Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology is a Governor’s regional school offering a comprehensive college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology.  Arlington County students enrolled in grade eight may apply, and if selected, would attend TJHSST tuition free.  Students must be taking Algebra I or higher math in 8th grade to apply. Selection is highly competitive based on the results of an aptitude test, teacher recommendations, grades and other information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Apply in 8th grade for 9th grade enrollment
  • Algebra I or higher in 8th Grade
  • 3.0 GPA in core classes (and language) for 7th grade.

Important Dates for 2020 – 2021 Winter Application Round