Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Outside BBQ

Outside BBQ

Outside BBQ

Outside BBQ

Sumpter field trip

Sumpter field trip

Sumpter field trip

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 9-26-2016.


  • A huge thank you to all of the parents who chaperoned our Sumpter field trip.  We appreciate your help and could not have done it without you!
  • With Halloween on a school day this year, we’d like to remind you that wearing costumes and bringing treats is not appropriate, as it is not conducive for classroom instruction
  • There will be a Reading meeting held for kindergarten on the 27th of Sept. at 7 PM. Parents need to come to the back door (Room 100) to get in the room.
  • Midterm progress reports will be sent home for students in Kinder through 6th grade.
  • If you have any items you can donate to the Idaho Youth Ranch, we have a hut out by our parking lot. Thanks!

·         And the teams are off and running with Academic Quiz Bowl.  Here are the standings after game one:  5th Grade - You started the year by coming to play and play you did with a total of 50 points. 6th Grade - You had a great start by putting points on the board ending up with a total of 70 points.  7th Grade - You also had a great game by ending up with a total of 60 points.  8th Grade - You had a real good game day with ending up with a total of 50 points.   The next match is on November 16 right after school in the library/cafe.  Hope to see you there and have a great two-week fall break.  Mr. Baalson

High School/Middle School:

  • Please check power school for midterm grades for all middle and high school students.  If you need any assistance, please contact Cathy Winwood at  Please contact the office if you need a hard copy.

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.