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.  Selection is highly competitive based on the results of your application.

TJHSST Admissions Presentation Video

Eligibility Requirements (Announced Oct. 22nd, 2021)

  • 8th graders must be enrolled in Algebra I Intensified or Geometry Intensified (students enrolled in Pre-Algebra or regular Algebra will not be eligible)
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher for 7th grade and 1st quarter of 8th grade.

Important Dates for 2021 – 2022 Winter Application Round

  • Monday, October 25: Applications Available – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 17th: Deadline to START a new application – 4:00 pm
  • Friday, November 19: Application Deadline – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 29: Student Portrait Sheet (SPS)/Essay Writing Administration – 8:00 am
  • Saturday, February 5: Inclement Weather Date for January 29
  • Friday, February 4: Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration – 8:00 am
  • Friday, February 11: Inclement Weather Date for February 4
  • Friday, April 29: Final Notifications Released on or Before

* Dates on calendar above may be subject to change. Find most updated information on the TJHSST Admissions Website.