Create Your World in Ours. TJ is an IB World School.

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Create Your World in Ours.  TJ is an IB World School.

Thomas Jefferson High School has been an IB Diploma World School for many years.  We are presently in the candidate phase for the IB Middle Years Program.  The school has been making significant changes to insure that ALL students receive a rigorous framework of academic challenges that encourage   students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.

Last year we developed a seven period day and we will continue that model for the 2012-2013 school year.  Students in the MYP are expected to study eight subjects, Technology, English, Fine Arts, Math, Physical Education/Health, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.  Connections between the disciplines are encouraged.  Focusing on a broad-based curriculum, where the whole student is nurtured, leads to excellence demonstrated in many areas at Thomas Jefferson.

We presently have students representing Thomas Jefferson at the State and National Level in Speech and Debate, History Bowl, Math Team, Emergency Response Team, DECA, FBLA, and a range of Athletic events.  Students gain opportunities to be part of a top level Music Program, Theater Program, and Leadership  Organizations because of the high level of focus and performance throughout their high school experience.

Next year we are implementing “Extended Courses” in 9th and 10th grade.  The Extended Courses in English and Humanities are marked with an X in the course catalog.  The “Extended Courses” in Science are Physics/ Environmental Systems for 9th grade and Chemistry for 10th grade. The “Extended Courses” in 9th and 10th grade are being introduced because all Students need to be challenged.  The “Extended Courses” will progress at a faster pace than the regular MYP courses.  All students who pass the MSP will be encouraged to register for the X courses and the Academic Acceleration Policy will be implemented to ensure that all students have an opportunity to register for the X classes.

We are in the process of registering students and building the schedule for 2012-2013 school year.  There is a high level of energy and excitement as we plan classes for next year.

TJ is going places, and we want you to be there with us.  Over 70 students have Choiced in to the school for next year, but we have room for more.  Do not miss your opportunity to

Create Your World in Ours

 

Contact me at 253-945-5614 or ldrake@fwps.org if you have any questions.

Liz Drake

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