Plan include:
Early High School Opportunities
Seventh and eighth grade students are now taking high school courses. Early High School Opportunities (EHSO) provides qualifying students with the opportunity to take specific courses at the high school in their learning community. EHSO classes give students the advantage of earning high school graduation credits and points toward their overall grade-point-average. Course offerings include: English I, Physical Science, Algebra, World Studies, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Software Applications, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese Culture, Home Economics, Physical Education, Art and Managing Transitions.
TPS high school students now have the opportunity take classes in a virtual classroom. Students are taking classes via the internet - through the use of technology students at one school now have the opportunity to enroll in classes that are offered at another school. Course offerings include: AP European History, AP American Government, AP Calculus, AP English, World Literature, Statistics, Russian and Chinese.
Alternative School Programs
TPS launched ‘high school academies’ as a way to offer high school courses and credit for students who were having difficulty adjusting to high school or who had dropped out of school and are now looking to complete course work toward earning a diploma. The program is web-based and is offer after regular high school hours. Students who enroll in this program will receive in-class support, along with the job placement assistance.
To learn more about the TPS Transformation Plan and the work that went into the plan's development, please continue reading...