Your Choice, for Your Child

    • This academic school year (2020-2021), Tuscaloosa City Schools will be offering families choices for the way their students receive instructional learning. 

      This is an effort, amid the pandemic, to continue to provide TCS students high-quality learning in a safe environment through social distancing by minimizing the number of students at a given time in classrooms, lunchrooms, hallways and busses.

      Regardless of which learning option you choose, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities as well as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment (high school) and access to ELEVATE are included.

      We realize your family’s preference and situation may be different than in school years past, so we want you to have options that allow your student to learn, grow and prepare for college or career.

      The following opportunities are available to current TCS students in grades K-12 as well as students zoned for TCS schools but who currently attend private or parochial schools or who are homeschooled.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Do I have to choose the same option for all my children?

    • Is my decision about sending my child to school or participating in virtual final or I will be able to switch back and forth?

    • How will my child be safe on the bus and in the lunchroom?

    • Can you maintain social distance on school buses?

    • What are your procedures for notifying parents if there is a positive COVID test at the school?

    • If one of my children is ordered into quarantine, will all children in my household be mandated into quarantine even if they attend a different TCS school?

    • What health and safety measures have you put in place?

    • What will PE and recess look like?

    • Will face coverings be required for students while at school?

    • If we select the virtual option, will my child be taught by a teacher from their physical school?

    •  We welcome your questions about Traditional Classroom or Virtual Learning. Call us at 205-759-3530 or email Dr. James Pope.

      Our World is Changing. And So Is the Tuscaloosa City Schools.