How to get into Thomas Jefferson High School (ranked #1 in VA)?
Well, how did Serena Williams become the #1 ranked female tennis player?
Serena Williams didn’t just decide one day to play tennis with the pros. No, she practiced, and practiced from when she was 4 years old. She took lessons, attended a tennis academy for several years, and played for many hours every day.
By the time Serena was ready to participate in the pros, she didn’t just show up at the tournament – she had 10 years of experience playing tennis, and she was ready to compete with the best of them.
So you see, when you want to be among the best, you have to start early to be ready.
Virginia’s best high school:
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)
In Fairfax County, we are lucky to have one of the best high schools in the entire US (currently ranked #2 nationally by US News): Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (a.k.a. TJHSST, or “TJ”). But getting in is not easy and students must start preparing early to be ready.
TJ is a school which caters to highly achieving students specifically focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); and although it is located in Fairfax County, it is technically not part of the Fairfax County Public Schools district. Instead, TJ is a Virginia state-chartered magnet school, which serves students from across several school districts in Northern Virginia.
So, when studying at TJ, students are being challenged by the best of the best in the entire region.
Getting into TJ is like getting into a pro tournament
Just like in a pro tournament, one doesn’t walk into TJ just expecting to get in. It takes a good dose of preparation to have the best chance.
What’s required to get into TJ?
The first step is to live within the area serviced by TJ, such as the following 6 participating school districts: Continue Reading…