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 8-22-2016.

Parents:

  • A huge thanks to the Thompson Family for their help in prepping the gym for permanent lines.  We appreciate your time and help! 
  • All students:  Please read the handbook on our website (found under the students & parents tab, documents & schedules).  Sign the last page and turn in to your teacher. If you need a copy of the signing sheet, please pick one up at the office.
  • If you have any applications for free and reduced lunch, please turn those into the office as soon as possible
  • For any after school messages to students, please call the office before 2:15 p.m.  We can’t guarantee that messages will make it to your student if it’s later than 2:15, thanks!

High School:

  • If you completed your family teamwork/community service hours over the summer, please turn in your log sheets to Mrs. VanOrder
  • Independent HS PE - Registration is now open for Independent HS PE through the YMCA.  Print the sheets provided below (also on the TJCS website under students/parents, docs and schedules) and turn in your registration form no later than August 26 to Mrs. Smyth.  Use of the YMCA is from Sept. 1- Nov. 30.  Completed log sheets with 60 hours of physical activity are due to Mrs. Smyth by Wed. Dec. 21.
  • 7th-12th:  Please check power school frequently for grade/assignment information.  If you need help with your login, please contact Cathy Winwood at cwinwood.tjcs@vallivue.org

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.