Welcome to The Classes at TNPC
Registration for the 2013-2014 school year
Whether you are:
· Currently enrolled
· Currently enrolled but have dropped at least one class this past year
· New Families wanting to join us in the 2013-2014 school year
All registration begins on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. Specific Registration Instructions can be found under the Classes 2013-2014 tab. That information, as well as all other links and forms, will go up on line all week. It should be completed by Saturday, March 9th.
Graduation for 2014
If you have a student graduating in 2014 and have been attending our classes and wish to graduate with us next year, please contact Rhonda Helmreich at MrsHelmreichTNPC @gmail.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to express your interest.
There is no longer a Conflict on May 2, 2013
We were originally told that Homeschool Six Flags Day was always the first Thursday in May. Normally, May 2nd would be out last scheduled class day. We know Six Flags Day is a fun day for many students and so we were going to try to work around it. We have since found out that Six Flags changed the date to the second Thursday in May (the 10th), so classes will proceed as usual through May 2nd.
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.
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.