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Programs

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Painting
5
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
2
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Environmental
Foreign languages
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Science
Technology
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Independent study
Individually guided instruction
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Instructional / curriculum models used (misc.) Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Early childhood program offered No

Support

13
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Extra learning resources (misc.) High School Counseling
Level of ESL/ELL programming None
Level of special education programming None
Facilities Sports Fields
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 86% 26%
Black 7% 6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Hispanic 2% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
8
Boys Sports
including: Volleyball
13
Clubs
including: Technology club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Kickball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Flag football
Football
Kickball
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Coed teams
Girls sports (misc.) Coed teams
Clubs Chess club
Community service
Debate
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Technology club
Woodshop
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 7:30 AM

Culture

Dress code None
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Northminster Preschool
  Unitarian Cooperative Preschool
  La Jolla Methodist Church Nursery School
Students typically continue on to these schools The Bishop's School
  San Diego High School, School of International Studies
  Francis Parker School

Teachers

12
Staff
including: Robotics / Technology specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Computer specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Learn more Http://tcps.org/admissions/
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $13000
Tuition range (high) $15000
For the year 2011-2012
Vouchers accepted No
Financial aid offered Yes
Financial aid type School-based aid
# of applications received 50
For the year 2011-2012
# of students accepted 30
For the year 2011-2012

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012