Toledo Public Schools offers the right school and the right programs for ALL children.

Parents and guardians of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to find out about the choices available to their children, including learning whether a neighborhood school or one of four magnet schools - Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo; Jones Leadership Academy of Business; Toledo Early College and Toledo Technology Academy – is the best fit for your child. Please plan to attend ONE of the following meetings:

February 12: Hawkins Elementary, 5550 W. Bancroft St., 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

February 19: Marshall STEMM Academy,  415 Colburn St., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

February 20: Old West End Academy, 3131 Cambridge St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 21: Elmhurst Elementary, 4530 Elmhurst Rd., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

February 27: Ottawa River Elementary, 4747 290th St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March 4: Beverly Elementary, 3548 S. Detroit Ave., 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

There will be TPS administrators and teachers on hand to review all program options, answer questions and help you complete applications.

Additional Important dates:
February 28: Family Night at Jones Leadership Academy of Business, 430 Nebraska Ave., 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

March 21: Open House: Toledo Technology Academy, 3301 Upton Ave., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

April 23: Open House at Toledo Early College, 2801 W. Bancroft St., 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

May 11 and 12: Open House and Plant Sale at the Natural Science Technology Center,  

May 18 and 19: Aviation Expo at Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo, 1160 W. Airport Service Rd., Swanton

May 19: Open House at the Aerospace & Natural Science Academy of Toledo, 1160 W. Airport Service Rd., Swanton - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Given the unpredictability of winter weather in northwest Ohio, Toledo Public Schools has put together this Q&A to help explain some of the factors that go into deciding when the district delays or closes schools: TPS Weather Q&A

Toledo Public Schools is committed to a student-centered learning environment in which the safety of all students and staff members is the utmost priority.
In an effort to add another layer of safety, there will be a change to procedure when students return to class on Tueday, January 8, 2019. Backpacks, book bags and similar items will NOT be allowed to be carried in the district’s high schools during the school day.

Students will be permitted to bring book bags and backpacks into their school buildings but they MUST be placed in a locker until the end of the day. This is a national best practice to increase safety.

To learn more, please click here: TPS Backpack Policy

Families interested in learning more about the College Credit Plus program have one more chance this school year.

The final district-wide CCP family meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., for families with students in grades 7th through 11th.

Registration is not required.

Students interested in taking classes through the College Credit Plus program in the 2019-2020 school year will need to take the Accuplacer test at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Bowsher. Interested high school students must register with their counselors while elementary students in grades 7 and 8 will register with their counselors, who will pass the names on to the correct high school counselor. 

The final family meeting and the March Accuplacer test will will start the process for students to participate in College Credit Plus classes in the summer and/or fall of 2019.

Kudos to the members of the Young Women of Excellence chapter at East Broadway Elementary, who are working to lift up their schoolmates.

The YWOE members designed a Take What You Need affirmation board - with Post-It notes of positive sayings - and it's been a hit since it went up in November.

Reports are that the affirmation board has been 'such a tremendous success that it has had to be refilled almost daily.'

School officials also report that, without being prompted, "various members of YWOE have taken it upon themselves to write new affirmations and post them. It has been amazing to watch students search the board for just the right words to make their days a little better."