Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)
6560 Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312
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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) is the product of a partnership forged between the business community and Fairfax County Public Schools to improve education in science, mathematics, and technology. This unique Fairfax County Public School offers a comprehensive program that focuses on scientific, mathematical, and technological fields. The core skills and values infused throughout the curriculum emphasize and promote critical inquiry and research, problem solving skills, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility. As the regional magnet Governor's School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, the school serves applicants from six different participating school districts: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Since its very first graduating class in 1985, student research has played an essential role in learning at TJHSST. Requirements for the Thomas Jefferson High School Diploma include the completion of an original engineering or experimental research project in an on-campus laboratory or off-site through a Mentorship program at a government, corporate, or university research laboratory. Jefferson's 13 science and technology research laboratories include:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
Automation and Robotics
Chemical Analysis
Communication Systems
Computer Systems
Computer Assisted Design
Energy Systems
Oceanography/Geophysical Systems
Optics and Modern Physics
Prototyping and Engineering Materials

Selected outstanding research projects are published in TJHSST's annual student-produced research journal, TEKNOS, which has won numerous national awards.

Enrollment Enrollment as of June 201617: 1763
Grades 9-12
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