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

Monday notes 4-13-2015

Congratulations to Conner Thompson.  His essay "What My Mother Means to Me" was chosen as the second place winner nationally in the American Mother's Inc Fifth Grade Essay Contest. 

Parents:

  • We are pre-selling our year books for $20 from now through Tuesday, April 14.  After today, they will be $25.  Year books will be delivered the last week of school.
  • Congratulations to Kelly Smyth, our history/PE teacher, for publishing an eBook!  It is called  Timing.  It is a young adult thriller, for ages 13+, there is some minor language used in the book. The eBook is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Smashwords. More information can be found on her website: www.kellysmythwrites.com

Highschool: 

  • Sophomore and Junior innovation time cards with 30 hours completed is due on April 30.  The Innovation presentation night will be held on May 21.
  • April 22, 23, & 24th are the tryouts for the VHS 2015/2016 Auxiliary Team and Highflight Dance Team. Rehearsals are Wednesday the 22nd, and Thursday 23rd , with Friday the 24th  as the actual tryout date.  Practices will begin at 6:00 a.m. –  7:30 a.m. at Vallivue High School Main Gym. If you are new to the program you must fill out the participation packet available in the office and bring to the first rehearsal.  Please wear comfortable clothes, tennis shoes or dance shoes.  Check the flyers for more information.
  • The TJCS Prom will be held on Saturday, May 9.  All 9th – 12th graders are invited.  Ticket sales begin April 20, $15/person at the front office. More details to follow.
  • Student Council game night will be  this coming Friday from 6:30-9:30.  Admission is $2.  A guest pass is needed for students outside of TJCS.

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.