Our Curriculum

TCP Academy’s curriculum is designed to: 

  • Utilize a project-based learning model that reinforces core subject content

  • Expect learners to master concepts before moving on

  • Provide and connect students to real-world experiences

  • Foster design thinking around community issues and business ideas

  • Provide various methods of demonstrating knowledge

  • Create learning portfolios for each student

  • Deliver content in a multi-age, open-spaced learning environment

  • Provide career readiness and awareness opportunities, including field trips and guest speakers

  • Increase student’s confidence, self-esteem and self-worth 

  • Enhance learner's social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual competencies, including mindfulness and breathwork

  • Give students ample time to explore their individual passions & interests

  • Be engaging, adaptive and FUN!

Curriculum Approach

We use two non-traditional approaches to learning that ensure deep understanding and comprehension of curriculum content: 

 

1. TCP Academy's project-based learning model intertwines Civics, Business fundamentals, Entrepreneurship and Leadership development, Art, Spirituality and Life skills into the four core subject areas.

 

We believe that it is essential for middle school students to start engaging in real-world, hands on projects and activities that make meaningful connections and the content they are learning relatable to their lives . By connecting students to these hands on projects, students learn about potential job opportunities, the workforce and how to become leaders, start to develop and strengthen a sense of self-agency, find a sense of purpose and direction, and find ways to engage in and serve the needs of their community.

For Mathematics, students will use an online platform or workbooks that give them the ability to learn at their own pace. Such platforms and workbooks have built in assessments that are mastery focused, allowing students to slow down when needed and advance on to the next level once mastery is met. 

Built into the daily schedule is physical and mental health and social & emotional activities ensuring we are meeting all the needs of our students. 

2. Socratic and dialectic style group conversations and activities, including reflective journaling and public speaking.

 

We believe that it is essential for middle school students to start engaging in deep, critical thinking about themselves, their local communities and the world we live in, through verbal and written expression. We believe it is imperative that students learn how to have constructive conversations with their peers around "hot" topics that are emotional to learn how to appreciate difference perspectives and learn to listen intently and effectively. We believe students must become familiar with and comfortable speaking in front of others, specifically in a public setting amongst individuals of multiple ages.