From its inception in 1849, TPS remains a progressive, forward-thinking school district. While the definition of this has changed over the years, Toledo Public Schools continues to offer its students the ability to build their best future.
What does this mean in today’s education landscape? We’ve outlined some of the unique options and programs offered by TPS that help students not only be successful in their schooling, but build careers.
TPS Student-Focused Programs
Magnet Schools Offering Specialized Instruction:
While the traditional high schools remain a part of the TPS structure, there are now four magnet schools within the district. These schools offer specialized instruction in high-growth industries, giving students the ability to learn the skills that will help them launch a successful career while still in high school.
These magnet schools include:
- Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo: A combination of two Career Tech Programs (The Aviation Center and the Natural Science Technology Center) and the newest magnet school, the Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo will be housed in a renovated building at the Toledo Express Airport. Students can start the application process by clicking here: ANSAT application
- Jones Leadership Academy: This High School of Business is a place for students who envision themselves as future business or community leaders. This TPS academy offers college prep for students in 7th through 12th grades, with a business-themed curriculum that includes marketing, finance and supply chain management.
- Toledo Technology Academy: The perfect place for students who want to learn how things work! Toledo Technology Academy has a Career Tech focus in Engineering and Science Technologies. Students have the chance to earn college credits while at this academy, as well as industry credentials and employment through internships and apprenticeships, thanks to the business partnerships TPS has with more than 50 local companies!
- Toledo Early College: Designed to accelerate students into college courses at The University of Toledo, this magnet school offers a college preparatory program to students in 7th through 12th grades. Students attending Toledo Early College can earn an associate degree from The University of Toledo or 60+ college credits, all while also experiencing a typical high school experience with their peers.
The College Credit Plus Program
Another program offered to students within the TPS district is the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. This allows high school students to enroll in classes at colleges or universities, earning credits for both their high school and college transcripts.
The program enables students to take advantage of a wider variety of options. The courses are of no cost to the student as long as the college course is also taken for high school graduation credit — this includes tuition, textbooks, materials and any other fees.
Students Have Choices at TPS
The students within the Toledo Public Schools district have choices. They are able to decide between several TPS schools, allowing them to have a hand in creating the best high school experience possible.