Tri-City College Prep High School
5522 Side Road. Prescott, AZ 86301
TCP is a school dedicated to keeping standards high and
helping students reach them. Education is one of the
most important skills needed in today's society; therefore
we have centralized everything we do around preparing
students for college. This need for education is why we
are one of only a few high schools who offer college
classes to high school students.

In order to be considered a college preparatory school we
must meet certain guidelines which make our courses
meticulous and require a lot of motivation and therefore
are not for everyone. We have many highly qualified
teachers who are prepared to help anyone succeed who
has the motivation and ambition to tackle such a

Due to our staff's hard work and the diligence of our
students TCP has earned a reputation of being one of the
top schools in Arizona and the Nation.

TCP first opened its doors in 1999 and had its first
graduating class in 2000. The school started on the
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus where the
university graciously rented three buildings to the school.
From there TCP and the money grew as promised to Paul
Bear. Eventually in May of 2005 the school moved to its
permanent location on Side Road in Prescott, AZ. As
TCP grew so did the need for sports so the students as well
as the staff raised money to build a GYM in 2008 that
supports a wide range of sports including Basketball,
Volleyball, and Crew Rowing. About the same time as
the GYM was being built some parents wanted a place for
the students to play soccer at the school. A parent group,
organized by the Larson family and with the help of a
local church set out to make a field on which students
could play soccer. Thanks to the support of staff, parents,
students and the community the school has places to
hold sports.
from both Graceland University and Yavapai College. The school’s excellence now includes award winning programs
in all academic areas including the arts, winning Arizona’s nomination for the Kennedy Center for the Arts Award
in 2008.

Tri-City College Prep High School is a model for college preparatory high schools in Arizona and the nation. The
following facts document this statement:

1.    TCP was one of the first public high schools in the state of Arizona to have full College Preparatory
accreditation with AdvancedEd (formerly NCA)
2.    Arizona Business and Education Coalition selected TCP as 1 of only 5 high schools in AZ to be recognized as
“Highly Performing in All Subject Areas”
3.    98% of our graduating seniors continue their education in college or through the military
4.    TCP was recognized by US News & World Report as “One of America’s Best High Schools”
5.    TCP offers many college credits through Graceland University and Yavapai Community College
6.    TCP holds memberships in the following organizations:  National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math
Honor Society), Science National Honor Society, Tri-M International Music Honor Society, Leo Club, National
English Honor Society, United States Rowing Association, National Association of Biology Teachers; National Art
Honor Society, AdvanceED
7.    Our Choir ranked “Superior” at the NAU Jazz and Madrigal Festival 4 years in a row
8.    TCP students placed in the Northwest Regional Orchestra, Choir and Band
9.    Majority of TCP faculty have either a Master’s or Doctorate degree.  All of the Fine Arts teachers have master’s
degrees.  Several faculty members have international backgrounds
10.    Multiple faculty members have been nominated for Yavapai County High School Teacher of the Year
11.    Multiple graduates have received an Associate of Science degree prior to a H.S. diploma
12.    TCP has had multiple National Merit scholarship Finalists and winners
13.    Academic Competitions in which TCP has participated and won awards include: Thumb Butte Invitational
Forensics Tournament, Academic Decathlon, Yavapai County high schools regional math competition, Mu Alpha
Theta Western US Region, International Western N. America Reg. Robotics Competition, Arizona Mock Trial
Competition, Arizona State Envirothon, We The People, Poetry Out Loud, College Bowl, College Science Bowl,
Young Playwrights Festival, NAU Jazz and Madrigal Festival, NW Regional Band, Orchestra and Choir.
14.    TCP students published a book about WWI which was accepted by the Library of Congress, and also published
multiple creative writing anthologies.
15.    TCP hosts the Northern Arizona Regional Science Fair for K-8th grade.
16.    TCP Art Guild holds an annual art show, and art is displayed in the gallery throughout the year.
17.    TCP hosts over 30 clubs and co-curricular student activities
18.    2013 school year 100% of TCP students Met or Exceeded AIMS (Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards)
Reading, Writing & Science and 98% Met or Exceeded in Math
19.    TCP was selected as one of 3 top arts schools in Arizona by the AZ Alliance for the Arts 2007; nominated for
the Kennedy Center for the Arts Award; and a finalist for the governor’s Art award
20.    TCP’s superintendent was selected for Arizona’s Circle of Honor as an Exemplary Educational Leader
21.    TCP has placed Overall #1 High School multiple years in the Yavapai County Math Competition
22.    The Arizona Charter School Association awarded our Principal State Charter School Leader of the Year and we
had finalists in the categories of Teacher and Business Leader of the Year.
23.    TCP hosts the Yavapai County Middle School Math Competition
24.    More than 50% of students compete in athletics 11 scholar athletes in 2016 graduating class with an average
GPA of 3.85
25.    2016 graduation class of 51 students offered more than $2.7 million in scholarships
26.    Major portion of the 11th and 12th grade classes are offered for dual credit
27.    All upper division science students participate in Science Symposium
28.    TCP Envirothon students have placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in state Envirothon competition
29.    TCP Robotics has competed at state
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