Counseling Center & Student Services
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Obtaining a Student Work Permit
Student Work Permits
Per Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-140 that took effect on June 30, 2020, and expires on July 31, 2020, school districts are permitted to continue to complete work permits by remote/electronic means due to COVID-19. Therefore, TCAPS is processing work permits remotely through email through July 31, 2020. Following is the District’s temporary process:
- 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). The requirements of printing on colored paper, front to back have been temporarily lifted by Executive Order 2020-140):
Link to Work Permit for students ages 16 or 17
Link to Work Permit for students under 16 years of age
- Student completes Section 1.
- Student takes the form to his/her employer.
- Employer completes Section 2.
- IfStudent sends completed form to his/her school as an email attachment (i.e., scanned document or photograph). If student is unable to email form as an attachment please contact Tammy Brunan for assistance.
School reviews the work permit, confirms information with the student's PowerSchool record, and completes Section 3 of the work permit.
School emails the student the completed and signed work permit.
Student prints the completed work permit and takes it to his/her employer.
While the email method is preferred, as an alternative to the email process, a student may still present his/her work permit and school ID card in person at his/her school’s main office during the summer months Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m, or at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Center (412 Webster Street, Traverse City, MI 49686) in the Human Resources office on the first floor, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE, A FACE MASK IS REQUIRED TO ENTER ANY TCAPS SCHOOL BUILDING OR THE ADMINISTRATION CENTER, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE PRACTICED WHILE IN THE BUILDING.
If you have questions about this process or need further assistance, please email your school contact as listed above or call Human Resources at 231.933.1710.
Class of 2020 Graduation Information
Enrollment Information and Forms
Teacher, counselors and principals will continue to monitor and communicate with students that are not passing their classes. Parents should also be aware that for students not achieving at appropriate levels, the services listed below continue to be available to your student:
Academic Assistance Services
- Academic Assistance in Library Media Center
Available to students daily
7:30 AM – 3:10 PM
- Lunch Time Tutoring
- Writing Center
- B105 during all 3 lunches
- National Honor Society Tutoring
See your counselor
- After School Tutoring
- LMC, Mon-Thurs 3:15-4:30
- Tutor List - A list of tutors is compiled for you as a courtesy service of TCAPS. Certified teachers included on this list have indicated an interest in tutoring and have been reviewed by the TCAPS human resources staff. We recommend that you interview tutors to determine if they fit your needs and to make individual arrangements directly with the tutor.
Additional Counseling / Student Services
- For additional assistance, please visit the school counseling office or call 231.933.7700.
- After viewing your student's grades and speaking with your student on their work in any particular class, please know you can always contact your student’s instructor through email or phone. Visit the Our Staff webpage for staff contact information.
College & Scholarship Info
Dual Enroll/Early College
Student Work Permits
Current seniors and graduates from the Classes 2000 - 2019 will request a secure transcript through Parchment and have them sent directly to the college of your choice or, you may stop in the counseling office to request a transcript. Request a transcript from Parchment
TC West Graduates from the Class of 1998 & 1999
Traverse City West's Transcript Information Line is 231.933.7703. Whether you are a business requesting verification or an individual needing a copy of your records, we will do our best to facilitate your request. For a transcript or verification requests, please:
- Complete a Transcript Records Request Form located in the main office or counseling office at West Senior High School (5376 North Long Lake Rd).
- Request your transcript or verification by mail. If you are requesting records by mail, please be sure to include the following:
- Transcript Records Request Form
- Full legal name of the student
- Full name used when in attendance at West Senior High School
- Date of birth
- The year graduated or last in attendance
- Print the address where your transcripts should be mailed
- Phone number where you can be reached
- Please date and sign your request and include the appropriate fee. If this is for verification by a business, we will need the signature of the person whose records you are inquiring about.
- Mail to: Traverse City West Senior High School, Attn: Student Records, 5376 N. Long Lake Rd., Traverse City MI 49685
- There is a $3.00 fee per transcript for graduates from the years 2000 to our most recent graduates. The fee is $4.00 before the year 2000. A request for a faxed transcript is $5.00. Please be advised that most educational institutions will not accept a faxed transcript as an official copy. At the present time we do not accept credit cards.
- If you are requesting a duplicate diploma, the cost is $30 and the wait is approximately 6 weeks. The wait on a transcript or verification is approximately 1 week.
- All checks should be made out to TCAPS.
If you have questions or a request that has not been addressed, please call our administrative assistant at 231.933.7703 or our registrar at 231.933.7702.
For student assistance information, please contact our school counselors listed at the bottom of this webpage.
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)
Students in Transition Empowerment Program (STEP) is a program administered by Traverse City Area Public Schools that provides free supportive, education-related services to students, ages 3-20, who lack fixed, regular and adequate housing. STEP ensures the educational rights of families and youth as required by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The STEP program works with eligible students who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship to locate and coordinate available services based on each student’s individual needs. The goal of the program is to ensure school stability, remove barriers to full participation in their education, and support academic achievement while children are in residential transition. Visit the TCAPS STEP website for more information about the program and its services.
For more information about STEP at West Senior High School, please contact Jann Scalise at 231.933.7589.