Middle School Information

TCAPS Middle Schools

Traverse City Area Public Schools has two middle schools, Traverse City East and Traverse City West. Both are organized as a "school-within-a-school" concept. Each wing office has a team consisting of an administrator, school counselor, and an administrative assistant. This team uses a collaborative approach to guide each student through the middle school years. Continuity is achieved by having the same wing office staff and resources supporting students as they progress from year to year. 

Developing Your Roadmap For High School Graduation & Beyond

Middle school is the time to get your roadmap in place so you can take advantage of many TCAPS opportunities available. Did you know you may already be earning high school credits from some classes you have taken — such as world language, algebra, geometry, and environmental science?

Jump start your high school journey now so you can take advantage of exciting options. You can choose to dual enroll at NMC and also take Advanced Placement courses to earn college credits while you are still in high school. Choose to take part in any number of global study exchange programs that TCAPS offers; or find an internship learning opportunity and explore a career that interests you.

Begin your roadmap today and discuss your options with your parents, teachers, and counselors.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Students Can Earn High School Graduation Credits

As part of their regular course work, all TCAPS 8th grade students can earn high school credit in math and science, both 7th and 8th grade students may earn high school credit in world language. Credits can be earned when students pass designated tests in these content areas. No sign up required.

Student Work Permits

Following is the school district’s process for student work permits:

  1. Student obtains a copy of the appropriate blank work permit form from his/her employer or by using the appropriate link below (based on student age).

External LinkLink to Work Permit for students ages 16 or 17 

External LinkLink to Work Permit for students under 16 years of age

  1. Student completes Section 1.
  2. Student takes the form to his/her Employer.
  3. Employer completes Section 2.
  4. Student goes to his/her school or the administration office with completed form and school ID or state ID card/driver’s license.
  5. School or administration office reviews the work permit, confirms information with the student's PowerSchool record and ID that is presented, and completes Section 3 of the work permit. School makes a copy of the work permit for the student's file.
  6. Student takes his/her completed work permit to his/her employer.  

If you have questions about this process or need further assistance, please speak with your school’s main office or call TCAPS' Human Resources office at 231.933.1710.