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Tates Creek in the News

Mr. Jackson's Classes Partner with Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass

Mr. Crosby Finalist for Presidential Award

TC Quarterback Burke Enters Playoffs as Top Passer in Class 6A

Cross Country Runs Away with Boys' and Girls' Titles

TCHS Promotes Smoothie Breakfast Station

Coach Lankster Soccer Article

Tates Creek Scores Volleyball Sweep Sweep Over PLD

Librarian Mrs. Prall Receives State-level Accolades

Internationally Recognized Academic Program Helps Tates Creek Students Excel

Tates Creek High School continues to be one of the top schools in the state for Kentucky Governor's Scholar success!   We are proud to have had 127 GSP scholars the past five years!

Caps & Gowns

Seniors who still need to order a cap and gown for graduation can go to Balfour.com to place their order.


CERT Results

On October 20th, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at Tates Creek High School took an assessment called CERT (College-Equipped Readiness Tool), which is the assessment we are using this year in place of MAP. This assessment informs students, parents, and teachers of academic needs and strengths in core content areas.

The 9th and 10th grade students took a PLAN-like assessment which is an early indicator of college-readiness and potential to meet benchmarks on the ACT and all 11th grade students took a practice ACT test in order to gauge their academic readiness on the actual ACT.

All the scores have been uploaded to the CERT website and students are being given directions on how to log in and access those scores through their English classes. If your child doesn’t have an English class, please have them go to the counseling office to receive their password.

The reports will give you an idea if your child is meeting benchmarks, will indicate percentiles, and will also provide study hall videos on all the content and skills that the student struggled with on the CERT test.

All 9th and 10th graders will take this test again in the spring and 11th grade will take their actual ACT on March 1, 2016.

The benchmarks are below:

  • For 9th graders the benchmarks are based on potential ACT PLAN scores as Freshmen. Benchmarks are- 14- English, 17- Math, 18- Reading, and 19- Science.
  • For 10th grade the benchmarks are based on potential ACT PLAN scores as Sophomores. Benchmarks are- 15 English, 18- Math, 19- Reading, and 20 Science.
  • For 11th grade the benchmarks are based on potential ACT scores. Your ACT will take place on March 1, 2016. Benchmarks are 18- English, 19- Math, 20- Reading, and 23- Science.

If you have any questions about the CERT test, you may contact Meredith Bordas at Meredith.bordas@fayette.kyschools.us or Justin Cheatham at Justin.cheatham@fayette.kyschools.us

School Accountability

Need help understanding Kentucky's new accountability system, Unbridled Learning?  Click here for an explanation of the different ways TCHS is held accountable.

Student Number Locator

Click here to find out your student number.

Updating Email Addresses in Infinite Campus

Parents, if you need to update your email addresses or phone numbers in Infinite Campus, please email Debbie Gilley and Parent Portal with your new information.



ACT Prep

Hey Creekers!  Are you aware that the district has purchased an online ACT prep program for all high school students to use without cost to you?  TCA Prep (the online study guide linked below) has been proven successful for students around the US.

FCPS subscribes to the Online Study Guide for the ACT for all district high schools.  To access the site, all students including seniors, should use their student I.D. which will serve as the username and as the password.

To go directly to the ACT Quick Test, you can simply click HERE.

If you have questions, please contact Mr. Justin Cheatham, TCHS Academic Dean, at justin.cheatham@fayette.kyschools.us or 381-3620 x1008.

Tates Creek Healthy Kids Clinic

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TCHS aims to provide active student engagement and foster meaningful relationships through rigorous and relevant instruction centered in intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end, TCHS utilizes student achievement data to drive our practices and develop challenging programs of education and assessment.

These programs encourage students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who maintain an open, empathetic mindset towards others.