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Virtual Academy(TRAIL) for 2020-2021


Thomasville Remote Academy of Innovative Learning (TRAIL)

The application window is currently closed.

The application at the bottom of this page will re-open when the district moves into a different phase Plan of re-opening.


Updated TRAIL FAQs

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TRAIL vs Plan C

The Thomasville Remote Academy of Innovative Learning (TRAIL) program is designed for highly motivated learners in Grades K-12 who:

  • Desire an alternative to the traditional classroom environment due to COVID-19; and/or
  • Are Thomasville City Schools families as well as charter, private, and homeschool families seeking flexible instructional options for any variety of reasons. (If you are not currently enrolled in TCS, please indicate that in the application and you will be contacted by email or phone to do the official TCS enrollment in addition to the TRAIL application.)


The TRAIL program will provide students with a personalized educational experience that is flexible, rigorous, and innovative. Students will engage in learning including online and interactive off-line instructional materials facilitated by certified teachers. 


Students will be enrolled in their base TCS school but will receive instruction in both synchronous (live online) and asynchronous (on-demand) formats through Google Classroom (K-5) or the Canvas Learning Management System (6-12).


Students may request a  TCS-issued technology device to access the courses.

Request a device here: English/Spanish

Access to high-speed internet, either at home or through a reliable hotspot, is required to participate in the TRAIL program.


Students in Grades K-8 will participate in grade-level instruction through TRAIL. Instruction will be available in reading, math, science, and social studies, as well as certain elective and enhancement activities. 


Students in Grades 9-12 will have the ability to participate in online learning from a variety of sources, including THS online courses, credit recovery options, and North Carolina Virtual Public School courses.


Students will be graded per TCS policies and will take applicable end-of-grade and end-of course tests as well as teacher-made assessments.


Success and engagement with previous remote learning will be a consideration.


Dr. Gentry's Video About TRAIL



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Applications are currently closed.