Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

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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 


  • Elementary and middle school students will need to meet outside their classroom door when the whistle blows at 7:54, ready for classes.  Parents, please let your child come in on their own as class needs to start at 7:55.
  •  Please remember that parent drop off in the morning is in front of the school; buses drop off in the parking lot.  If you need to get out of your car, please park in the parking lot, not in front of the building.
  • Please check our website; to find:
    • School supply lists
    • School calendar (including A/B days)
    • Lunch menu
    • Handbooks
      • Please read, print out and sign the last page.  Teachers will be asking for them the first week of school
  •  Bus information
    • If you need to take a different bus, please get a note to the bus driver or classroom teacher.
    • If you need to ride a bus for sports, the bus driver will need a note from a parent. 
    • For busing to YMCA, you will need to get a new form from the YMCA
  • We have received word that the end of Smeed will be closed until December.
  • For any after school messages to students, please call the office before 2:15 p.m.  We can’t guarantee that messages will make it to your student if it’s later than 2:15, thanks!


High School:

  • High school students will meet in the commons.  Please check power school for your schedules prior to coming to school. 
  • 7th-12th:  Please check power school frequently for grade/assignment information.  If you need help with your login, please contact Cathy Winwood at
  • Information and Registration Night for parents of students enrolling in NNU and CWI concurrent credit classes will be Monday August 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives will be available to answer questions regarding financial forms, registration paper work and credit transfer. 

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.