Curious about what Terra Nova High School has to offer?
TIGER TOUR REQUEST Learn more about Tiger Tours below.
WHY SCHEDULE YOUR STUDENT FOR A TIGER TOUR?
A Tiger tour provides an opportunity for potential students to learn all that TN has to offer. This program is tailored primarily to those who have not made a choice about which JUHSD high school they’d like to attend; including middle-school students who live outside of the district, private school students and new local students.
You may be wondering why Terra Nova chooses to do tours instead of shadowing. When a student shadows, they experience whatever the class is doing for the day, which in some cases can be fun, if the lesson is something easily followed and interactive. On the other hand, they may be sitting through a lecture and taking notes or an hour of test taking. By touring, the student guides are experienced and can read the classroom to see if the lesson is appropriate. They are much more free to move in and out of classrooms as they see fit and show them other parts of the campus besides just the classes they take.
WHAT CAN MY STUDENTS EXPECT ON THEIR TIGER TOUR?
Tours are done in small groups to help to ease any angst your child may be feeling about being on a high school campus. Each group of 4-5 visiting students is matched with 2 trained student representatives based on the interests you provide on our registration questionnaire and the school they are currently attending.
During their morning on campus, students will get a comprehensive tour of the school, have the opportunity to interact with high school students, meet faculty, visit classrooms and experience firsthand a day in the life of a Tiger.
*** We do not accommodate requests for one-on-one shadowing or requests for specific TN students to tour.
WHEN CAN MY STUDENT TAKE A TOUR?
Terra Nova High School provides tiger tour opportunities on Tuesdays or Thursdays during the months of October and November. Tours begin in the main office at 8:45AM and end at 11:30 AM. Students will be escorted back to the main office for pick up.
Tour appointments can be set up by the parent/guardian of the touring student only.
Once your request is received, you will be emailed a confirmation email.
DOES TERRA NOVA HAVE COVID PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO MAKE TOURS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR MY STUDENT?
YES! TNHS has adopted several Covid policies/procedures recommended by the San Mateo County Office of Education and County Health Department in order to keep students, staff and visitors as safe as possible.
- At this time, we do not require proof of a vaccination or require proof of a negative test.
- Visiting students cannot have been in close contact with any person(s) that has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 5 days or been placed in modified quarantine in the past 7 days.
- Student names and tour/shadowing dates will be shared with other schools they are touring if contract tracing is needed.