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 5-22-2017

Parents / Students:

  • The final box top pick up will be this Wednesday the 24th, during elementary café times.
  • Talent show dress rehearsal is Wednesday the 24th from 4-6 pm at Sage Valley, followed by a root beer float party from 6-6:45 pm.  The talent show is Thursday the 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Sage Valley.  Performers need to be there at 6 pm.
  • We still have yearbooks available for purchase.  HS students can have them anytime, elementary and middle students will get them the last week of school.
  • 1st-8th Field Day - Field Day is Thursday, June 1. 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 help 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. We still need volunteers!
  • The final quiz bowl of the year has been completed and here are the final results:  Finishing in 4th position with 180 points is the 7th Grade team.  Finishing in 3rd position with 380 points is the 8th Grade team.  Finishing in 2nd position with 520 points is the 5th Grade team.  Finishing in 1st position with 670 points is the 6th Grade team. Congratulations to all the classes they did a superb job throughout the year.  I have learned much from the students at Thomas Jefferson and I am very proud of all the students and what they have done throughout the school year.  See all of you next year!   Mr. Baalson


Middle / High School:

  • Reminder to get all your family teamwork, community service, and internships turned in to Jill VanOrder before the end of the year.

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.