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Thursday, April 11, 2013

FCPS Offers Admission to 480 Students for TJHSST

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has offered admission to 480 students for the class of 2017 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). 

A total of 3,121 students applied for admission. Seventy-six (76) percent of the students offered admission reside in Fairfax County and 24  percent of the admitted class is from Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the City of Falls Church. Approximately 92 percent of students offered admission are currently attending public schools.

Established in 1985, TJHSST is a governor’s school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology. Specialized technical laboratories, including a technological computational center, enhance the academic curriculum and provide students with experience in state-of-the-art technology, opportunities for independent research and experimentation, and interaction with professionals from the scientific, technological, engineering, and industrial communities. 

The selection process for admittance to TJHSST involves careful consideration of each candidate, including multiple readings of each semifinalist-applicant’s essays, teacher recommendations, and a student-authored information sheet completed in a proctored environment, as well as consideration of math and science grades and math scores on the admissions examination. As always, a summer round of admissions for eighth grade students newly moved to a participating district after September 30 of the previous year will add to the 480 acceptances at the end of June.

Statistics about the TJHSST class of 2017 are available online

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Note: For more information, contact the TJHSST admissions office at 571-423-3770.