Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST/TJ) is one of the top 5 specialized high schools in the national rankings. The high is school primarily focused on Science and Technology and is operated by FCPS. TJ allows admission to students from five counties including the Fairfax County. Fall of every year, the TJHSST Admissions Office accepts applications from different grade levels but the most popular is the application of eighth-graders for the Freshmen year at TJ. The admission is through a ACT aspired standardized Quant, Science, and English test along with three essay questions. All aspiring students must be enrolled in Algebra 1 or a higher math course to be eligible for the admission. There is an exception for the students who cannot take Algebra I in his or her middle school. Other than the admissions test, prior academic achievement, and teacher recommendations are required.
Loudoun County on the other hand provides a part-time alternative school program for high school students enrolled in LCPS. The Academy provides advanced math and science courses for gifted students in science and technology. With a very strong curriculum, world class campus, and higher percentage of students making it to the top undergraduate schools of the country, the number of applicants applying to AOS/AET has increased. LCPS has complemented this increase by increasing the intake by 3 times. For the 2021 fall admissions, LCPS has changed its admission criteria from PSAT based to STEM Skill assessment test. CCTDI, CCTST, SIS and writing assessment as part of the admission process has not changed.
We work on the core conceptual foundation of math, science, and technology. Our methods have proved to deliver a 100% improvement in problem-solving and test-taking strategies. We do not overload students with umpteen practices but try to identify the conceptual weaknesses and work on focused personalized plan. Our small class size is the key to effective preparation.
The students who have worked with us for longer periods have breezed through the tests for the first cut. Our approach to work on strengthening the concepts during these foundational years has proved to keep the students stronger in academic performance in high schools.
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