Thursday, August 7, 2014

TAYLOR VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY: Where every student has a front row seat!

The goal of TVLA is to provide students with a solid education through an alternative delivery method. Time and place take on a new meaning when students have the flexibility to complete assignments at any time of the day and from any location. While our delivery method may be flexible, our curriculum is solidly aligned with the rigorous Michigan Merit Curriculum and is facilitated by highly qualified, certified instructors.

Students take classes online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to earn their high school diploma while gaining valuable technology skills. Students who attend TVLA enroll as full-time students. Full-time students take all of the classes at TVLA and can earn a diploma from the Taylor School District when they complete all Michigan Merit Curriculum high school graduation requirements.

Instruction is delivered at no cost to the student through a blended program of online courses and the classroom. The online courses are research based, pedagogically robust, engaging,
media rich and highly interactive.

If you have questions, call (313) 295-5757 ext.12815
  • Mentor/Online Facilitator Face-to-Face Consultations
  • No Cost to Student
  • Taylor School District diploma
  • Guidance Counseling Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Available
  • School Social Work Services Available

DISTRICT-WIDE: Register before school begins

New residents, relocating residents, kindergarteners, parochial students or public school academy students returning to the Taylor School District must register for the 2014-15 school year.

New or returning students to the Taylor School District must pre-register at the Pupil Accounting Office at 9551 Westlake (in the board annex) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the summer.

The following items are needed to complete registration:
  • TWO current documents in your name of the 12 listed here to prove residency: Mortgage, rental receipt, lease (must have landlord’s name, address and phone number), bill of sale for place of residence, auto registration, driver’s license or voter registration, water, phone, gas or electric bill (or deposit receipt), or social services papers with address.
  • Court placed documents, if applicable. Birth certificate.
  • Immunization record. Copy of most recent physical.
  • If you have questions, call Pupil Accounting Office at (313) 295-5742
  • Please note: The Pupil Accounting Office will be open Wednesday, August 27th, Thursday, August 28 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, September 2, Wednesday, September 3 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TAYLOR TEEN CENTER: Wraps up 18th annual academy

The Taylor Teen Center wrapped up its 18th annual Taylor Summer Arts & Prevention Academy on August 1.

The program for grades 6th-9th was held at the Sixth Grade Academy, where participants learned about the areas of drama, dance, music and art.

The six-week program led to a final Showcase held at Truman’s Little Theater. At the Showcase, participants showed off the skills they learned by performing drama skits, dance performances, and displaying their art for family and friends.

This year each grade group performed a ballet and hip-hop dance, and performed skits from “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” and “The Hobbit”.

In art, the participants made paper mache animals and characters, as well as foil squares.

On the field trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts, each participant made a clay pinch pot. Other field trips included the Village Theater in Canton, Heritage Park in Canton, and MJR Theatres to see “Earth to Echo.”

Watch for Summer Arts flyers next year to join in on the fun.