With TOL, some students find the perfect fit

With Tacoma Online, 7th grader Ronnie found the perfect fit for him – a personalized education that he can access anytime, anywhere. 

We opened TOL in response to the desire of students and families to learn from home. This virtual school, which has about 1,600 students, provides TPS teachers, core content courses and elective courses. Any K-12 student can participate, because all K-12 students now have a TPS laptop.

Our ability to continue to provide laptops to all TPS students will be presented to voters on the Feb. 8 ballot. If approved, the levy will allow those laptops to get replaced every four years. It will also provide access to online tools that support education and network security improvements to protect student privacy.

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TPS Media Contact

Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 | kmccart@tacoma.k12.wa.us

About Tacoma Schools

Tacoma Public Schools is the only district designated an Innovation Zone by Washington State. A leader in implementing innovative schools and programs to meet the diverse needs of every student, every day, TPS serves approximately 30,000 students from preschool to grade 12 and at nearly 5000 employees is one of the largest employers in Tacoma. Learn more...


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