College Prep Academy
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College Prep Academy, TPS 501
OUR STUDENTS' FIRST DAYS!
We CAUGHT UP WITH STUDENTS AT THEIR HOMESCHOOLS
Carolyn Parker - Early College Program Student and Washburn University Student
On Friday, August 19, 2022, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of TPS 501, the College Prep Staff, Washburn University Faculty, and TPS Administration honored Carolyn Parker as the second student admitted into the Early College Program at Washburn University.
Carolyn is an 11th-grade Topeka West High School and College Prep Academy student. Carolyn's academic achievements, attendance, discipline, and self-motivation, as well as family support, made her eligible for this unique program. In 2024, Carolyn will graduate from Topeka West with her high school diploma and Associate Degree in Liberal Arts.
The Early College Program is open to rising 11th grade students who meet eligibility requirements.
Catching up with 10th Grade Scholar Jo'Mhara Benning
How has the transition between Topeka High School and TCALC been for you? What do you plan on studying in College?
"The transition from my homeschool to the pathway is pretty smooth. I enjoy learning new things about my future career. The environment is nice and we have the resources we need within reach. I come to TCALC for the Sports Medicine pathway. I’m enjoying the class very much because of the teacher and the environment. Coming to TCALC has exposed me to many different opportunities.
I want to be a Sports Attorney. Arkansas has all the degrees that I need as well as an amazing softball program. I am very interested in Arkansas." - Jo'
JC Penny Trip for 7th and 8th Grade Scholars
Thanks to the generosity of Lewis Toyota, College Prep students will travel to JCPenning on Friday, September 2, 2022, to be measured and fitted for an additional set of professional attire.
We will depart TCALC at 8:30 am and plan on returning to TCALC by 10 am in time for students to take the bus from TCALC to their home schools. If we are running late, the bus that transports us to JCPenny will return students to their home schools.
If you have any questions, please call Ms. Foster at 314.495.9876.
College Prep Fall Workshop
The College Prep annual jacketing ceremony will take place on September 21, 2022, 4:00 p.m at TCALC, 500 SW Tuffy Kellogg.
This is a solemn ceremony where parents will jacket their 7th and 8th grade students in the same manner as doctors receiving their first physician's jacket. Parents and students will pledge support for their student as well as the college prep program.
* Changes to the schedule were made due to Topeka Public Schools Homecoming on Friday, September 23rd.
Please see the updated schedule: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t5hif9xf5pucBJ-cXgW-SZ4q8Md6_W_p/view?usp=sharing
It's never too early to start planning for college! Check out the list of resources on our website!
Each Wednesday, and on special occasions, students and staff dress in professional attire wearing a navy blue business jacket, khaki pants, white button down dress shirt, and tie.
We have jackets available for use or families can elect to purchase one for their child. Parents purchase the shirt, khaki pants, and tie.
We will begin wearing professional attire the Wednesday following the September 21 Jacketing Ceremony.
Please contact Mrs. King (email@example.com) if there are any questions or concerns.