TallahasseeCollegiate Academy

Curriculum

Curriculum and Instruction

TCA will use two instructional strategies as part of our commitment to our students: Project-Based Learning and Place-Based Education.

Project-Based Learning

Hands-on engagement is key to giving students the knowledge, skills, character, and attitudes needed to succeed. Project-based learning may start with the teacher assigning a topic to investigate or presenting a problem to solve rather than a topic to study. Students may generate the question or challenge themselves based on their concerns and observations.  

Place-Based Education 

Place-based education plays a significant role in successful, meaningful Project-Based Learning.

It considers the physical surroundings and the larger community to be part of the learning environment itself.

It emphasizes learning through participation in service projects that address social, environmental, and economic needs within the community.

Learn More about PBL and PLE on the Parents Page

A.S. Degree Pathways:

  • Cyber Security
    • Program length = 2 years
    • Average entry-level salary = $69,000
  • Computer Programming and Web Development
    • Program length = 2 years
    • Average entry-level salary = $66,000
  • Engineering Technology
    • Program length = 2 years
    • Average entry-level salary = $52,000 ​
  • Dental Hygiene
    • Program length = 2 years
    • Average salary = $67,000
  • Nursing (R.N.) *limited access program
    • Program length = 2+ years
    • Average Salary = $69,000
  • Energy Management and Controls Technology
    • Program length = 2+ years
    • Average Salary = $68,000
  • Coming Soon: Video Game Design

High School Course Offerings:

  • English = 4.0 credits

    • English I or English I Honors – 1.0

    • English II or English II Honors – 1.0

    • Two additional credits (2.0) of English will be offered through dual enrollment; selection will be based on degree pathway and student goals

  • Math = 4.0 credits
    • Algebra 1 – 1.0

    • Geometry - 1.0

    • Two additional credits of Math (2.0) will be offered through dual enrollment; selection will be based on degree pathway and student goals

  • Social Studies = 3.0 credits
    • World History – 1.0

    • US History – 1.0
    • Econ 0.5 and Gov 0.5 will be offered through dual enrollment. (Econ with Financial Literacy requirement) = 1.0

  • Science = 3.0 credits
    • Physical Science – 1.0

    • Biology – 1.0

    • One additional science credit plus a lab will be offered through dual enrollment at 1.0 HS credit

  • Program Electives
    • Humanities EL – Perf/Fine Arts HS credit – 1.0
    • HOPE-PE (FLVS) – 1.0

    • Career Planning (9th) – 1.0

    • Foreign Language (two years for Bright Futures requirement, must take at the college level or FLVS) – 2.0

*All program electives will be fulfilled through DE according to the A.S. Degree requirements

**Reading Intervention will be offered individually