2018 Fall TJ Info Session
What Makes TJ Different?
- Regional Governor’s School for Science and Technology
- Students apply to attend
- All courses taught on honors, AP, or post-AP level
- Research-based learning beginning in 9thgrade that focuses on connecting ideas and creating flexible class time
9th Grade -IBET
- Integrated Biology, English & Technology
- Flexible class time
- Field trips
- Research-based learning
Sophomore & Junior Year
- STEM Related Electives & Activities
- JUMP Lab (Jefferson Underclassman Multi-discipline Project)
Senior Year –Research Laboratories
- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Automation & Robotics
- Chemical Analysis & Nanochemistry
- Computer Systems
- Energy Systems
- Engineering Design
- Mobile and Web Application Development
- Oceanography & Geographical Systems
- Prototyping & Engineering Materials
- Quantum Physics & Optics
Mentorship: include but not limited to Children’s National Medical Center, NIH, MITRE Corp, Naval Research Lab, GMU, GWU, Smithsonian, Northrop Grumman, Georgetown University Medical Center
TJ -More Than Science and Tech
- Electives offered in all subject areas
- Fine Arts and Performing Arts
- World languages
- Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish
- In-school activity period Wednesdays & Fridays
- Each week divided into four sections
- Over 180 clubs and activities
- Create your own!
- Full complement of competitive VHSL teams
- Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshmen Teams
- Fall, Winter and Spring Seasons
- Tradition of Success
- Teams play and practice after school
The TJHSST Day
- 8:40 am –4:00 pm
- 8 Periods (instead of 7)
- Block Scheduling
- Common Lunch
- No Bells!
What is TJHSST looking for?
- Evidence of academic\achievement in school
- Demonstration of genuine interest/ curiosity/creativity in STEM
Is TJ Looking for You?
- Can you answer these questions ….
- What about STEMare you interested in and why?
- What have you done to pursue this interest?
- What did you learn or hope to learn from your STEM experience(s)?
- Why TJ?
- Are you involved in after-school clubs with a STEM focus?
- Are you taking advantage of local resources that relate to STEM?
- 8th grade to apply to 9th
- Residency in a participating school division
- Algebra I or higher in 8th Grade
- 3.0 GPA in core classes at end of 7th grade