Thomas Jefferson Charter School, Home of the Patriots

Fun day at the end of the year field day for elementary students

Emma Campbell speaking at State of the City Address

Emma Campbell speaking at State of the City address

Math Counts at BSU

Math Counts at BSU

Math Counts at BSU

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

TJCS Drama play Popularity

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 5-18-2015

Parents:

  • The kindergarten orientation has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m. in room 100.
  • This year's quiz bowl games had to been the most exciting and fun in all the years I have been doing this.  The results of the year's events are as follows:  1st Place - 7th grade team with a total of 500 points.  2nd place - 5th grade team with a total of 470 points.  3rd place - 6th grade team with a total of 460 points.  4th place - 8th grade team with a total of 230 points.  Thanks, Greg
  • Thank you! To those who helped us with our prom:  Jamie and Jeff Kingsley, Susan Kerr S Photography for pictures, Trina Copan, Ray and Chris Coon, Amanda Smith, Jill May, Jodi Endicott, Kirsten Calley, Cori Long and Lisa Farris
  • Please check our lost and found before school is out!  Anything left in lost and found after school is out is donated.
  • Grades 1-8 Field Day - Field Day is Thursday, May 28.  We could use some parents to help run this day.

Highschool: 

  • Reminder you have 30 hours of Community Service and 30 hours of Family Teamwork due the by the last day of school.
  • 10th-12th grades also have a 30 hour Internship due by the last day of school.
  • The Innovation presentation night will be held on May 21 at 6:00 p.m.  (different time from last week’s notes) You must present at the fair in order to pass.

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.