FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions)

Our FAQs contain an assembled set of questions and corresponding answers addressing topics of common interest to the Turning Point community.If you have questions that should be added please feel free to use our contact us page and form to submit them.

TPA Program, Procedures & Policies FAQs

Where can I find information on TPA's focus on character?

There are several places on this site where information on TPA’s philosophy and focus can be found:

What are opportunities for technology education?

At Turning Point Academy, we offer an academically rigorous program for all students. We offer a computer class taught by our Technology Liaison, Breanna McKenley. Every classroom has access to computers, LCD projectors, visualizers, and other equipment, so technology is infused into our academic program, even outside of the computer class.

Is there a parent guide or handbook to inform parents?

Yes, TPA has published a   parent handbook which can be access online from our document library. To view or download it click here.

Does TPA have a Special Education program?

For those children that require extra services, we have Special Educators on staff:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Additionally, we have a Speech/Language Pathologist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and a School Psychologist.

For more information regarding the Special Education program at Turning Point Academy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is the Hyde Principle/Process?

Behind the "Hyde Process" is the Hyde School. The Hyde School began in 1966 when math teacher Joseph Gauld believed that the existing educational system was overly focused on student achievement rather than character. To find out more about the Hyde School and approach, go to their website: http://www.hyde.edu/about-hyde-school/history/.

Why Hyde?

The Hyde Model, is based on character over ability. Turning Point Academy strives to help each child develop strong character that will help that child achieve the individual's unique potential. One of the main principles behind Hyde is also believe that success is due more to an adherence to a belief system, rather than a set curriculum and success is a lifelong journey of personal and family growth.

  

Turning Point Academy
7800 Good Luck Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706
301-552-0164

School Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Doors open at 7:45 a.m. each day.
Instruction starts at 8:15 a.m