Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Citizen's of the Month for November



September Citizens of the Month

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 12-11-2017


  • Last week to sign up for ski night!  It will be on 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. 
  • Adult lunch pricing has been increased from $3.50 to $3.75
  • K-6 PE - Wow!  We hit an all-time high Fit for Fun at 118 students, so great job to all who participated in exercising at home!  As soon as the tickets arrive we will distribute them among those that earned them. 


Middle/High School:

  • A huge thanks to all who donated Christmas trees and decor for our 7th & 8th "Deck the Halls with History" project.  The kids are really excited to turn them into "US History Trees."
  • Innovation time cards (the next 10 hours) for 10th and 11th graders are due Friday, the 15th with 20 hours total.
  • HS Independent PE - reminder that completed log sheets w/ 60 total hours are due to Mrs. Smyth by Wed., Dec. 20.  Use of the YMCA ended, so if you still need more hours you'll want to make other arrangements to complete your exercise.
  • Idaho College Fair at TJCS High School Commons will be Monday, Feb. 12th at 2:45 p.m. All Idaho college’s/universities will be represented. 

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.