Driving and Parking

             Students are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool and use public transportation whenever feasible.

    Tam High is not equipped or required to provide parking for all students.  Driving and parking on and near Tam High is a privilege reserved for seniors in good standing. 

                 Driving and parking on campus are privileges reserved for seniors in good standing who meet the following conditions:

    ·         Possession of a currently valid driver's license;

    ·         Registration of the vehicle in accordance with the school's parking policy;

    ·         Consistent observation of all vehicular traffic and parking laws;

    ·         Safe operation of the vehicle at all times;

    ·         Adherence to school parking policies; and,

    ·         Possession and proof of automobile insurance.


    Students in violation of school, district, state or local driving ordinances, rules or policies are subject to school disciplinary actions which may include the suspension of, or termination of, parking privileges or suspension from school.  Students may also be ticketed by local law enforcement agencies (BP 5131.3).


    Students who do not receive permits and park on local streets must obey parking laws and follow common sense. Failure to follow the law when parking off campus may result in disciplinary action at school.


    Available parking is limited to assigned areas for students, staff and visitors. Only students with parking permits may park in the Almonte Lot, but not in spaces marked “Staff”. Students are not allowed to park in the Miller Avenue lot or the lot behind the Ceramics building. Please follow all traffic regulations and use common sense when driving and parking near campus.  It is important to maintain good relations with our neighbors and to respect their property.  Do not park on both sides of narrow streets and do not block driveways or intersections.  Cars parked illegally will be ticketed (and possibly towed) by local law enforcement.  Also, failure to park appropriately off campus may result in disciplinary action at school.


    The link to the Parking Permit Application will be announced during the fall semester. To obtain a parking permit, fill out a “Student Parking Permit Application Form” in the Assistant Principals’ office.  Please remember that a parking decal is required, but does not guarantee a parking space.