Alma Mater

We honor Tara’s legends;

For excellence we stand.

Forever we’ll remember

Our noble Trojan Land.

Wherever we may wander,

We’ll sing our praise of thee.

And to our golden Tara High

We pledge our loyalty

 

Attendance Policy

Any Student in grades 9-12 must be present in class for 85 of the 90 days in a semester in order to receive credit for that class.

Absences with a note from a parent or a physician, verifying a personal illness or a death in the immediate family, will count as an excused absence.

The only excused absences are:

  • personal illness

  • death or serious illness in the immediate family

  • observance of special holidays of a particular  religious faith

 Absences for reasons other than these are unexcused.

Students will not be allowed to make up class work or tests if the absence is unexcused.

Check Out Policy

No Checkouts before 10:00 am and after 2:00 pm except for emergencies.

A student who knows in advance that he/she will have to be checked out of school early for a doctor’s appointment, parents going out of town, etc. may bring a note from home signed by his/her parents before school begins.

All persons checking out students must present a valid state issued Id and be listed on the emergency card

Dress Code Policy

Shirt

  • Polo knit short sleeve with a collar.

  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

Colors are coded according to grade:

  • freshmen-blue with the official Tara High logo

  • sophomores and juniors- cardinal red, gold, or white with the official Tara High logo

  • seniors- cardinal red, gold, white, or black with the official Tara High logo

Homework & Grades

Tara High’s teachers use Eschool for all grades and attendance. Teachers update grades weekly at the least.

Click on the icon above to access the Home Access Center. You will need your student’s username and password. If you don’t have those, please contact Mr. Sampson at 225/927-5517 during school hours. Be prepared with the last 4 numbers of your student’s social security number as a security measure.

Tardy Policy

A student is tardy if he or she is not in class after the ringing of the tardy bell. If tardy, a student is to report to the dean of students office to get a tardy slip and return to class.

The following guidelines will be used to handle tardies:

* 1-3 tardies- documented and verbal warning

* 4th tardy- TOR

* 5th tardy- documented and warned that the next tardy will result in assignment to the Discipline Center

* 6th Tardy- two days at the Discipline Center or suspension.

* Process begins again.

 Taking EXPLORE® in 9th grade provides the students with information about their knowledge, skills, interests, and plans. The students can use this information as they plan their high school course work and begin thinking about college and careers.

http://www.act.org/explorestudent/

 (Grade 9 Only)

 The PLAN test assists students in identifying information about their skills and interest as well as provides students with a guide to determine if their remaining high school courses are the best ones possible to prepare them for college.

http://www.act.org/planstudent/

 (Grade 10 only)

 TEST TAKING TIPS

Link to a Test-taking tips guide. Click Here

ACT Test Prep

LSU Continuing Education ACT Test Prep
http://cms.outreach.lsu.edu/cms/PreK12/ACTTestPreparation.aspx

 The Princeton Review ACT Test Preparation
http://www.princetonreview.com/college/act-test-preparation.aspx

 Test Preparation

ACT Question of the Day

ADDITIONAL ACT PRACTICE QUESTIONS

CRACKACT PRACTICE WITH INSTANT FEEDBACK 75 QUESTION

OVERDRIVE – study guides  for ASVAB, NCLEX, GED, PRAXIS and others (ebook format)  *

East Baton Rouge Library Practice Tests  *

*  = a library card is required

End Of Course (EOC)

The purpose of the End Of Course assessments are to measure students’ academic performance and progress toward postsecondary readiness in core high school courses. Students enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, English II and III, Biology and U.S. History will be assessed.

http://www.louisianabelieves.com/assessment/end-of-course-tests

College admission officers agree: your ACT score is considered the 2nd most important factor in the college application process behind grades in college prep courses and academic rigor.

Everyone benefits from additional points on the exam. Depending on your starting point, more points help you get into your dream college, expand program choices, and increase scholarship potential. Many students decide their scores are, “good enough” without realizing their score potentials. Don’t limit your college choices or scholarship potential. You should be proud of your ACT scores and know you did all you could to open the door to your dream school.

The  National Guard offers 100% tuition EXEMPTION along with the GI Bill and other money for
college or trade school.

SFC BRYAN T. ALLEN
SR RRNCO DET 1 C CO
225-614-8452
bryan.t.allen2.mil@mail.mil

#1 – Steve Harvey Foundation/ Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program: Offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. Deadline is in March 2015.

#2 – “Selma” Speech and Essay Scholarship Contest: Inspired by the recent film released by Paramount Pictures, this scholarship is open to U.S. high school students ages 14-18 who are currently enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Deadline is in February 2015.

#3 – 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship Program: Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and community service. Deadline is in February 2015.

#4 – Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship: Funded by Regions Bank (located in 16 states), this program awards scholarships each year to high school students and college students. Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them. Deadline is in February 2015.

#5 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: For minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and leadership development opportunities, and internships. Deadline is in February 2015.

#6 – GEICO Achievement Award Program: Helps current college students who are sophomores and juniors earn scholarship money to complete their education. Eligible students must be enrolled in a business, computer science, or mathematics program. Deadline is in February 2015.

#7 – Buick Achiever’s Scholarship Program: Designed to give the financial assistance to student leaders, who can not afford to attend college. Funded by the GM Foundation, the program annually gives away 100 renewable scholarship awards and 1,000 non-renewable scholarship awards. Deadline is in February 2015.

#8 – National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships: Offered to students interested in a career in journalism. The scholarships are for high school students and undergraduate college students who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in college full-time and majoring in journalism. Deadline is in February 2015.

#9 – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships: Provides extraordinary amounts of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well. Deadline is in February

#10 – Kroger “I Can Make History” Contest: Open to elementary, middle school, and high school students, grades 4th through 12th, this contest will award more than $71,000 in prizes in the categories of art, essay, music and poetry. Deadline is in February

#11- JDL Scholarship: $1000 for students pursuing a STEM degree from Southern University. Deadline April

#12- Demco-The application can also be found under the “Community” tab. We award up to twenty (20) $1,000.00 scholarships in the Fall and Spring semesters. The deadline is June

BONUS – HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship: Makes available several $1,000 scholarships for minority applicants who attend or plan to attend a Historically Black College or University. The scholarship can be applied to tuition or books for the semester in which the funds are received. Deadline is in both January and February

College admission officers agree: your ACT score is considered the 2nd most important factor in the college application process behind grades in college prep courses and academic rigor.

Everyone benefits from additional points on the exam. Depending on your starting point, more points help you get into your dream college, expand program choices, and increase scholarship potential. Many students decide their scores are, “good enough” without realizing their score potentials. Don’t limit your college choices or scholarship potential. You should be proud of your ACT scores and know you did all you could to open the door to your dream school.

#1 – Steve Harvey Foundation/ Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship Program: Offers scholarship awards and once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship experiences to African American youth looking to pave the way for their futures. Deadline is in March

#2 – “Selma” Speech and Essay Scholarship Contest: Inspired by the recent film released by Paramount Pictures, this scholarship is open to U.S. high school students ages 14-18 who are currently enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. Deadline is in February

#3 – 100 Black Men of America Future Leader Scholarship Program: Open to high school seniors as well as college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. The scholarship is based on academic achievement and community service. Deadline is in February

#4 – Regions Riding Forward Black History Month Scholarship: Funded by Regions Bank (located in 16 states), this program awards scholarships each year to high school students and college students. Interested students may apply by writing an essay about African-Americans who have inspired them. Deadline is in February

#5 – Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: For minority high school students in the United States. In addition to a financial grant, the foundation also provides its scholars with mentoring and leadership development opportunities, and internships. Deadline is in February

#6 – GEICO Achievement Award Program: Helps current college students who are sophomores and juniors earn scholarship money to complete their education. Eligible students must be enrolled in a business, computer science, or mathematics program. Deadline is in February

#7 – Buick Achiever’s Scholarship Program: Designed to give the financial assistance to student leaders, who can not afford to attend college. Funded by the GM Foundation, the program annually gives away 100 renewable scholarship awards and 1,000 non-renewable scholarship awards. Deadline is in February

#8 – National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships: Offered to students interested in a career in journalism. The scholarships are for high school students and undergraduate college students who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in college full-time and majoring in journalism. Deadline is in February

#9 – United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships: Provides extraordinary amounts of scholarship opportunities for minority students with financial need. Scholarships include educational assistance for students attending participating Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and other colleges as well. Deadline is in February

#10 – Kroger “I Can Make History” Contest: Open to elementary, middle school, and high school students, grades 4th through 12th, this contest will award more than $71,000 in prizes in the categories of art, essay, music and poetry. Deadline is in February

#11- JDL Scholarship: $1000 for students pursuing a STEM degree from Southern University. Deadline April

#12- Demco-The application can also be found under the “Community” tab. We award up to twenty (20) $1,000.00 scholarships in the Fall and Spring semesters. The deadline is June

BONUS – HBCU Connect Minority Scholarship: Makes available several $1,000 scholarships for minority applicants who attend or plan to attend a Historically Black College or University. The scholarship can be applied to tuition or books for the semester in which the funds are received. Deadline is in both January and February