High School Academics
High School Curriculum
Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) knows success is not a single destination, and the journey can take many turns. But no matter the path, we believe in unlocking every learner's potential by meeting them where they are and helping them reach their goals.
Explore Our Courses
As students move through middle school and into high school, their work becomes increasingly independent. High school courses are designed for students targeting a four-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career.
In high school courses, students:
- Learn grade-level content
- Complete coursework that might require writing or research projects
- Tackle problems that require analytical thinking
Stride Career Prep at TOPS
Your teen can gain a competitive edge for the future—whether that includes college, a career, or both. The Stride Career Prep program allows students to explore career options and participate in specialized, career-related experiences. Students can choose from a broad range of courses in these career pathways: Arts, AV & Technology; Business, Marketing & Finance; Health Science; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security; Manufacturing. They can also prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation.**
Get a Head Start by Earning College Credits Now
At Texas Online Preparatory School, eligible students in grade 11 and 12 are highly encouraged to enroll tuition-free in up to two courses per semester through a unique relationship with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) and apply college credit to both their school diploma and a post-secondary degree. Courses must align with the student's graduation plan and a "C" or better must be earned in order to receive credit.
Eligibility is based on the admissions policies of the university; however, there is an approval process through TOPS to ensure the course is cleared for high school credit and to determine how it will be applied to the student's transcript. Contact your counselor for more details.
*The Stride K12 high school catalog is a complete list of the high school courses Stride K12 provides. While TOPS offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every Stride K12 high school course is available to TOPS students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to an enrollment consultant during the enrollment process.
**Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.