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

Lottery Information:  

  If your child's name was drawn for an opening, you should have received a phone call from us.  If you have not heard from us, give us a call at 455-8772 or email to tjcs@vallivue.org to find out where your child was placed on the wait list.

Monday notes from 4-25-2016

Parents:    

  • Congratulations to Jordan Boswell who placed 4th in the National History Day competition!
  • 1st-8th Field Day - Field Day is Thursday, May 26.  There will be two sessions: Session 1 (1st-4th) 8:30-11:15, Session 2 (5th-8th) 11:00-1:40.  We could use some volunteers to run this (approximately 2 per grade).  Please see attachments for additional info as well as for volunteer forms if you'd like to help out.
  • TJCS yearbooks are on sale for $25.  Please pay at the office.
  • Quiz Bowl:  Here are the results of this month's match and the standings for each team:  5th Grade - You added a big total of 180 points and you have a total of 600 points for the year.  6th Grade - You added 130 points for this match and you have a total of 430 points overall.  7th Grade - Your team added 140 points and your overall point total stands at 440 points.  8th Grade - You added a total of 80 points and you now have a total of 710 points.  Our last quiz bowl match will be held on May 18th and I hope to see as many kids come out as possible.  Everyone did great and I look forward in seeing you in May.  Mr. Baalson

 

High School: 

  • Independent HS PE - Reminder that use of the YMCA ends on April 30.  Also, completed log sheets (60 hours) are due to Mrs. Smyth by noon on Friday, May 13.  
  • Prom:  Theme is Beyond the Stars, Date: April 30 at 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Who:  ALL TJCS students 9-12 are able to attend. If you would like to invite someone who is not a TJCS student, permission forms may be picked up from the office and need to be returned by Tuesday, April 26.  Venue: Real Life Community Center -- Downtown Nampa -- Across from Flying M Coffee Garage. Tickets:$15 per person including pictures. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 18.
  • The last time card will be due on Monday, May 2nd with 28 hours.

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.