Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Fun day at the end of the year field day for elementary students

Emma Campbell speaking at State of the City Address

Emma Campbell speaking at State of the City address

Math Counts at BSU

Math Counts at BSU

Math Counts at BSU

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

School Hours 7:55 AM
School day begins for all grades
2:45 PM
School day ends for all grades

What's new at TJCS

Monday notes from 8-31-2015

Parents:    

  • If you need the office to send messages to your child(ren) for end of day pick up or bus info, please call the office before 2:15.  Any calls made after 2:15 are not guaranteed to be delivered in time. Thanks!
  • Lunch money needs to be turned in at the front office.  Please remind your children to take their money to the office, and not to the kitchen.  There is also an option to pay for lunches online at myschoolbucks.com.  Any questions about that contact Carla Byrd at cbyrd.tjcs@vallivue.org.
  • A letter will be sent home to all new students 7th – 12th grade with login information for power school.  Contact Cathy Winwood at cwinwood.tjcs@vallivue.org with any power school questions.
  • Just a reminder to all parents if your student needs busing to the YMCA this year you will need a new form from the YMCA (with Thomas Jefferson on the paper and also signed by a YMCA staff member.) Also if your student will use the buses for sports going to Vallivue High School, Vallivue Middle School and Sage Valley please send a note with them allowing them to ride the bus to these schools or call me at Brown Bus Company. Cassandra 455-2532.
  • The first quiz bowl for grades 5th-8th will be held September 16 after school in the café from 3:00-3:45.

 

High School: 

  • HS Independent PE - Registration is open for HS Independent PE through the YMCA.  Forms are on the TJCS website.  Deadline to register is Sept. 9. 

Key Components to TJCS

Our mission statement at Thomas Jefferson Charter School revolves around creating virtuous citizen leaders. Our key components revolve directly around that concept.


High School

Our students are required to complete community and family service each of the 4 years they attend our school. Our goal is to create young men and women who value helping others. Our students receive high school credit for these activities and it shows up on their high school transcripts. 

Middle School – Grades 7-8

Much of what we do in grades 7 and 8 is directly involved with the transition from elementary to high school. We believe a virtuous citizen leader must learn to deal with change…but it is one of our jobs to help them with this skill. Most students who do not graduate from high school have a terrible 9th grade year. This can be directly attributed, in many cases, to kids who are not ready for the change to high school where every grade counts, where they have 6-7 different teachers, where teachers can’t keep them in from recess to finish work…the list can go onward. In our middle school, our kids have 4 different teachers for the major subjects. This is much more challenging for many kids. It creates challenges in the middle years; but better to have the challenges then than in 9th grade where the credits for graduation start counting!

Grades K-6

Math concept boards are present in each classroom. Students will work on all different areas in math every day…computation, geometry, measurement, statistics, problem solving, etc. Grade level work as well as above grade level work is practiced by every student, every day. We believe that a virtuous citizen leader is a well educated person.