TJHSST Freshman Application Process

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Admissions

Eligibility Requirements

Am I eligible to apply to TJHSST?
  • If eligible to apply, complete the TJHSST Admissions Online Application when the application becomes available (see link below). 


Application Components: 

  • Complete the Student Portrait Sheet
    • Students will demonstrate Portrait of a Graduate attributes and 21st Century Skills
      • Collaborator
      • Communicator
      • Creative and Critical Thinker
      • Ethical/Global Citizen
      • Goal-Directed & Resilient Individual
      • Innovator
      • Leader
      • Problem Solver
    • Additional information about Portrait of a Graduate
      • Note: The Student Portrait Sheet will evaluate applicants on the broad skills listed above and not each listed bullet on the link below. However, the link below provides deeper information and resources to better understand the skills listed above.
  • Complete the Problem-Solving Essay
    • Math and/or Science content 
    • Topic will include multiple variables/steps 
    • Applicant response will include solution along with explanation of process to solve problem.
    • Written in essay format

Calendar for 2020-2021 Freshman Round (Updated 01/22/21)

  • Monday, February 1 - Application Available Online - 8:00 am
  • Friday, February 26 - Application Submission Deadline - 4:00 pm
  • Monday, March 15 - Student Portrait Sheet and Essay (Virtual Timed Administration) - AM (Exact Time TBD)
  • Monday, April 12 - Student Portrait Sheet and Essay (Virtual Timed Administration) - AM (Exact Time TBD)
    • Accommodations & Make-Up (Sick) Date Only

Steps to Complete the Application

1.  The applicant must access the Log-In Screen prior to the parent and complete the initial log-in process that includes entry of a parent name and email address.

2.  Parent receives an auto-generated email containing the "link" for them to log-in and create the parent account. This link does expire so parents are encouraged to log in as soon as possible.

3.  TJ Liaison Counselor from the applicant's school verifies math course. (Allow 24 hours, minimum, for this verification to be completed.) Auto-generated email is sent to applicant and parent after verification advising them they may complete the application.

4.  Applicant and parent must both electronically sign 

5.  Submit the application. 

6.  An auto-generated email will be sent to the applicant and parent advising them that the application has been submitted. 

TJHSST Class of 2025 (2020-2021 Applicants)