Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

TJCS drama play

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Congratulations Vincent Groner!

Math Counts

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

AG Day

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 4-24-2017

Parents / Students:

  • Yearbooks are now on pre-sale at the front office for $25.  They will be given to students at the end of the school year.
  • Here is the total of what the teams did in April:  5th Grade - Your team did a real good job and added 80 points to your overall total and now have a total of 390 points! 6th Grade - Your team was awesome and you added 120 points to your overall score and now have a total of 480 points! 7th Grade - Again, there weren't any 7th-grade members at this month's quiz bowl so your score remains at 180 points! 8th Grade - Your team had a good day and added 70 points to your score and now have a total of 330 points! All of you did fantastically and I hope to see all of you for the final match of the school year on May 17th. Mr. Baalson
  • The high school Environmental Science class is in the progress of transforming our school parking lot islands into a native pollinator garden.  We are in need of weed barrier.  If you have any extra laying around we will be happy to take it off your hands.  Please leave it at the front office for Mrs. Brunmeier or contact her if you need it to be picked up.  Thank you!

 

Middle / High School:

  • Summer driver’s education through the Caldwell School District will be held here at TJCS with Carol Ozuna as the instructor.  There is an informational meeting on April 25th, 6:00 in Rm. 106. You can enter from the outside door.

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.