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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.




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.
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