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September 16, 2022
TCAPS Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a global nonprofit working to expand opportunity for every learner by bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology.

September 15, 2022
TCAPS Announces Two National Merit Semifinalists

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce two students have been named Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors reach this level of academic achievement.

August 25, 2022
TCAPS Middle School Athletics Joins MHSAA

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Middle School athletes will now participate under the umbrella of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA), a change that provides additional eligibility opportunities for teams and individual athletes to participate in post-season events, such as regional level tournaments. Previously, middle school athletics operated under the district’s Learning, Enrichment and Athletic Program (LEAP).

August 19, 2022
TCAPS Students Complete 1,399 Advanced Placement Exams

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce 1,399 Advanced Placement (AP) exams were taken by high school students during the 2021-2022 academic year.

August 18, 2022
TCAPS Announces Hiring of Safety and Security Coordinator

Michigan State Conservation Officer Patrick McManus has accepted the Safety and Security Coordinator position and is slated to begin with Traverse City Area Public Schools September 6, 2022. The position will focus on overall district safety and security, while providing guidance, training, and support to staff and students.

August 18, 2022
TCAPS Announces Virtual Day at Four Buildings on Election Day

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) students who attend Long Lake, Westwoods, Traverse Heights and Glenn Loomis (TCAPS Montessori) will attend school virtually on the November 8th Election Day to provide community polling space in the buildings while ensuring the safety and security of TCAPS students and staff  is not compromised.

August 10, 2022
TCAPS Seeking Request for Proposals for Sale of Buildings

At the August 8th Board of Education meeting, the Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board voted and approved Request for Proposals (RFP) for the District’s Boardman Administration Building and Bertha Vos Elementary School Building.

August 8, 2022
TCAPS Montessori Returns to District Calendar Due to Construction Delays

After months of ongoing delays with state inspections, securing building materials and construction workforce shortages in the area, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) announced at the August 8 Board of Education meeting that the TCAPS Montessori calendar will follow the rest of the district for the 2022-2023 school year, marking September 6 as the first day of school. 

July 28, 2022
TCAPS Board of Education Approves Strategic Plan

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) Board of Education approved a three-year strategic plan for the district at a study session held Wednesday, July 27, 2022. The strategic planning process involved extensive focus groups with students, parents, staff, and community leaders followed by in depth surveys with all stakeholders. 

July 21, 2022
Jesse Smith Awarded Special Tribute from the State of Michigan

Please join us in congratulating and thanking Jesse Smith for his dedication and commitment to TCAPS students!

July 18, 2022
TCAPS Hires Secure Education Consultants to Assess District Safety

The TCAPS Board of Education approved the hiring of Secure Education Consultants (SEC) as a third party administrator to assess the current condition of safety and security throughout the district and make recommendations for improvements.

June 10, 2022
TCAPS Releases Board Election Schedule

View TCAPS Board Election Schedule

TCAPS Board of Education will have four, four-year terms open for the November 8, 2022 election. The four-year terms will run from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2026. Prospective candidates may pick up their candidate information packets at the Grand Traverse County Clerk’s Office, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI - (231) 922-4760

June 6, 2022
Secure Mode Update- June 6, 2022

June 6, 2022

As an update to today’s events at Northwest Education Services (formerly TBAISD), the secure mode has been lifted for West Middle School, Central Grade Elementary, Traverse Heights Elementary, and TCAPS Montessori. Authorities have detained a minor who threatened the safety of students at Creekside School. No direct threats were made to any TCAPS staff or students. Buildings were placed into secure mode out of an abundance of caution. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, June 7 for all buildings. 

May 16, 2022
Seven TCAPS Students Earn 2022 Breaking Traditions Awards

Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) is pleased to announce seven TCAPS students are recipients of the 2022 Breaking Traditions Awards (BTA). The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced 57 high school and five college students statewide as award recipients this year.

May 6, 2022
TCAPS 2022 Staff Appreciation
Thank Yous and Notes of Gratitude

In alignment with National Teacher Appreciation Week, Traverse City Area Public Schools Board of Education publicly acknowledges and recognizes all staff members of Traverse City Area Public Schools.