TJ Senior is National Merit Scholarship semifinalist!

Emma Elizabeth Carter, daughter of Mr. Chris Carter and Dr. Rachel Keever of Forest City, and senior at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. She is one of only 16,000 students from around the world who have earned this recognition. Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the NMS Program by taking the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT, which served as an initial screen of program participants. The pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of US high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Emma will now have the opportunity to compete for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more that $31 million that will be awarded next spring. Emma plans to attend NC State University next fall to major in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Law. While at TJCA, Emma has played JV and Varsity Volleyball, has been involved with the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, Environmental Club, Peer Tutoring, and volunteered for the Community Pet Center.
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Call for volunteers!

Dear TJ parents, there are many ways to actively participate in our school. Coming up very soon are two big promotional opportunities that we hope you can represent the school at:
Rutherfordton Hilltop Festival(Saturday Oct.6) and Shelby Livermush Festival(Saturday Oct.20)
Please fill out the respective link if you can man our TJ booth!

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Our Mission

Building upon the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy partners with families to educate students in grades K–12 in the trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, thus graduating thoughtful, articulate young adults who are prepared for college and for a lifetime of citizenship and active intellectual inquiry.