Upper School Academics
Tipton-Rosemark Academy students and teachers bring a diversity of knowledge, talents and accomplishments to our school community. But, we are all united through our commitment to excellence in learning. "Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of education (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)." We believe that it is a privilege to meet the educational needs of your students. But, also of equal importance is nurturing the spiritual development of our students.
Our students are challenged academically, at each grade level, to grow in knowledge and spiritual maturity. It is our goal to teach students content knowledge and skills, but also to prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
The TRA Middle School faculty and staff have developed curriculum, programs and a culture that fosters creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and the ability to connect with their peers. Academic success in the middle grades relies heavily upon meting the development needs of each student in a challenging, yet supportive environment.
Collaboration and critical thinking in a supportive environment continue to be a priority throughout our upper school. Graduation requirements from TRA include arts, English, history, world language, mathematics, physical education and science, in addition to a Senior Mission Trip and Service Project. Students are also given the opportunity to enroll in dual enrollment courses during their junior and senior year of high school.
Throughout the academic experience at TRA, our students attend chapel weekly, are given opportunities to participate in a variety of Bible classes, rooted firmly in scriptural truth. The best thing about being an educator is that it matters every day. However, the hardest thing about working in education is that it matters every day. Our faculty and staff recognize the important responsibility we have in teaching the students of TRA. We humbly accept that assignment, and pray for the opportunity to be a positive influence in the lives of every student in our school.
Stephanie Wehrer, Upper School Principal
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.