Welcome to Traverse City
West Senior High School
Home of the Titans!
"Every learner will reach his/her potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging environment"
TCAPS High Schools Rank Among Best High Schools
in the Nation for the 2nd Consecutive Year
TC Central High School and TC West Senior High School Recognized by
“U.S. News and World Report”
For the second consecutive year, Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the nation’s “Best High Schools.” TC Central High School ranked 891st and TC West Senior High School ranked 718th out of more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Out of 826 high schools that made the list in the State of Michigan, TC Central High School ranked 21st and TC West Senior High School ranked 9th.
WSH - PROM
Saturday, May 25th
8:00pm - 11:30pm
Grand Traverse Resort
Class of 2013
Sunday, June 2nd
Interlochen Arts Academy
“Test-Out” Option for High School Students
Application Deadline April 26, 2013
(please see link on the left for additional information)
May 2013 China High School Exchange Trip Information
TCAPS students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the China High School Exchange Program. Students will travel to China May 28th through June 16th, 2013.** If you are interested, please contact Principal Joe Tibaldi at 231.933.7502.
**Dates are tentative.
Traverse City Area Public Schools Named
2012-2013 AP Achievement District
Traverse City Area Public Schools is one of 539 school districts in the nation and one of only 39 school districts in Michigan to be honored by the College Board with a place on its
AP District of the Year Awards: 3rd Annual Honor Roll for opening Advanced Placement (AP) classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. TCAPS was also
recognized on the College Board’s 1st Annual Honor Roll in March 2011.
In 2011-2012, 764 TCAPS high school students enrolled in 18 Advanced Placement courses and completed 1159 AP exams. This is a twelve percent increase in student participation from the 682 students who took AP classes during the 2010-2011 school year. The percentage of students achieving a 3 or higher on an AP Exam, the score typically needed to obtain college credit, also increased from 74% to 74.4%.
“Being named an AP Achievement District is tremendously important for TCAPS students and parents, as it confirms more students are taking advantage of rigorous learning opportunities and performing at levels that allow them to earn college credit while still in high school. Students’ participation and achievement on Advanced Placement tests can save college tuition costs as many colleges, including NMC, award credits based on successful AP test completion,” remarked TCAPS Superintendent Steve Cousins.
“This recognition is a very nice testament to the hard work and commitment by our high school instructional leaders who continue to provide support for students to not only lead them to successful graduation, but to help them become ready for learning beyond high school,” Cousins emphasized. “It also speaks to the teaching excellence of our elementary and middle school staff who helped set the stage for students to engage and excel in college-level studies.”
West Senior High Students Video Conference with International Space Station
Chinese Delegation Visits
West Senior High
9th Grade Advisory Lesson
Timeless Image 2012 Picture Order Form
Important information about recovering credit(s)
lost due to attendance or failing grades'
View the "Occidentalist" and "Compass"
(Click on the Above Picture to View the Laptop Handbook)
One2World Netbook - Permission Slips
View Summary of Our January 19th Futures of Learning Mini Summit
Athens Neighborhood Contact Info:
Dan O'Berski - Asst. Principal
Athens Administrative Asst. - 933-7590
All Day Absence Line - 933-7592
Sparta Neighborhood Contact Info:
Charles Kolbusz - Asst. Principal
Sparta Administrative Asst. 933-7503
All Day Absence Line - 933-7505
Olympia Neighborhood Contact Info:
Stephanie Long - Asst. Principal
Olympia Administrative Asst. 933-7707
All Day Absence Line - 933-7714
2012-13 Student/Parent Netbook Use Agreement