TORAH ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL

Comprehensive Judaic and general studies education for grades 9-12.

OUR HIGH SCHOOL

Torah Academy is committed to providing its students with a comprehensive and rigorous education encompassing both Judaic and General Studies, alongside the skills to build healthy self-awareness and an understanding of one's Jewish identity in the 21st century. Our students are empowered to find meaningful ways to contribute to the greater Jewish community near and far. Torah Academy students are provided with opportunities to attain the highest levels of proficiency and, accordingly, are prepared for success in any field and profession.

DRESS CODE

Girls 9-12

  • Top: Traditional TA shirts - Collared shirts with a minimum of 3⁄4 length sleeves (past the elbow) and at least two buttons. Cotton shirts must be solid navy or gray, with no patterns, prints, emblems, insignia or ornamentation (e.g. special stitching or beading). High School Students may also wear an oxford style button down shirt in either pink or wine color. If a collared shirt is see-through, the student must wear a camisole or layering t-shirt underneath. Regardless of whether the student is wearing a layering t-shirt underneath, the second button of any shirt should be fastened.
  • Bottom: Black, Navy blue, or khaki skirts. Skirts must extend below the knee while seated and cannot extend below the ankle when standing. Skirts must be either dress style or uniform style (i.e. no cargo skirts, denim, stretchy, casual, baggy, etc.).
  • Boys 9-12

  • Top: Traditional TA shirts - Collared shirts with a minimum of two buttons. Cotton shirts must be solid navy or gray, with no patterns, prints, emblems, insignia or ornamentation (e.g. special stitching or beading).
  • Bottom: Black, Navy blue, or khaki pants. Pants must be either dress style or uniform style pants (i.e. no cargo pants, denim, baggie pants, casual, etc.).

All Students 9-12

  • Embroidered Uniform Shirt: Each student in grades is required to own one navy blue polo shirt with the school logo. This shirt is available for purchase from FrenchToast.com or LandsEnd.com.
  • Sweaters: Navy blue or gray sweaters can be worn. Sweaters must be solid, with no patterns, prints, emblems, insignia or ornamentation (e.g. special stitching or beading).
  • Sweatshirts: Logoed, navy blue sweatshirt jackets are available for purchase from FrenchToast.com or LandsEnd.com, and are the only sweatshirts permitted to be worn during school hours.
  • Coats and Jackets: Weather appropriate outerwear may be worn to and from school and for outside play, but cannot be worn during class.

LandsEnd school number:

900183781

French Toast school code:

QS5ISAM

SCHOOL HOURS

Monday and Wednesday:

8:30am – 4:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday:

8:30am – 4:45pm

Friday:

8:30am – 1:45 pm

Campus Policies

Leaving the Premises

High School students are permitted to leave school during lunch break, only if their parent has signed and returned a consent form. The student must sign out in the office and sign in again upon their return. Students who leave school during lunch are expected to return on time for the next class – prior to 12:55pm. Failure to do so may result in losing the privilege of leaving during lunch.

Cellphones, Tablets and Electronic Devices

Students are not permitted to bring cell phones, tablets, laptops or any electronic devices to class. All such devices, when brought to school, must either be turned off and kept in the student’s backpack until after students leave school grounds for dismissal or turned into Mrs. Lazor at the beginning of the day and can be picked up when the student departs the premises.

Food

The High School students are able to use the microwave in the High School Modular to warm or cook their lunches. Additionally, the High School students are able to bring dairy, pareve, or meat lunches and eat lunch in the High School Modular at 12:30 instead of outside. Students may not use their microwave for students in other grades. Failure to adhere to this rule may result in the student losing microwave privileges.

Classes

The following are required classes for Torah Academy High School Girls Division:

Kodesh classes:

Chumash – Rabbi Hamaoui
Navi – Mrs. Lazor
Halacha – Rabbi Kahn
Parsha – Rabbi Horowitz
Jewish Philosophy (Mesilas Yisharim and Kisvei Chofetz Chaim) – Rabbi Lehrer
Tehillim – Rabbi Fisch
Biur Tefillah – Rabbi Feigenbaum
Ivrit – Ms. Pearl
Jewish History/The Holocaust – Mrs. Lazor

Secular classes:

ELA – English 1
Math – Algebra 1 or Geometry
Science – Biology
History – world history, ancient civilizations

Electives

In addition to the above requirements, each High School student has the benefit of attending elective courses in art, baking, yoga, and dance. Torah Academy High School will be implementing additional courses teaching the students skills such as note taking, time management, and high school study skills.

Chessed Hours

Each High School student has a Chessed Hour requirement of 125 hours total (25-hour requirement per year). Chessed Hours must be pre-approved by Mrs. Lazor.

Extra Curriculars

Torah Academy High School has been working diligently to create a fun, exciting environment for the students. Plans include bake sales, paint days, melave malkas, onegs, shabbatons, and trips (spontaneous and planned).

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