Tincher Preparatory

Rep Lowenthal Honors Tincher Spirit Assembly

This summer Tincher Preparatory Academy, a California GEAR UP school,  was re-designatated for the third time as a National Schools To Watch model school. As part of this honor, Tincher went to Washington DC for the annual Schools to Watch conference in June to not only receive their award as a third time designee, but also to present at the conference how to successfully create a college going culture at a pre-K-8 school. Tincher is the only school in Long Beach and the first K-8 School in the state to hold the honor of  three time recipient of National Schools to Watch. Teachers Erin Brady, Anne-Marie Lander, Tim Schugt, Principal Rosemary Sissons, and GEAR-UP Representative …

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National GEAR UP Week California Roundup

    National GEAR UP Week is September 10-14, 2012. Across the nation and in California, school communities will mark this occasion through activities, contests, college fairs and other events in celebration of college access for ALL students. This year’s celebrations truly serve as an acknowledgement of the wonderful (and hard) work that you do every day to get our students ready to enter and succeed in college and beyond.  Everyone participated, from the U.S. Secretary of Education; to Members of Congress (shout out to Rep. Chaka Fattah and Sen. Patty Murray); to Governors; Mayors; other elected officials; NBA stars; the media; community partners; local businesses; university …

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Schools to Watch Model Middle Schools Announced

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that four high-performing California schools are newly designated model middle schools in the Schools to Watch™−Taking Center Stage (STW™−TCS) program. Another 11 high-performing California schools will also retain their model middle grades schools status under the same program. “I commend the students, their parents, teachers, and administrators, for their efforts in helping make these 15 schools models of excellence,” Torlakson said. “Their success is amazing, especially considering they are swimming against the tide of massive budget cuts, crowded classrooms, and school employee layoffs.” The four newly designated schools are: 1.     Granite Ridge …

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Ed Chief Praises California GEAR UP Success at Tincher

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a round table discussion at California GEAR UP distinguished school Tincher Prep yesterday in Long Beach. The purpose of his visit was to learn best practices of the school and to hear how Tincher has been so successful in creating distributed leadership and a school community working for the same goals. Principal Bill Vogel said it best: “You give teachers choice in their professional development, you let them lead the direction of the school, and you let the school have discretion in how to best serve their students.” The teachers chose to participate …

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Tincher Prep is College Bound

Tincher Preparatory School in Long Beach celebrates their college going identity with ‘College Bound’ posters proudly displayed in their schools display case.  Special thanks to Mr. Thompson for sharing. Great work, Tincher!!