Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

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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 9-18-2017


  • K-6 Fit for Fun - It's that time of year again where we're starting Fit for Fun where K-6 students can do exercise at home, color in their Fitness Log, and turn in completed sheets for a Wahooz Family Fun pass (worth $24.99).  See TJCS website or attached for log sheets.  Completed log sheets are due to Mrs. Smyth or Mr. White by Friday, December 1.
  • There will be a bus evacuation training for all students Kinder – 5th grade on Monday, October 2nd. Kinder will take place in the AM, and the rest in the afternoon just before school ends.
  • Elementary Parent/teacher conferences will be held the week of October 9 -13.  Teachers will be sending home an assigned conference time.


Middle/High School:

  •  We are having a FAFSA Night for all seniors on October 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the computer lab.
  • All 11th graders and a few 10th graders (by choice) will be taking the PSAT on Wed., October 11th.  You can e-mail Jill VanOrder if you have any questions at
  • Parent/teacher conferences will be held the week of October 9 - 13.  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 11th from 3-5:30, and Thursday the 12th from 3-5:30 and 6-8 p.m.

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.