How Online Education Works
Texas Online Preparatory School uses curriculum and services provided by Stride K12. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.
For grades 9–12, TOPS uses the Stride K12 high school program. Whether they are targeting a top-tier, 4-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career, TOPS students are prepared to maximize their post-high school success.
Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At Texas Online Preparatory School all students interact with one or more licensed teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through e-mail, telephone, and online meetings. Each TOPS family is provided boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, DVDs, science lab supplies, and other hands-on resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, so students receive instruction using the best method for each subject.
Extensive School Support System
TOPS also provides an extensive support system to both you and your child—a collaboration between teachers, counselors, school community, and you. In grades 3–8, you serve as a Learning Coach, working closely with the Student Team to facilitate your child’s progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. All TOPS teachers are state licensed and trained in their specific subject areas. There are also monthly events and outings, so the entire school community can keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
In addition to providing individualized learning, as an online public school, TOPS provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.