Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

TJCS drama play "Cases of Mistaken Identity"

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Snow! Thank you Russ Lesko!

Congratulations Vincent Groner!

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 2-21-2017

Parents:

  • Letter of intent forms have been sent home with the students last week.  Please fill those out to let us know if your child(ren) will be returning to TJCS next school year, and return by February 28th.  Thanks!
  • Here are point standing for February Quiz Bowl:  5th Grade - You ended up adding 80 points and now have an overall point total of 310 points!  6th Grade - you ended up adding 100 points to your score and now have a total of 460 points!  7th Grade - your point total of 180 points stands.   8th Grade - you added 70 points to you score and now have a total of 260 points.  The date for the next quiz bowl is April 19th.  Everyone did an awesome job and I hope to see all of you in April!  Mr. Baalson.
  • Ski night has been rescheduled to Friday, March 17.  There is still room available if anyone else would like to sign up.  Forms are in the office.  Forms and money are due by March 3.
  • Picture/Poster Frames All Sizes - If anyone has some old picture frames/poster frames hanging around the house you'd like to get rid of (Spring cleaning) Mrs. Smyth would love to put them to good use for a history project

 

High School:

  • HS Independent PE - Make sure you've registered for the course at the front office (turn in the half-sheet from info sheet online); use of the YMCA is from Feb. 1- April 30.

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.