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

The admissions process to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thank you for your interest in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).  Making the decision to pursue admission to a selective secondary high school is not an easy one to make and we want you to know the Admissions Office is here to support you.  Our goal is to ensure that all students and families are provided the same level of information in order to successfully navigate the process.  We believe the best way to begin this journey is through open communication between our prospective students and their parents.  We look forward to assisting you and exposing you to all TJHSST offers to students interested in STEM.

The process of selecting a high school can be challenging and exciting. We encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns. 

TJHSST Admissions 

Updated (11/17/20)

FCPS School Board postponed the work session focused on the admissions process. The board transitioned its focus to the delay in "Return to School" due to the recent increase in COVID positive cases. A new date has not been scheduled for a work session on the admissions process. 

Updated (10/08/20)

Listed below is a compilation of the recent meetings that have been held to discuss the admissions process. Based upon the School Board Work Session discussion on October 6, the school board consensus was that testing (Quant-Q, ACT Aspire Reading and Science) will be eliminated for this year, the application fee will be eliminated and there will be an increase in student enrollment at TJHSST. We do not have a window for the application process at this time. The next scheduled School Board Work Session to discuss additional changes is currently set for November 17. 

Updated (9/16/20)

The application window for current eighth-grade students has not yet become available. The News Release below is the most recent information that was presented September 15 at the FCPS School Board Work Session. We anticipate the next update after October 8th. 

Updated (9/08/20)

The application window for current eighth-grade students has changed. We will post the updated window as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and know that students and families look forward to beginning the process that will hopefully provide them with an opportunity to attend TJHSST. We anticipate we will update this information after September 15th. 


TJHSST Admissions: Contact Us

Admissions Office (general inquiries):

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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The TJHSST Admissions Office is located at the FCPS Gatehouse Administrative Center:
8115 Gatehouse Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042