Teachers Preparatory High School
9th Grade Parent MeetingTeachers Preparatory High School
Senior Letter 12/18/2023Teachers Preparatory High School
Student Government: Campaign Video: Kierra McKnight
Kierra has spoken! Who's next?Teachers Preparatory High School
Dress Like a Celebrity
Check out the celebrities who visited our school yesterday! Click video link below.Teachers Preparatory High School
Spirit Week (October 23-27)Teachers Preparatory High School
Parent Teacher Conference (Replay)
In case you missed it, see the information from our first Parent Teacher Conference of the new school year (9/28/2023)Teachers Preparatory High School
Chat & Chew Powerpoint
For those parents who could not attend our virtual meeting on September 21, please see the attached presentation so that you are up to date with everything TPHS.Teachers Preparatory High School
Message From The Principal
Dear Teachers Preparatory High School Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health and high spirits. As we gear up for a brand-new academic year, I am thrilled to extend my warmest welcome to you as the newly appointed Principal of Teachers Preparatory High School. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Principal and guide our students towards a year of social and academic growth, achievement, and a true sense of belonging.
At Teachers Preparatory High School, we are committed to fostering an environment where every student experiences a strong sense of belonging. We understand the profound impact that a supportive community can have on a student's academic journey. Our initiatives are designed to create a classroom climate that not only affirms each student's uniqueness, but also celebrates their diverse backgrounds and propel them toward academic success. We firmly believe that when students feel a sense of belonging, they thrive academically and emotionally.
One of our key initiatives is to ensure that academic excellence is at the forefront of our educational approach. We are dedicated to providing your child with challenging and intellectually stimulating learning experiences that prepare them for success in a rapidly evolving world. Our esteemed team of educators is passionate about nurturing critical thinking skills, encouraging creativity, and cultivating a love for learning. Through our dual credit, advanced placement courses, culinary program, and art-related programs, we strive to prepare students for life beyond high school.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we have implemented a dress code to instill a sense of pride and unity within our student body. Students are required to wear polo shirts adorned with our school's logo, along with black or khaki pants, and knee-length skirts with thighs. School shirts may be purchased from BBNH Customs Design. This uniform not only reflects our shared identity, but also promotes a focused and inclusive learning environment. Please visit our website https://www.teachersprep.org for more information. Use this link to access the School Store and purchase the uniform: Home | Teachers Prep School Shop (square.site)
This year we will fully implement the Yondr phone system. Students will be required to encase their phones in Yondr pouches when they enter the building daily, to focus their attention on learning. They will unlock their pouches to regain access to their phones at the end of the school day. Please visit the school’s website for more detailed information about this system.
Please know that we are here to support you and your family's needs. We have planned several events that will allow us to engage with you this year. These will be listed on the monthly calendar we will send home and post on the school’s website. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 23K697@schools.nyc.gov or call us at (718) 498.2605. Our dedicated staff is committed to working closely with you to ensure that your child's educational journey is a rewarding and fulfilling one.
With great enthusiasm, I am looking forward to an exciting and academically engaging year at Teachers Preparatory High School. Together, we will create an environment where our students not only succeed academically but also flourish as confident and compassionate individuals.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. Here's to a year filled with learning, growth, and memorable experiences.
Dr. Jennifer Shirley-Brown
PrincipalTeachers Preparatory High School
Bell Schedule 2023-2024Teachers Preparatory High School
Day One of Our Educational Journey
Welcome to Your Red Carpet
Midwinter Recess, schools closedTeachers Preparatory High School
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SHOWCASETeachers Preparatory High School
Evening Parent-Teacher ConferencesTeachers Preparatory High School
Afternoon Parent-Teacher ConferencesTeachers Preparatory High School
Easter Weekend, schools closedTeachers Preparatory High School
Eid al-Fitr, schools closedTeachers Preparatory High School
College Tours: Culinary Arts at Monroe College November 2023
Gallery Walk: January 31, 2024
"Dads Take Your Child To School Day" 9/21/23
Summer Bridge Program
Incoming 9th grade students collaborated to create a logo and tagline depicting their summer learning experiences.
Students completing dual-credit college courses meet with Monroe College President, Marc Jerome, to discuss their progress and career pathway goals.
At Teachers Preparatory High School we partner with students and families to achieve success.
Upcoming Event: FAFSA Night, TBA
TPS is excited to share with you our summer experience with the Peer Forward program. This summer four of the eight students nominated to be peer leaders will attend Nazareth College in upstate NY for a three day training. These students will work together to train peers throughout the school year providing exposure to multiple colleges, completing the FAFSA form early and build leadership skills. Congratulations to the following students:
Jonathan Aponte, Derrick Burgess, Kierra McKnight, Helen Pachon, Aleya Roberson-Foster
Follow them on Instagram @tps_peer_forward
Read about Peer Forward in the New York Times! Click here.
Learn more about Peer Forward by clicking here.
Across the country, high school seniors are getting ready to embark on a career path that starts with college. Your donation makes it possible for teams of Peer Leaders to mobilize all their classmates to do what it takes to get on the highway to higher education. Donate today, and more students from low-income communities will achieve their college and career dreams.
Peer Group Connect
Upcoming Event: Family Night, TBD
Peer Group Connection (PGC) is an evidence-based program that supports and eases students’ successful transition from middle to high school. The program taps into the power of high school juniors and seniors to create a nurturing environment for incoming freshmen. Once per week, pairs of junior and senior peer leaders meet with groups of 6-8 freshmen in outreach sessions designed to strengthen relationships among students across grades. These peer leaders are simultaneously enrolled in a daily, for-credit, year-long leadership course taught by school faculty during regular school hours.
Services found that, among other major results, PGC improves the graduation rates of student participants in an inner city public school by ten percentage points and cuts by half the number of male students who would otherwise drop out.
What is Peer to Peer Mentoring?
- Increase the number of students engaged in a peer-to-peer mentorship programs
- Implement a college and career readiness curriculum into each program
- Promote positive changes in youths’ attitudes towards themselves, others, and their future
- Support school transitions and/or new school environments
- Increase high school attendance and graduation
- Equip youth with leadership skills
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