Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

September Citizens of the Month

TJCS Prom

TJCS Prom

October Citizens of the Month

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 11-13-2017

Parents:

  • Remember:  Please drop your child off after 7:45 a.m., and pick them up before 2:55 p.m.  There is NO outside supervision before and after these times. Thank you!
  • Ski night is coming up January 12th!  It is open to 3rd-12th grade students.  Sign ups are at the front office and fees need to be given our secretary ($35) by 12/15. 
  • K-6 Fit for Fun: Reminder that we are in the middle of Fit for Fun where K-6 students can do exercise at home, color in their Fitness Log, and turn in completed sheets for a Wahooz Family Fun pass (worth $24.99).  See TJCS website for log sheets.  Completed log sheets are due to Mrs. Smyth or Mr. White by Friday, December 1.

 

Middle/High School:

  • Seniors:  Pictures in tux/drapes with Parker Portraits will be on Tuesday, November 14th.
  • We will have a free drama night in the gym for our students and families on Thursday, November 16th from 7-8:00 p.m.  There will be a mini play, short skits and monologues. Please come and support our drama students!

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.