At TP Schools we recognize that Jesus Christ is the source of all knowledge and that according to Proverbs 10:14, “Wise men lay up knowledge.” The Bible is the guide for life; therefore, the Bible is a recognized part of the curriculum of TP Schools. All students are required to attend and participate in Morning Chapel, which includes learning Bible Stories, Memorizing Bible verses, and practical Christian Training.
TP Schools implements & integrates the following curriculums:
1st – 8th Grades: Envision for Math, Reading Street for ELA, and Science published by Pearson
K - 8th Foreign Language by Rosetta Stone (Grades K-3, must take Spanish; Grades 4-6 may choose 1 of 21 languages offered )
STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math) integrated throughout all grades & subjects.
Electives: Computer Technology, Etiquette, Bible Explorations, Home Economics (Grades 3-8) and Physical Education, Character Counts. ( course offerings will vary by quarter)
ELECTIVES (Kindergarten – 8th Grade)
These classes will be required of TP Students. They will receive a grade in each of these classes.
MUSIC CLASS/ BAND/CHOIR
Students will log on daily to spend 30-35 minutes of Spanish Class. They will be able to progress at their own rate. However, benchmarks will be set for each class. Students in Grades 4-7th will be allowed to choose a foreign language. They can only change one time during a school year.
STANDARDIZED TESTS/ OTHER EXAMS
NWEA administered Fall, Winter, Spring (3rd - 8th grades)
I-READ- 3rd Grade (March/April) Indiana requires ALL students to pass for promotion to 4th grade.
ISTEP 3rd – 8th Grade (Spring)
Benchmark (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Unit Assessments administered weekly.
Check your ENGRADE for testing schedules & announcements!
The Resource program provides targeted intervention and educational programs for students with academic needs beyond those in the traditional classroom. TPS Resource Program will focus primarily on Math and ELA.
ELEMENTARY GRADING SCALE
The Elementary grading scale is as follows:
A+ = 100-98 B+ = 89-87 C+ = 79-77 D+ = 69-67 F =59%
A = 97-94 B = 86-84 C = 76-74 D = 66-64
A- = 93-90 B- = 83-80 C- = 73-70 D- = 63-60
S=Satisfactory O=Outstanding I=Improving N=Needs Improvement
Please use Engrade to communicate and stay informed about your child’s academic progress!
Reports will be issued every 4 wks.
Please sign and return form by the following Monday
Parent or Teacher may request a conference to discuss progress of student.
ACADEMIC & CHARACTER AWARD
A+ CLUB QUALIFICATION
The A+ Club is open for all students in grades K -8th. It is required that you obtain 15 A+ as a result of assessments & quizzes. Students must also exhibit Excellent Eagle Behavior. Although A+ is recognized as 100-98 points, we are recognizing those who accomplish 100% correct for the A+ Club. Beginning August 2013, students will also have to be on time for school and have perfect attendance for membership in the A+ Club. Only excused absences/tardiness accepted. Membership is only for one semester.
CHRISTIAN HONOR SOCIETY
Recognition will be given to students in Grades 3-7th, who has displayed a high level of Christian character and integrity. This award is chosen by the teaching staff and is based on the following criteria: respect, attentiveness, integrity, a servant’s heart, and a good steward of time and talent.
A plaque will be presented each year during our End of the Year General Assembly to the students who have combined excellence in academics and Christian character. This award is the highest honor given by Turning Point Schools. The recipient of this award is chosen by the teaching staff, the decision is based on the following criteria: character, leadership, courage, service, and scholarship.
Students that have not missed more than the equivalent of one day per semester will be acknowledged for this award during our final General Assembly.
Students will be given a Bible Memory Log. They will receive a sticker for each time they successful quote the memory verse given for the week. At the end of the year student will be awarded. You cannot miss more than three times.
The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929
Any student who participates in our Spelling Bee program will receive recognition. We participate in the National Scripps Spelling Bee Competition. It is for grades Four & Up. Our students in grades K-3rd are encouraged to participate in the TPS Spelling Bee. Spelling Bee preparation will begin in September this year
FIELD TRIPS / EXTRACURRICULAR
Field trips are an important part of the educational experience.
All students will have an opportunity to go on a fieldtrip.
A small fee may be charged, depending on the field trip.
Permission slips are signed with your application during enrollment.
Homeroom teacher will provide information to parent about field trip.
Parents are encouraged to chaperones and are requested to wear appropriate modest attire
(business casual, no revealing attire, no excessive jewelry).
ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities is determined every 3 weeks.
Student must maintain acceptable behavior/conduct according to school handbook
If a student does not maintain the required academic or conduct standards, they are deemed ineligible until acceptable progress is maintained for 2 weeks.
A student is considered ineligible if he/she has two or more D’s
A student becomes eligible when all classes meet acceptable cumulative averages.
Students desiring to participate with the Student Council must meet the following requirements:
They must be an example of good conduct and behavior before their peers.
They must maintain a “C” grade or above in all main courses.
The Student body will vote positions on the board.
If student does not maintain exemplar grades or conduct they may forfeit position.
Must meet tardy and absence requirement guidelines outlined.
Summer Enrichment is mandatory for students that need additional remediation in order to master state standards.
All students are welcomed to attend!
It is FREE to all students who attend TP Schools.
Enrichment is for 3 weeks during the summer.