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TLC Sum-Con 2021

Your academy teachers spent the first week of summer break working together to prepare for the return to full in-person instruction this year! This annual TLC staff retreat is always something the teacher team looks forward to. Sum-Con 2021 was memorable! If you want to learn more:

  • Ask Mr. Williamson why he was walking laps around the game room.
  • Ask Ms. Ternes who's the best at the card game 'Play Nine.'
  • Ask Mr. Key who's the best at Chess and his recipe for consuming raw oysters.
  • Ask Mr. Beckstead what happened to his favorite pillow.
  • Ask Ms. Galindo about the gratitude activity she facilitated.
  • Ask Mr. Taylor where his band performed this summer.
  • Ask Mrs. Cailotto about the surprises she planned for the team.
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TLC Classroom Learning

The TLC Academy is a California Partnership Academy (CPA) program with additional grant-funding from the California Department of Education (CDE). CPA programs follow a cohort model. Grade level cohorts have academic and career elective courses together with TLC teachers, in academy exclusive sections on A/B days. The 2021-22 TLC grade level

cohort courses are as follows:

  • 10th Grade - TLC World History (1st, Mr. Williamson), TLC Chemistry/Earth Systems (4th, Mr. Beckstead) TLC ROP Developmental Psychology of Children (7th, Mrs. Cailotto), TLC English 10 (8th, Ms. Ternes).
  • 11th Grade - TLC US History (1st, Mr. Taylor), TLC English 11 (4th, Ms. Ternes), Core (5th, Mrs. Cailotto), TLC Algebra 2 (7th Ms. Galindo).
  • 12th Grade - TLC Internship (1st, Mrs Cailotto; plus optional 2nd period double-block), TLC Econ/Gov (5th, Mr. Key).

TLC Work Experience

For over two decades, TLC Academy students have been impacting the community by supporting teachers and learners at local elementary schools*, middle schools*, and on campus at Liberty.

  • TLC Sophomores work at Garin Elementary School one-two times per month as Lunch Recess Mentors and 2nd Grade Reading Buddies during 7th period. The class walks together and back with Mrs. Cailotto and adult chaperone(s).
  • TLC Juniors work with cooperating Mentor Teachers as job-shadowing interns on alternating Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays during 5th period. Job-shadowing interns report to mentor teachers by 8:15 and leave in time to make it to 6th period on campus. Interns submit a 'timesheet' each period and mentors are emailed to verify interns' self-reported timesheets.
  • TLC Seniors work with cooperating Mentor Teachers as prospective teaching interns on alternating Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays during 1st. An additional, 2nd period section is available for students who can take two periods of Internship. As described above, intern timesheets and mentor feedback is closely monitored each period.

*Important Notice for 2021-2022

Off campus work experience requires full Covid vaccination, as per Brentwood Union School District policy for campus volunteers (high school interns, parent helpers, student teachers, etc.). TLC students who choose off campus work experience submit Covid proof of vaccination to LHS Registrar, Ms. Weil (office in A3).

TLC Field Trips & Events

Field Trips for 10-12

TLC Academy students will be visiting 2-3 college campuses during the 2021-2022 school year, plus a fun and educational field trip in May. Senior TLC Leaders help to plan and implement these trips, which are free to students. Due to Covid restrictions, field trip dates and locations are still to-be-determined.

Events for 10-12

Watch announcements and listen in class for dates and details! TLC Events vary from year-to-year, depending on student interest and availability. To name a few:

  • TLC Fam Socials - ice cream, movies, theme gatherings.
  • TLC Theater Night - watch Playmakers perform fall play and spring musical.
  • TLC on Ice - ice-skating and snacks at downtown Brentwood On Ice

Class of 2022 Senior Events

Academy grads agree these are the most memorable and meaningful events for seniors:

  • Mock Job Fair - December
  • Senior Send-Off - April/May

Q1 TLC Social

Wednesday, Aug. 18th, 12:45pm


Stop by D1 after the minimum day on Aug 18. We will have food (outside), music, games and prizes!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.