TEXAS ONLINE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL

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1955 LAKEWAY DR STE 250B
LEWISVILLE, TX 75057
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Huntsville Isd
  • Students/Teacher:
  • Students/Grade: 18.8
  • Number Students: 75
  • Number Teachers: 0
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4478
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
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    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "The classes are lengthy, with 24+ page slideshows, and a quiz due each day. Weekly, there is usually a 1200 word essay or an experiment depending on what the class is. The classwork is far to "rigorous" to get done in one day, in seven different classes, which makes falling behind easy, and catching up almost impossible."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-07-01
    "The teachers here are very clearly over worked and over spread, with most covering 2-4 classes each. While most of the teachers were friendly, they were often hard to get a hold of and very spotty with their grading. Also, it was not unusual to start the semester with one teacher and end it with another."
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    Posted 2016-06-01
    "Every teacher I've had has taught at a brick and mortar school before coming to virtual school, so they are knowledgeable and experienced. However, while it's not that the teachers are unfriendly or lazy, there are only a few teachers who truly dedicate themselves to providing the best teaching experience, even if it's only online. Oftentimes, submitted assignments will not be graded until weeks after the submission date, and most teachers fail to give feedback to follow up their grading. Texas Online Preparatory School used to be a smaller school, so there are less teachers, but each year, there are more students to teach. This leads to class sizes well into the hundreds, and teachers who are each teaching 2-4 courses. This means you can end up having the same teacher for every year of math or English, but this also means the teacher is often over-worked and response times can be slow. From personal experience, there are many times when a teacher leaves abruptly in the middle of the year, and you have to get acquainted with a new teacher mid-semester. However, I found all teachers to be friendly and personable, and tutoring sessions are offered once or twice a week."
    Topic: Academics | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "Texas Online Preparatory School claims to be rigorous, and that is true. However, it is not because the coursework is challenging. Lessons commonly consist of 10-20+ pages of text that you must read through for each of your courses. In addition, the workload is huge, with an average US History class expecting a 1200 word essay, online reading, textbook reading, and a quiz all done in the same day, with an expected course time of 1 hour, which is well below what it would take anyone to do this amount of work. Granted, some teachers will cut out certain lessons or projects to reduce the workload, but a majority of the work must be completed. Deadlines are not enforced, but it's very easy to get behind, and it's stressful to catch back up. The high workload has definitely been one of the worst things about attending TOPS. It's very similar to working at an office job, and there are long hours spent staring at a computer screen. I have frequently heard my teachers and other students complain about stinging eyes and headaches. It's not for someone who cannot sit for long periods of time. Each school day can range from 7+ hours, and an average school day is anywhere between 10-12 hours, which doesn't leave you much time to do anything else."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "If I could get a do-over, I would definitely not choose Texas Online Preparatory School. As a college-bound student, I found a lot of things lacking. The AP programs offered were limited, and the teacher I had for AP Psychology had a degree in Human Geography, and this was the same across the board. Teachers are moved around and teach classes they don't seem qualified to teach, which can impact a person's understanding of a subject. The electives are also limited, I have taken most of what is offered in a span of 4 semesters. The electives themselves are lacking, and I certainly don't feel that I've learned much from taking these. For example, forensic science is usually done in a lab, but every lab was virtual, uninteresting, and not educational. Anthropology consisted of learning endless specialised vocabulary and writing an essay every few days. Music Appreciation involved filling out practice logs and clicking through 14 pages of the history of different genres of music. Teachers can also edit and remove certain parts of the education, as my music teacher did when she cut out every lesson concerning music theory in the course. While I understand this is a virtual school, these courses have not helped me grow as a student, and I feel they could have been much better. Clubs were unorganised and noneducational, for example, my robotics club met once a month to hear my teacher read robotics articles from Popular Mechanic for an hour. My last critique is probably the most important when it comes to your actual experience. This school claims to be rigorous, and it is. However, for all the wrong reasons. Its rigour comes from having to click through and read 24 pages of text for a lesson, and because you are expected to attend online synchronous sessions each of which last for an hour, once a week, for all your courses, in addition to your coursework, which is upward 7 hours. This leads to 10+ hour school days, which is rigorous, but not for the reason stated."
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