Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology is the Governor's School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia. Although located in Fairfax County, admission is open to Arlington students who are highly motivated with a genuine interest in the biological, physical, mathematical, technological, and computer sciences.
Students are selected through a very competitive admissions process and should demonstrate the following characteristics:
Your student may pick up an application from me beginning September 23, 2013. Applications will be due back to me no later than October 18, 2013 4:00. Applications are available online at www.TJAdmissions.org and a fee of $90 is charged to take the test.
The Admission test is given on Saturday, December 7 in the morning at Swanson. .
You are encouraged to attend an open house at Holmes Middle school on Saturday, October 5, Please explore the TJHSST website to complete a practice test in advance of the test The links: Understanding the Decision Process and Resources (Preparing for the Test on your own) and STEM Resources and calendar are worth investigating. Contact: Mrs. Jankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Important dates section:
International Baccalaureate Information
The IB Program is a rigorous, two-year comprehensive program for highly motivated, high achieving students in grades 11 and 12, at Washington-Lee High School. The program seeks to prepare students for post-secondary study through courses and instructional techniques that emphasize:
Students apply for the I.B. program in grade 8. Candidates should have completed Algebra and--- either French 2 , Spanish 2 , Chinese 2, Arabic 2 or Latin I by the end of grade 8.
If your student is interested in the I.B. program, I strongly recommend you and your child attend the information night on Wednesday, December 4 at 7 pm at Washington-Lee High School. Applications are available on the W-L I.B. website beginning October 28 and must be delivered to W-L by January 17, 2014 at 4 pm.
Other important dates:
October 23 7 pm: College fair at Ballston Mall
January 9 7pm Yorktown parent orientation at Yorktown
January 22 7 pm Wakefield Parent orientation at Wakefield
January 29 7 pm W-L parent orientation at W-L
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