2020-2021 School Year

Tara High School students will graduate in four years with virtues that produce social responsibility to think critically and be productive members of a technologically-advanced global community. The mission of Tara High School is to provide a technology-enriched learning environment that fosters personal growth and civic awareness which will prepare students for college and/or career success.

Welcome Back Orientation Video

Click the link:

2020-2021  Parent Informational Letter 

THS Virtual Student Handbook


Hybrid/Face-to-Face Bell Schedule 

Daily Procedures and Non-Negotiables Video 

HYBRID to Face-to-Face

  1. School Fee – $40
  2. Students can only come on designated days to school while hybrid, A-Day (A-K) or B-Day (L-Z)
  3. School Uniform is required daily (official shirt, khaki pants with belt loop & belt (no joggers or jeggings), hard toe shoes, no hoods, caps, bonnets or bandannas)
    • 9th Grade – sapphire blue with school logo
    • 10th and 11th Grade – white or gold polo shirts with school logo
    • 12th grade – black polo shirts with school logo

(Shirts can be purchased at Tara High School)

Students Must:

  • Arrive on campus on time
  • Wear a mask
  • Wear School Issued ID
  • Daily Temperature Checks
  • Follow directional signs
  • Bring charged chrome books, workbooks, notebooks, pens/pencils, water bottles
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Loitering in Commons will NOT be allowed

Students must:

  • login on time for each class
  • complete assignments
  • participate in discussions
  • submit work daily
  • Breakfast will be eaten in classrooms
  • 3 lunch periods maintaining social distancing
  • Immediate pick up student’s temperatures 100.4 or greater.

Gradual Release 

Teacher – I Do – (Model)

Teacher/Student – We Do (Teacher and student collectively)

Students – You Do (Independent Practice)

Technology Responsibilities Policy (Laptop/Device Policy) 

Students are responsible for the general care of the devices which they have been loaned by the school.  Devices that are broken or fail to work properly students must report the issue on the Library and Research page of the Tara High School website.  

General Precautions:

  • No food or drink is allowed next to your device while it is in use.
  • Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the device.
  • Students should never carry their device while the screen is open unless directed to do so by a teacher.
  • Devices should be shut down when not in use to conserve battery life.
  • Devices should never be shoved into a locker or wedged into a book bag as this may break the screen.
  • Do not expose your device to extreme temperature or direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage to the laptop.
  • Students must login to their virtual classroom on time.  If an issue arises, it’s the students responsibility to inform the teacher by  email immediately with a detailed description of the issue.

This service is provided to parents and community members to facilitate payment for school fees for a variety of products and services.  Check out this tutorial video for more details! 

Click this link to purchase uniform shirts and pay school fees.

Fees Website


Academic Policy 

Tara High School adheres to the guidelines that govern EBRPSS Distance Learning approach, which can be found at this link under the “Student Guidance” tab.

Course Scheduling (4×4)

  • Four periods a day (approximately 96 minutes in length); two days face-to-face and two days virtually.
  • Wednesday is  designated for student- teacher conferences, Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), Study Hall, and Completion of Independent Student Assignments (CIA). 
  •  At the end of each semester, a year-long class is complete. If students have earned a passing grade, they will receive a full credit. 
  •  Students will have a new schedule for the next semester. Please refer to the Counseling Department for more information.
  • There will be standardized testing at the end of each semester course for the following: Algebra I, Biology I, English I & II, U.S. History and AP courses. Please refer to the Test Coordinator for more information.

High School Graduation Policy

Tara High School graduation requirements follow the guidelines outlined by the Department of Education (Louisiana Believes). Please refer to the Counseling Department for more information.

Jumpstart TOPS Tech

TOPS University

4×4 High School Report Cards and Progress Reports Schedule

THS 20-21 Counseling Department Contact List

Academic Integrity/Plagiarism Policy

Each student at Tara High School is expected to demonstrate our core principles in his/her academic work. Plagiarism applies to all printed materials, video/audio materials, or web pages. It makes no difference where the text came from, or who wrote it, or which organization published it. All work will be the student’s own original work. Tara High School will not tolerate misconduct of any type; therefore the following are not allowed: 

  1. Cheating: copying work or homework, or lending the same to another student to be copied, knowingly or intentionally helping another student to perform any act of academic misconduct. 
  2. Communicating in any way with other students during a test, midterm or final. 
  3. Stealing or Forgery: having any unauthorized test-related material on or near one’s desk during a test or gaining unauthorized access to exams or answers to an exam, altering computer or grade-book records or forging signatures for the purpose of academic advantage. 
  4. Plagiarism: taking ideas or writings knowingly from another person or source (including the work of other students) and presenting those ideas or writings as one’s own original work. 
  5. Unauthorized use of electronics or any technology to assist in taking tests or quizzes in the classroom. 

When a student finds it necessary to use words/ information that are not their own, the following must be done:

  1. Directly quote another person’s actual words, whether oral or written; 
  2. Paraphrase the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written; 
  3. Cite the source when borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material. 

Credit Recovery Class Policy

The Edgenuity Recovery of Credit program is designed to allow students to fulfill graduation requirements through a computer-based, teacher monitored curriculum aligned with the Louisiana Department of Education guidelines. Students engage in a virtual classroom and work independently towards the completion of their Edgenuity designated course. Students may access and complete coursework anywhere Internet access is available. To access the course description specific to the class(es) you’re enrolled in, please visit www.clever.com.  100% Course Completion – A minimum 70% course average and documentation of daily/ongoing note-taking is required for 100% course completion. A student cannot receive credit for a course completion percentage that is not 100%.  Incompletion will result in course removal and no credit. 

Prescriptive tests determine what coursework can automatically be eliminated from a student’s lessons and customize a student’s course. Pre-tests where a student has earned a grade of 80% or higher allows him to earn credit for the pre-tested lesson and skip forward to the next lesson.



Students are allowed up to 5 unexcused absences per semester by law. After 5 unexcused absences, the guidance counselor and the Child Welfare and Attendance Liaison will determine a student’s promotion eligibility. When a student is absent, he or she should: 

  • Submit absence excuse(s) in an email to the front office in a timely manner to: thsfrontofficestaff@ebrschools.org
  • Secure missed work and/or make-up work from the classes missed while absent


All students MUST be virtually logged in class on time in order to be marked present.


Mandatory Test Administration Policy

Tara High School students take assessments at the end of the semester to determine if they are ready for college and/or careers, as well as to secure postsecondary credit and access.  Our school adheres to the guidelines outlined on www.louisianabelieves.com

LEAP 360 DRC (Diagnostic/Interim)

LEAP 2025

Expected School-Wide Procedures 

As a team, we have created a plan that better supports the advancing world of technology to support the new Distance Learning approach. Our target areas are to improve community understanding of the virtual learning process. The goal for the 2020-2021 school year is to ensure a cohesive effort to improve our collaborative approach and school culture, which will impact our instructional community, both virtually and at the brick to mortar school environment.  Our core principles continue to be: value individuals, incorporate literacy, and promote community.  This mission will be the backbone of the work we complete and the students we produce each day.  

Value Individuals 

  • Respect others’ time
  • Be attentive
  • Actively listen
  • Exhibit patience

Incorporate Literacy 

  • Read to comprehend 
  • Analyze to understand
  • Convey thoughts clearly 
  • Reason with others respectively  

Promote Community 

  • Fully engage
  • Effectively Communicate
  • Support others
  • Collaborate productively  


Chromebook Distribution for Tara High School will be hosted on August 5th – August 6th.

August 5th, 2020

9th Grade

Last Name A-K from 8:00-9:00 am 

Last Name L-Z from 10:00-11:00 am 

12th Grade

Last Name A-K from 12:00-1:00 pm 

Last Name L-Z from 1:00-2:00 pm 


August 6th, 2020

10th Grade

Last Name A-K from 8:00-9:00 am 

Last Name L-Z from 10:00-11:00 am 

11th Grade

Last Name A-K from 12:00-1:00 pm 

Last Name L-Z from 1:00-2:00 pm 


Seeking Excellence In Everything We Do

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