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Welcome to TES

The Expedition School (TES) is a free, public charter school located in Hillsborough (Orange County), NC. It is an acclaimed project-based learning school with a focus on integrated STEM instruction in grades K-8. TES offers small class sizes, a modified year-round schedule, & implements Responsive Classroom principles and practices schoolwide. Learn more about our mission and educational philosophy here.

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2021-22 Lottery Student Applications Now Open! Featured Photo

2021-22 Lottery Student Applications Now Open!

Join Our Community! 2021-2022 Student Applications Now Open! Simply enter your child's name for a chance to enroll in this FREE, high-quality public school. Visit ADMISSIONS for more information. We can't wait to welcome you to The Expedition School! See other News and Announcements about a Virtual Tour on 12/21/20 at 7pm. Sign up required. ¡Únase a nuestra comunidad! ¡Las solicitudes ya están abiertas para el año escolar 2021-2022! Simplemente introduzca el nombre de su hijo para tener la oportunidad de inscribirse en esta escuela pública gratuita de alta calidad. Visite ADMISIONES para más información. ¡Estamos deseosos de darles la bienvenida a The Expedition School!
Virtual Zoom Tours for Prospective Families! Featured Photo

Virtual Zoom Tours for Prospective Families!

Click the title link to visit our Tour Page where you can sign up to attend a virtual tour. Attendance will be capped at 75 participants. Please plan for one device per family. Looking forward to seeing you!
Fall 2020 Project Showcase Is Ready! Featured Photo

Fall 2020 Project Showcase Is Ready!

We are so proud of both our students and teachers for their hard work during this unique semester. We continued our project work remotely and it is ready! Enjoy!
Update on Return to School from TES Board of Directors - Nov. 20 Featured Photo

Update on Return to School from TES Board of Directors - Nov. 20

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the TES board reviewed and discussed a Return to School plan devised by our school’s administrators. This is a decision that weighs heavily upon each of us. Our Board, like most school boards, is struggling to discern the best way forward in the face of escalating COVID infection rates and the understandable frustration many parents and students experience with remote learning. Our priority is to get our students back in their beautiful Eno River Mill classrooms as soon as we can reasonably ensure the safety of our staff, students, families, and community at large. Currently, TES is scheduled to remain in remote learning through January. The Board will meet again on Thurs., Dec. 17 (6pm) to review updated data from teachers, families, and health officials. Read the note below for additional details.

TES Board of Directors Fall Update

Welcome back to Quarter 2! We hope you had a restful intersession, and while we continue to long for a return to “normal” in our days, we look forward to reconnecting with the TES community as remote learning resumes. Below please find important updates from the TES Board of Directors.