2018 Fall TJ Info Session

September 25, 2018

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
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Analysis & Nanochemistry
  • Computer Systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering Design
  • Microelectronics
  • Mobile and Web Application Development
  • Neuroscience
  • 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

Eighth Period

  • In-school activity period Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Each week divided into four sections
  • Over 180 clubs and activities
  • Create your own!

TJHSST Athletics

  • 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


  • School Hours

    • 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?

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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


Learn more at the TJ Admissions site or view the Information Session Presentation.