Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Sadie Hawkins

Snow! Thank you Russ Lesko!

Congratulations Vincent Groner!

2nd grade super hero day

2nd grade super hero day

2nd grade super hero day

2nd grade super hero day

2nd grade super hero day

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 1-23-2017

Parents:

  • Please don't park your car in front of the building in the mornings.  It is for student drop off only.  If you need to park, please park across the street.
  • Ski night has been rescheduled to Friday, March 17.  There is still room available if anyone else would like to sign up.  Forms are in the office.  Forms and money are due by March 3.
  • K-6 Fit for Fun - Wahooz! tickets for those who earned them will be sent home today or tomorrow with you child.  We had a record number of students who earned tickets for staying active outside of school, so great job to everyone who participated!   
  • We had a great time with this month's quiz bowl as the room was full of students ready to compete in this month's bowl.  Here is the newest scores:  5th Grade - Your team did an outstanding job in this month's bowl as you added 80 points to your score and now have a total of 230 points.  6th Grade - Your group continued to pour the correct answers in as you added 80 points to your score and now have a total of 360 points.  7th Grade - Due to prior commitments there were no 7th-grade competitors this month so your score remains unchanged at a total of 180 points.  8th Grade - You did a super job as you added 70 points to your total and now have a overall point total of 190 points.  Mr. Baalson.

 

High School:

  • Semester 1 will end on Wednesday, January 25th.
  • If you want to change your schedules for semester 2, see Mrs. Endicott.
  • Sophomores and Juniors:  If you have not turned in your Innovation time cards yet, turn it in ASAP
  • Spring Semester Independent PE begins Feb. 1 at the YMCA. For details and to register, print info sheet and log sheets from the TJCS website.  Turn in filled out registration sheets at bottom of info. sheet) to Mrs. Smyth by Jan. 31 to register for the class.  Use of the YMCA is from Feb. 1-April 30.  Sixty hours is due for Spring Semester.

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.