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 5-16-2016

Parents:   

  • Please check our lost and found in the gym, especially for jackets and coats!  We also have small items like jewelry and glasses in the office.  Anything not claimed by the end of the year will be donated to the Idaho Youth Ranch.
  • TJCS yearbooks are on sale for $25.  Please pay at the office.
  • 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.

 

High School: 

·         Innovation night for all sophomores and juniors to present their innovation projects will be held Tuesday, 17th at 6 pm.  All are required 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.