Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Fun day at the end of the year Field Day for elementary students

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 from 8-25-2014


Parents:  Thank you for dropping your children off in the front of the building in the mornings.  Please do not drop off in the bus area by the parking lot.

7th-12th graders:  Power school for 7th – 12th graders is up this week for all new students or those who lost their passwords from last year.  If you have any questions, email Cathy Winwood at

High School:  High School Independent PE through YMCA is Sept. 1-Nov 30.  Students must sign up at the front office and register through Mrs. Smyth by Sept. 10, and complete 60 hours of physical activity by Dec. 17.  Log sheets and sign-up sheets can be downloaded from the TJCS website @  Also, permission forms for transportation to the Y (required if you need to ride the bus there) can be picked up at the Y and brought to the front office.

Parents and students:  Pictures will be taken on Friday, August 29th with Parker Portraits

Parents and students:  We have a few yearbooks left from the 2013-14 school year.  If you are interested in getting one, they are for sale for $5 in the front office until they are gone.  If you want one but can’t afford it right now, come talk to the front office.

High School:  If you are interested in the Driver’s Ed class, sign up in the front office.  We will have more information about the class soon.


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.