Storybook Character Parade 10/31 @1PM

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 TPA will have its Annual Storybook Character Parade to celebrate literacy and literature. The parade will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the back parking lot. It is mandatory for all students to complete a book report, attached to the Storybook Character Parade Flyer and be prepared to do an oral presentation.

Your child MUST come to school in their uniform on this day and the teachers/volunteers will help the students change into their costume. 

This is NOT Halloween related, but if you choose not to have your child dress up then he/she will still need to complete the book report using a book of their choice.

Trunk or Treat 10/31 @12PM

TPA we will be sponsoring a Trunk-or-Treat event on Tuesday, October 31,2017. Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where kids go from car to car and get candy.

Parents are invited to decorate the trunk of their cars and pass out yummy store brought treats to the students in the back parking lot during the parade. If you are participating please arrive by 12 p.m.

2nd Graders Present Curiosity 10/31

Parents, guardians, family and friends please join the 2nd graders as they present "Curiosity" on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

October is Stop Bullying Awareness Month

Every October, schools and organizations across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.

College & Career Readiness Seminars Grades 7&8

The PGCPS Office of Interscholastic Athletics will host a series of workshops for student athletes to learn about NCAA, NAIA and Division I, II and III eligibility, how to pay for college and more.

Students should see their school's athletic director to register.

  • October 10 • 6:30 p.m. Charles H. Flowers HS Auditorium
  • October 24 • 6:30 p.m. • Crossland HS Auditorium
  • November 14 • 6:30 p.m. • High Point HS Auditorium

See the official flyer here.

Mobile Dentist at TPA 11/13-11/15

Smiles Program, The Mobile Dentist, will be at TPA Monday, November 13 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Submit your Smiles Mobile Application by Tuesday, October 10, 2017!

If you have any questions or concerns about the mobile dentist please contact the school at 301-552-0164.

TPA Accepting Applications 11/1/-01/27

Turning Point Academy Public Charter School will be accepting online applications for the 2018-2019 school year from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 until Saturday, January 27, 2018.

All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete an online application at for each child they wish to enroll. The admission lottery will be conducted electronically by the Department of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries. Parents will be notified February 2018.

Parents: Dismissal and Transportation Reminder

Parents, any changes in a student’s dismissal must be clearly written and communicated to the school. Without written documentation from the parent/guardian to change the dismissal procedures, the student must follow the regular routine set forth by their parent/guardian. 

Students cannot change buses unless it is authorized by the bus company, Exquisite Limo Service. Due to the hectic nature of the front office in the afternoon, it is important that changes to dismissal plans be made PRIOR to 2:00 p.m.  Although we understand that emergencies arise, if you call the office after 2:00 p.m. we cannot guarantee that the teacher/student will receive the message.  

Getting Help on Bullying

Parents and students impacted by bullying know that it affects you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. Students who are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, the PGCPS site has pointers to a site called This site has a feature called "LIFELINE" which is just that for those needing help. LIFELINE can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). is a joint effort by several

Count On Us

"Count on Us," is a live mathematics homework help-line television call-in show which airs Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm on Comcast channel 96 and Verizon channel 38. Students can call in questions to 301-772-0080 or E-mail questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The program is scheduled 4-5pm for Elementary School math homework help and 5-6pm Middle School math homework help.

Free Test Prep for Students

PGCPS helps to prepare students for AP, HSA, MSA, and SAT tests. Prep Shows, is a series of Youtube videos produced by PGCPS. It contains online videos for test preparation for elementary through high school students. For more information go to PGCPS site here.

Turning Point Academy
7800 Good Luck Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706