Prince George's County Public Schools

7800 Good Luck Road,  Lanham,  MD 20706
Tel: 301-552-0164   Fax: 301-552-7307

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News and Notes:   2014 Welcome Letters and TPA Grade-Level Supply Lists now available. Click on the "Back to School" Page.
Immunization requirements for Grades K and 7 have changed for the 2014-15 school year. Click here for details.
  School hours for the summer: TPA will operate on a 4-day schedule. The school will be open Monday through Thursday only. 
  Summer Break Homework Packets can be downloaded here.
  Download the Prince George's County Library Summer Reading Lists. Click here for K-8 or here for rising 9th graders.
  The PGCPS Back-to-School page will be updated throughout the summer.
  Mark your calendar for the PGCPS Back-to-School Fair - August 9, 2014 10am-2pm at the Showplace Arena. Details here.
  Sign up for TPA email and text alerts. For instructions, click here.
  In preparing for the upcoming school year, the uniform policy has been changed. Students must wear ALL BLACK shoes, ALL BLACK shoe laces, ALL BLACK tennis shoes. No Exceptions! Effective Tuesday, August 26th, 2014.
  Parent Student Handbook now available


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Rhonda Clomax


Tauheedah Lewis

 Academic Facilitator



 Nancy Barboza 
Principal's Secretary 



Lois Scales
Character Education Program Coordinator

Doretta Brown


Welcome to Turning Point Academy

     Thank you for your interest in Turning Point Academy. Turning Point Academy was the first Public Charter School to open in Prince George’s County in August of 2006. We are a character-based, family-oriented school that is committed to an academically rigorous program. Our school implements the “Hyde Process” that was developed in Bath, Maine to prepare high school students for success in life. Since the inception of its program, Hyde has opened additional charter schools and private schools which range from K-12 and all boast of a 99% college acceptance rate. Turning Point Academy believes that school culture and high expectations play a critical role in student’s academic and social success. We also even more so believe that “parents are the primary teachers and that home is the primary classroom.” Because of this belief, we spend considerable time and attention on our school families by educating them on how to inspire their children and providing opportunities for them to model key positive behaviors for their children to emulate.


"Each person has a unique purpose in life. We will help people discover, develop and fulfill this purpose."


     Here at Turning Point Academy our entire community looks to inspire one another to doing his or her best and developing our potential as individuals and as an organization. Because of this, our teachers also receive training in the “Hyde Process” and are expected to exhibit behaviors that reinforce our five words and principles. Academically, Turning Point Academy sets high expectations for what children should know and be able to do at each grade level, so children can pursue their best. We teach principles to help children reach high standards. We provide a data-driven environment that can detect changes in children’s performance and create a nimble environment that can respond to the data. We ensure that staff development helps teachers understand and interpret data, teach the curriculum effectively, and inspire children to meet the high expectations placed upon them. Children at Turning Point are encouraged to make a difference in the lives of others, while striving for academic excellence. We welcome you to our school. 


Turning Point Academy is part of thePrince George's County Public School System (PGCPS) 

Last modified: 7/21/2014 11:54:03 AM