TCAPS high schools ranked among America's most challenging high schools by The Washington Post

High School Programs

Grades 9-12

TCAPS High Schools Among the Best in the Nation

TC Central Ranked #18 & TC West Ranked #19 in Michigan

The Washington Post has named TC Central High School and TC West Senior High School among “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” This ranking is designed to identify schools that have done the best job in encouraging all students to take college-level courses and tests. (External Link2017 High School Challenge Report)

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Silver Graphic 2016


U.S. News & World Report listed Traverse City Central High School and Traverse City West Senior High School on its 2016 Best High Schools report, recognizing them among the best high schools in the nation for helping students build a strong foundation for a successful future.


Congratulations Graduates From Here You Can Go Anywhere

Class of 2017 Information

  • 761 graduates
  • 231 Presidential Education Awards
  • 221 Magna/Summa Cum Laude
  • 296 Academic Honor Awards
  • 5 National Merit Students

Prepared for the Future

  • America's Most Challenging High Schools (The Washington Post)
  • 2017 Graduates Earned Over $5 Million in University & $71,000 in Local Scholarships
  • TCAPS' Advanced Placement, Early College & Dual Enrollment Courses Save Area Families Over $3.5 Million Annually

2017 Graduation Information

Central High School
Graduation: June 4, 2017, 1 PM
External LinkCHS Graduation Live Stream
PDF DocumentCHS Graduation Program
PDF DocumentCHS Convocation Program

Traverse City High School
Graduation: June 2, 2017, 7 PM
External LinkTCHS Graduation Live Stream
PDF DocumentTCHS Graduation Program

West Senior High School
Graduation: June 4, 2017, 6 PM
External LinkWSH Graduation Live Stream
PDF DocumentWSH Graduation Program
PDF DocumentWSH Convocation Program

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For More High School Information

View high school programming options by clicking on the links found on the right-hand side of this page. For more information about what your student can expect from their 9-12 high school experience, graduation requirements, or specific high school information, please contact: