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TC West Senior High School
Joe Tibaldi, Principal

School Hours: 8:10 AM - 3:07 PM
Half Day Dismissal: 11:31 AM

5376 N. Long Lake Road
Traverse City, MI 49685
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Main Office: (231) 933-7500
Fax Number: (231) 933-7506
"Athens" Neighborhood Office
 Danial O'Berski - Assistant Principal
Administrative Assistant 
(231) 933-7590
All Day Attendance Line
(231) 933-7592

"Sparta" Neighborhood Office
Charles Kolbusz - Assistant Principal
Administrative Assistant 
(231) 933-7503
All Day Attendance Line
(231) 933-7505

"Olympia" Neighborhood Office
Joe Esper - Assistant Principal 

Administrative Assistant  
(231) 933-7707
All Day Attendance Line
(231) 933-7714






Home of the Titans!

"Every learner will reach his/her potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging environment" 


Picture Re-Takes
October 6th
7:30am - 1:00pm

Timeless Image Picture Form

If you are a parent who is interested
in serving as a volunteer at West,
then please complete the
Parent Involvement Survey at the link below.
Thank you for your interest!


Starfish Circus
Friday, September 26th - 7:00pm
Saturday, September 27th - 3:00pm and 7:00pm


Optional Student Accident Insurance for 2014/15 


Greek Squad - Netbook Inquiries - Phone # 933-7562

Click here to order your yearbook

 Courtesy Driving School will be holding the
following Driver Education classes at West Senior High

Segment I - September 15th - October 2nd, weekdays from 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Segment II - September 8th, 9th & 11th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
To register for a class, please call Courtesy Driving School at 1-800-256-9559

You may obtain further information by calling Courtesy Driving School, or by visiting their website,
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”
 TC Central High School ranked 21st
and TC West Senior High School ranked 9th.

 Click here to watch the One2World informational video 





Traverse City West Senior High School is a comprehensive school home to 1,656 students, grades 9 -12.  A caring staff is committed to creating a learning community in which all members will be: treated with dignity, honesty, respect, and trust, encouraged to be positive contributors, provided multiple opportunities and strategies to be successful, and where quality work will be an expectation. Excellent opportunities are provided in mathematics, social studies, language arts, and science, as well as fine arts, foreign language, and physical education. Additionally, our music and sports programs are outstanding and competitive.

Currently, we offer over 132 different classes including 17 Advanced Placement classes, four vocational programs on-site, dual enrollment and early college with Northwestern Michigan College. Articulation agreements with Davenport and Ferris State Universities.  College level Linear Equations and Calculus III on-site partnership with Ferris State University and extensive on-line learning offerings.  Student services are offered through the center-based special education program, gifted and talented program, dual enrollment, academic assistance (provides academic support within the classrooms and tutoring opportunities for individuals at risk of failure), and the Career Tech Center.

We have also created three small learning communitites within the larger West structure in which all students have been placed into one of the three neighborhoods, Athens, Olympia, or Sparta.  Students now have even more opportunities for personal relationships with staff mentors and an individualized high school experience within each neighborhood.  With the addition of our new advisory structure within each neighborhood, all students now have the opportunity, through a systemic college and career planning curriculum, to develop an electronic portfolio to be exhibited through student-led conferences.

We are very proud of the recognition Traverse City West Senior High School received as one of the nations best high schools by the Washington Post, for our outstanding Advanced Placement enrollment and scores, our highly competitive athletic programs, our professional quality music and theatre productions, and our award winning fine arts department.  Traverse City West Senior High is a first class school that honors the contributions of all of its students and staff and encourages excellence in a respectful, caring learning community.

The mission of Traverse City West Senior High School is to educate our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, and productive citizens in a safe learning community that respects and celebrates diversity, creativity, and excellence.





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