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 10-13-2014

 

Parents:  Parent teacher conferences will be held this week.  Elementary conferences are scheduled with the teacher, and you should have your scheduled time.  Middle/High school conferences are walk in and are on Wednesday the 15th from 3:00-5:00 and Thursday the 16th from 3:00-5:00 and 5:30-7:00. 

 

Senior Parents:  We will have a graduation parent meeting on Monday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m.

 

Parents & students 7th-12th:  Keep current with your child’s grades on Power school.  Remember that if something is blue, you can click on it to give you more details about that particular grade or assignment.

 

Parents:  Our High School drama class is in need of 50’s clothing for their upcoming production.  If you have any 50’s clothes that you would be willing to donate, we would appreciate it!

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.