托马斯·杰斐逊科技高中(Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, Alexandria, VA)

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托马斯·杰斐逊科技高中位于弗吉尼亚州亚历山大市,是一所顶级的、非常有吸引力的公立学校。它拥有1823名9-12年级的学生,学生与教师的比例为17:1。根据国家考试成绩,99%的学生至少精通数学,99%的学生阅读。

该校优势巨大,拥有与最顶级私立高中名校对比的实力。除了在师生比与升学率上略逊于私立名校外,其在招生人数、升学人数、进入名校人数等指标上都超过了私立名校,这当然是它公立学校的普世价值属性!当然最大的优势就是,它是实际上排名第一的、真正意义上的公立高中!毕竟2018年排名第一的公立名校,虽然其所有权为公立,但其招生却实行竞争性入学的形式,与私立基本一样。而真正意义上的公立高中,是严格按照居住区域进行入学的体制。但也有一些区域拥有多所高中,而排名第一的高中当然是先到先得,甚至也可能实行竞争入学的机制,但这种区域的公立高中都会很好的,不用担心!再加上该校位于大华府即首都华盛顿都市圈,高校环绕,就业岗位众多,绝对是未来生活的绝佳之地!

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Alexandria, VA. It has 1,823 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.

Mission Statement

The mission of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is to provide students with a challenging learning environment focused on math, science, and technology, to inspire joy at the prospect of discovery, and to foster a culture of innovation based on ethical behavior and the shared interests of humanity.

Beliefs

At Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, we believe:

  1. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are vital in addressing the complex societal and ethical issues of our time.
  2. Students learn best in a community where academic disciplines are integrated, fostering an appreciation of how they interact and form a whole.
  3. Global interdependence compels us to understand the languages, systems and diverse cultures of people throughout the world.
  4. Literature, music and the arts are essential, timeless aspects of human existence.
  5. The methods of science provide discipline to our search for structure in the world.
  6. Research stems from a combination of fundamental knowledge, individual creativity, and curiosity.
  7. Effective communication is often the only difference between a good idea and a successful initiative.
  8. Collaborative learning, athletics, and extracurricular activities develop leadership and interpersonal skills.
  9. Responsibility and integrity are core principles in the pursuit of excellence.
  10. Learning never ends.

School History

Established in 1985, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is a partnership among businesses and schools created to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology. Representatives from business and industry and staff of the Fairfax County Public Schools worked together in curriculum and facilities development for the school.

As the Governor’s School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, the school is also supported by the Virginia Department of Education. Unlike other magnet schools, TJHSST has a four-year, full day program.

In 1999, local business leaders, parents, and alumni formed the TJ Partnership Fund (TJPF) as a nonprofit public foundation to help raise money to support TJHSST’s academic mission and role as a STEM education leader. After the renovation the TJPF expanded its focus to enhance STEM outreach efforts and alumni engagement in addition to its support for the school.

In addition to providing a specialized education for selected students in Fairfax County, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology also serves other school districts including Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

In 2017, TJHSST completed an extensive renovation.

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