Advanced Program

Standards: 

Although each Advanced Program has a unique set of standards aligned with the many subjects offered, Tacoma Public Schools has a consistent focus on rigor and culturally responsive teaching. Each program is expected to provide a well-rounded, inclusive educational experience for our diverse learners. The college level content is intended to spark high level inquiry and discourse in a respectful, safe, and brave space. Students are encouraged to have academic courage and engage fully in class(es) and complete selected readings and assignments.  

Non Discrimination and Equity Policy 3111 

Academic Acceleration and Rigor Policy 2406 

For questions about the supports provided to students at the school level and to answer any questions about school procedures, please contact the designated Advanced Academics Administrative Team Leader. 

Also please refer to the Advanced Academics Parent/Student Checklist periodically throughout the year, beginning now, to ensure you are meeting all appropriate deadlines and taking a proactive approach to success.  

Contacts:  

School 

Contact 

Email address 

Foss 

AP Nancy Harris-Clement 

nharris@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

Lincoln 

AP Donald Crider 

dcrider@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

Mt. Tahoma 

Principal David McColgan 

dmccolg@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

SAMI 

AP Elizabeth Minks 

lminks@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

SOTA 

AP Renee Frombling 

rfroemb@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

iDEA 

AP Zach Varnell 

zvarnel@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

Stadium 

AP Thomas Friere 

tfrier@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

Wilson 

AP Allison Bennett 

abennet@Tacoma.K12.Wa.US  

Tacoma Online Paul Eliot peliot@tacoma.k12.wa.us