Course Difficulty and Workload
Our courses are designed to prepare students for top colleges, universities and careers. It is our mission to provide academically rigorous courses from a biblical worldview, because we want our students to know they are ready to do well when they get to college and beyond. We consistently hear from our graduates that in the subjects they took from TPS, they were far better prepared than their peers.
Our courses are academically rigorous, but we keep the workload achievable. We design our courses so an average hard-working student can carry five TPS courses and one major activity (music, sports, debate) — plus family and church activities — working six days per week and taking one (Sabbath) day off. We design our high school courses so that an average student working 8-10 hours per week total work (includes class time, exams, papers, homework, study time) will earn an average grade (around 85%, or a high B). Stronger students in that subject, or students who work harder, will see higher grades. Along these same lines, we design our junior high courses to take 6-8 hours per week and our AP courses to take 10-12 hours per week (includes time for AP exam study at a steady pace during the course).
We are committed to providing top-quality academic classes with a biblical worldview, and we are committed to helping our students do well in them.