Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Mayor's Youth Advisory fund raiser

Mayor's Youth Advisory fund raiser

Mayor's Youth Advisory fund raiser

TJCS drama club

TJCS drama club

TJCS drama club

TJCS drama club

7th grade Honor Roll

8th grade Honor Roll

January Citizen's of the Month

December Citizen's of the Month

November Citizen's of the Month

October Citizens of the Month

September Citizens of the Month

TJCS Prom

TJCS Prom

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 2-20-2017

Parents:

  • The schedule for the 2018 -19 school year is now posted on our website under the School Calendar page
  • A huge thank you to Will and Jill Spight for donating prizes for our "Deck the Halls with History" project in 7th & 8th.  We appreciate your kindness and generosity!
  • Elementary Parent/teacher conferences will be held the week of March 12 - 16.  Teachers will be sending home an assigned conference time.

 

Middle/High School:

  • Sadie Hawkins dance will be on Friday, February 23rd from 6-9 p.m. in the HS commons for 9th - 12th grade.  Cost is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
  • Parent/teacher conferences will be held the week of March 12 - 16.  Scheduled conferences with the teacher will be held on Monday and Tuesday, and parents will be contacted by the teacher. Walk in conferences will be Wednesday the 14th from 3-5:30, and Thursday the 12th from 3-5:30 and 6-8 p.m.
  • Innovation presentation night for 10th and 11th graders will be on April 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the HS commons.  Parents are invited to attend.

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.