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Texas Online Preparatory School Welcomes Students for 2018-19 School Year


Students Return to Online Public School on August 15

Students at Texas
Online Preparatory School
(TOPS), a full-time online public school,
will begin their 2018-19 school year on August 15, simply by turning on
their computers. Authorized by the Huntsville Independent School
District, TOPS serves students statewide in grades 3-12.

Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by
state-certified teachers, TOPS offers each student a personalized
learning experience.

Accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and AdvancED, TOPS
provides learners with a rigorous education. To attend, students must
have met a minimum passing standard on the previous year's STAAR scores,
have had 90 percent attendance during the previous school year, been
promoted to the next grade level, and show proof of prior Texas public
school enrollment. In addition, high school students must be on track to

TOPS excels in helping students reach their academic goals, setting them
up for success in college and beyond. The school offers robust programs
for advanced learners, including Pre-AP and Advanced Placement®
courses for high school students, as well as dual credit opportunities,
where qualifying students can take college courses.

"Our unique approach to personalized learning, combined with innovative
technology and dedicated teachers, helps students become empowered to
learn," said Forrest Smith, head of school at Texas Online Preparatory
School. "TOPS also provides students the tools necessary for them to
become equipped for success. We believe it's our responsibility to equip
and empower students in both learning and life."

Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core
subjects of English/language arts, math, science, and history, as well
as world languages, art, music, and electives. The dedicated
state-certified teachers at TOPS facilitate lessons during live,
interactive online classes, and interact with students and families via
phone, email, web-based classrooms, and online discussions, which allows
them to build close partnerships with parents and students to support
academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe
learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from
across the state.

Throughout the school year, TOPS fosters a sense of community through
in-person field trips, social outings, and service learning
opportunities. TOPS also celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person
commencement ceremony in the spring. Additionally, virtual clubs and
student organizations allow students to further explore their interests
together in the online setting.

TOPS is still accepting enrollments for this fall. Interested families
are encouraged to attend online information sessions hosted by the
school. To learn more, visit
or download the K12
enrollment app
for iOS and Android devices.

About Texas Online Preparatory School

Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is an accredited, full-time
online public school that serves students statewide in grades 3-12. TOPS
is tuition-free for Texas residents and is made possible through a
partnership between Huntsville Independent School District and K12 Inc.
(NYSE:LRN), the nation's leading provider of K-12 proprietary
curriculum and online education programs. For more information about
TOPS, visit

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