Why Choose Thorp Schools?

The Thorp School District employees are sincerely interested in the well-being of the “whole child.” Not only do we want to provide excellence in academics but also strive to acknowledge the emotional, physical, character traits, and life skills that a student should possess to become a successful, contributing member of society.

So what makes our school special?

  • A one building campus that houses grades K-12. Students become familiar with the staff and build relationships early on, making the transition from lower grades to higher grades an easier transition.
  • Small town values and great community support.
  • Diverse, multicultural student body.
  • Work-to-school program in a community that supports employing students of all ability levels.
  • Differentiated instruction that encompasses all learning levels.
  • Dedicated staff members with continuing professional development.
  • Integrative technology: 1:1 initiative with one Chromebook for every student, up-to-date and innovative technology in classrooms including Smartboards and iPads.
  • Audio distribution systems in all classrooms.
  • Foreign language instruction starting at the elementary level to ensure students can hear all classroom instruction.
  • Library media centers in the elementary/middle school and high school with a broad collection of print material, access to e-books, and Makerspace technology.
  • Variety of electives including Choir, Band, Art, Tech Ed, Agriculture, FACE, and Driver’s Ed.
  • Sports programs including Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, and Track.
  • Student clubs including Forensics, FBLA, FFA, FCA, Mathletes, Drama, Dance Team, Archery, Spanish Club, Student Council, NHS, Ski Club, and Rube Goldberg
  • Youth programs such as flag football, volleyball, softball, Whiz Kids, and dance team.
  • Afterschool labs, tutoring, and study hall.
  • Dual credit courses available for HS students
  • Distance learning lab and RVA.

COMING THIS FALL!

  • Updated tech ed rooms
  • Updated athletic facilities
  • School-wide structural and aesthetic upgrades