COVID 19 Updates (8/10/2020)
The TMCC campus is closed to the Plubic until the end of August. However, staff is allowed to return to the campus. To contact school, please call us at 775-674-7660 or email us at TMCCHIGH@washoeschools.net.
Q1: If we choose distance learning (DL) for our student, will they still be able to participate as part of the school community?
A: Yes absolutely. Our DL students will be progress monitored by their actual teachers as they work on their Edgenuity courses. Teachers will be available to answer questions. Furthermore, our Enrichment, Math Support, and Running Start classes will all be facilitated by our TMCC HS teachers for students who have selected DL. Students who have selected DL can still participate in yearbook, student leadership and all school meetings. Our all school meetings will be hosted virtually as we start the Fall Semester. We are working on plans to connect new students with student mentors to help integrate new students into our student body.
Q2: Our senior is enrolled in all college class plus Running Start. Will they still be able to meet in person with their Running Start teacher?
A: Yes, if you have selected the hybrid learning model for your student then they will be able to attend every other class for Running Start in person. This will result in meeting in person with their running start classmates approximately two times each month.
Q3: We have selected the hybrid (or DL) model for our student. Can we change our mind once school starts?
A: The add/drop window for credit bearing courses is the first four weeks of the semester. During this window we will work with families to make whatever changes are necessary. If your student starts out in DL (or hybrid) and you determine it is not a good fit, then we will absolutely work with you to make the necessary changes. After the first four weeks it is our very strong recommendation that students stay in their selected program for the duration of the semester. While Edgenuity is aligned with our district standards, the order of lessons, learning activities, and pacing may vary significantly form the instruction provides by our teachers. This makes transitioning between hybrid and DL very challenging for students. We understand that exceptional circumstances may occur. Any changes after the first four weeks of the semester will require a parent conference with our counselor and administration.
Q4: We have decided DL is best for our student. Can they still attend yearbook (or whichever individual class) in person?
A: Yes! If you have selected DL but there is a specific class you would like your student to attend in person, we will be more than happy to accommodate. In this case they would attend that one class via the hybrid model, attending every other class. Please reach out to me or our counselor, Mrs. Kati Swanson, if this is something you would like to arrange.
Q5: What supplies will my student need for this fall semester?
A: Tough question as our supply lists of old are largely being tossed out the window… we are making every effort this year to move towards contactless practices in our classrooms. To that end the number one most important supply will be a device for digital learning. We recommend a fully functional device (rather than a phone, tablet, or Chromebook) that can be used for applications required in both high school and college classes. A device that your student can take with them to school would be ideal. Please reach out to us if this is an issue as we do have a limited number of devices that we can loan to students.
Q6: When can we see out student’s schedule?
A: Now! Infinite Campus (for high school classes) and MyTMCC Portal are both live and should show student schedules. Room numbers are still subject to change for high school classes… will be finalized this week. If you are having trouble, please reach out to us for support. When your student logs into Infinite Campus they will see if they are assigned to Distance Learning, TMCC Maroon, or TMCC Silver. Maroon and Silver are the two hybrid learning groups. The Maroon group will start in-person classes on Monday and Tuesday (August 17th and 18th). The Silver group will start in-person classes on Wednesday and Thursday (August 19th and 20th). If you are having trouble viewing your assigned group, please note that will be sending a reminder email to each group by the end of the day on Tuesday, August 11th to clarify the in-person start dates.
Q7: Our student is new to TMCC HS… what orientation information is available?
A: Please see the “New Student Orientation/Information” page on our school website. Click HERE to access.
Q8: Our student is new to TMCC HS… how will they know where to go on the first day?
A: All students should enter campus via the Red Mountain Student Center entrance indicated on the map. We will be greeting students at the entrance on the first days of classes to help point them towards the correct classrooms. Click here for the map.
Q9: Are Bootcamps happening this year for new students?
A: Yes, but in a shorter & small-group format. New Juniors will receive an invitation to attend a Bootcamp session on Tuesday, August 18th. Sophomores will be invited to attend a session on Thursday, August 20th. During these sessions we will go over schedules, college survival skills, and have a brief campus tour. We will also hold virtual Bootcamp sessions. Please see our website HERE for Bootcamp information from previous school years.
Q10: What additional information is available regarding safety procedures?
A: Please click HERE to access additional COVID-19 information and reopening plans provided by WCSD. At TMCC High School we will be following all district guidelines and, in addition, specific guidelines for the TMCC campus. This includes cleaning protocols to be followed between each class. You should have received an invitation from the district to attend a F.A.S.T. (Families And Staff Together 4 Kids) webinar on Wednesday, 8.12.2020 at 6:00 PM to further address self-screening, using face coverings, and supporting mental health. Please let us know if you need this invitation to be forwarded to you. Please click here for self-screening tools or here ffor spanish.
*Starting July 12, 2020 - The Parr/Dandini Blvd Bridge will be Closed. You will need to use Clear Acre Lane to Access TMCC. This project will conclude in November.
Please continue to check the TMCC and/or TMCC HS websites for any further updates.
Your Future Now!TMCC High School is a middle college high school for mature, motivated 10th -12th grade students interested in adding value to a high school diploma by simultaneously working toward a certificate of achievement or an associate degree!TMCC High School offers multiple options for students who are focused on their future:
General Information for Interested Students:
- Degree-seeking students enjoy the academic focus of college classes as they work toward an associate degree.
- Career-focused students enjoy the flexibility and focus of the applied sciences college courses as they work toward a technical certificate.
- Minimum GPA 2.5, but higher is recommended
- Must have good attendance and behavior
- Cannot be credit deficient
- Students take both high school and college classes
- Tuition-free college credits
- An Education Plan to work toward a technical certificate or a degree upon high school graduation
- Small class sizes and flexible scheduling
- College resources, labs, learning centers, tutors, and activities.
- Instruction from college instructors
- High school classes that offer project-based instruction with highly qualified instructors
- The 2020-2021 application is due February 28, 2020 by 3:00 pm. At this time we are no longer taking applications for the 2020-21 school year.
TMCC High School provides a rich educational experience through rigorous high school and dual-credit college courses, so our students will graduate college- and career-ready.
A community college provides an ideal environment for motivated students to complete high school in a mature setting with expectations for academic and civic growth. High expectations and support for student success, a challenging project-based curriculum, opportunities for choice in learning, and a variety of assessment strategies foster high levels of student achievement. Creative, critical and solution-oriented thinking results from a learning community that fosters high expectations for achievement, especially where the educators model and demonstrate expectations for higher-level thinking. The success of each student is positively influenced by a commitment to communication and collaboration among administration, staff, students, parents, the college and the community at large. The community college high school embraces a diverse learning community and provides a safe, accepting environment for students to pursue their academic goals.
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