At TA, we encourage students to go beyond the core curriculum to dive deep into the topics that interest, challenge, and inspire them.

When a student feels inspired, the sky is the limit. That’s why we work hard to understand how our students learn and what they are passionate about. Across the school community, we encourage students to stretch toward their dreams and work toward their goals.

TA students are encouraged to go above and beyond. Our honors program includes both embedded honors–where students can complete rigorous coursework to supplement the standard curriculum–and honors-only course options in a wide variety of subject areas.

Students can take college courses through dual enrollment, pursue interests outside TA’s curriculum with a “Challenge Course” or independent study, and take advantage of internship, technology, and semester programs off-campus.

Our faculty advisors work hard to connect students to experiences and academic opportunities that light the spark of inspiration and keep them engaged in and excited about learning.

Academic News

  • Dear TA Families & Students, We want to be sure everyone understands next week’s schedule. We’ve been sharing it over the past few weeks, so hopefully there are no surprises. Please review it as a family and let us know if you have any questions. The big reminder for Monday:......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, It’s that time of the year! A whirlwind of events, special schedules, and celebrations …  Celebrating the Class of 2021: Join in the fun with the 2nd annual car parade honoring TA seniors! The car parade is happening Sunday, June 6 with a 5:30 pm......

  • Dear TA Families & Students, The lilacs are out, TA’s trees are in full bloom, students are outside more, fans are cheering on our spring athletes, the birds are busy, and lawn mowers are humming along. These are just a few of the welcome sights, sounds and smells of the season on......

  • What do you value about Thetford Academy? Thetford Academy’s Day of Giving is right around the corner! This springtime fundraiser and community celebration, scheduled this year for Tuesday, May 25, will focus on our values – and what we value about TA. Through student stories, we’ll see TA’s five core......

  • 9th Grade Honor Students, Photo courtesy of Dan Grossman. Every year, TA recognizes the hard work of its honor students with a festive spring celebration. The TA Honors Celebration has long been hosted in the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium, transformed into a banquet hall for the occasion. Students gather with peers,......

  • Two TA students, Elliott Jones ’22 and Layliana Benjamin ’26, were selected to co-present at the University of Michigan Medical’s 2021 Adolescent Conference on Health. The conference, now in its seventh year, is part of Michigan Medical’s Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), a program that aims to “advance innovative adolescent-centered health......



We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.