Welcome to The Classes at TNPC

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Junior Service Opportunity

Juniors and their families have the opportunity to serve at the 2013-2014 TNPC Graduation.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up, the reception, and/or clean up afterwards.  Email theclassestnpc@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.

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Registration is Still Underway

Several classes have already filled.  Remember that on Tuesday, April 1st, any new families who have signed up for classes will be added to the rolls, if there is still room.  It is suggested that if you are interested in any classes with us next year, you not wait to sign up. Otherwise, you may be disappointed.

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Lost and Found

We have found a bracelet. If you have lost one, please see Mrs. Wilson in room 203.

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Notice about Upper Level Science Classes

We offer physics and advanced biology each year.  Advanced chemistry usually is taught every other year. We will be offering it again in 2013-2014. So if you think you may want it in the coming school year or the following year, it would be best to sign up for it this coming school year.  Then the following year you can sign up for physics or advanced biology.

Understanding the TNPC Core Curriculum

The Classes at TNPC have been developed to complement one another as students progress from seventh through twelfth grades.  The core curriculum of history, literature, and writing, which is based primarily on Sonlight Curriculum, is designed to develop critical thinking and communication skills, while exposing students to a wide variety of worldviews and grounding them in the Christian faith.

History, literature and writing are intertwined within the TNPC core curriculum. History shares lessons from the past teaching students to analyze not just the facts, but also the decisions and worldviews behind them.  Literature connects students with history on a deeper and more personal level through the great writers and thinkers of each age, whose works reflect the human condition.  Finally, writing teaches students to effectively communicate their own ideas and responses to the ideas they have interacted with in history and literature.

The TNPC core curriculum, which also includes science,  as a whole gradually moves students from the fact-gathering grammar phase, to the relationship-drawing logic phase, and finally to the worldview evaluating and judging phase of rhetoric.  The result of this curriculum over the past eleven years has been graduates with strongly developed critical thinking and communication skills who are able to interact effectively with the world while standing firmly on the foundation of God.

Reminders:

In the event of inclement weather, we will post any information on this page. We follow the Richardson Independent School District.  However, each parent must determine whether they feel it is safe for themselves or their student to drive since some families travel quite a distance.  We do not want to put anyone in an uncomfortable driving condition.