Distance Learning and COVID FAQs
“Thank you for what has been an extremely seamless transition to distance learning. We are always thankful Tilden exists, but right now we feel extra lucky that our daughter goes to this school!Tilden Parent
Can my student enroll full-time now at Tilden Prep School and transfer back to their public or private school after COVID?
Yes! Tilden Private Preparatory School is a fully accredited WASC college prep school and all of our courses are approved by the University of California System. Our enrollment is open year-round. Many families are deciding to come to Tilden mid-semester during COVID distance learning. Please reach out for an intake interview to see what plan would work best for your student.
Does Tilden Prep School offer online instruction?
Yes! Our one teacher to one student program has moved entirely online seamlessly. We are currently offering all of our courses online and our “one to one” coupled with the highest caliber instruction make Tilden an ideal distance learning choice.
Are Tilden Prep School distance learning courses transferable to other high schools?
Many of the local high schools do allow students to take courses for credit at Tilden. Our courses are UC approved. We do recommend that if you are currently enrolled with another school and are considering taking a single course with us that is required for high school graduation, you receive approval from your primary school’s counselor.
Does Tilden Prep School offer hybrid or part-time options?
Yes! Many students attend Tilden Private Prep School to take one or more courses while still being enrolled at their school of record and taking other courses there. Some students will choose to take a course in an area of interest where they want to be challenged and excel. Other students will choose a course in an area of difficulty where they need greater academic support. It is important to receive approval from your school's counselor if you are taking a course to meet a graduation requirement.
Are Tilden Prep School distance learning courses approved by the UC/CSU systems?
Yes. Tilden Prep is happy to report that all our courses have been approved with online options for our current and future Tilden students.
How does Tilden Prep School do “Distance Learning”?
Tilden Prep’s one-to-one, mastery learning approach (please see above) invites students to engage in real time with one of our educators. Each class session lasting 50 minutes is hosted over Google Hangouts. Teachers and students remain online throughout the duration of the class ensuring that each session is geared towards the specific needs of your student.
What if my student has no experience with distance learning?
That’s no problem. Our students quickly adapt to the online format, and our teachers are ready to help.
What equipment does my student need?
Your student will need a computer with a working camera and a microphone in order to engage in distance learning along with a stable internet connection. Some students also find it is helpful to have a document camera.
“Tilden's administration and teachers are completely devoted to ensuring that their students learn the material in an engaging way - the one-on-one structure guarantees that students can remain focused on their work. It also helped him learn to be self-motivated, which has benefitted him in college. Thanks to Tilden, my son is now a freshman at his number one college choice and is having a fantastic year.Tilden Parent