School Profile

Developing Thoughtful, Articulate Young Adults

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy (TJCA-CFA) is a public charter school, offering a college-preparatory education to students in grades Kindergarten through twelve. TJCA-CFA is open to North Carolina students. There is NO TUITION. Students from Rutherford, Cleveland, Polk, and McDowell counties currently attend TJCA-CFA.

“A society that wishes to be both ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, wants what never was, and never will be.”

—Thomas Jefferson


School Charter

Take a look at our original charter application approved in 1998 by the NC Department of Public Instruction. 


School Profile

For a brief overview of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy, view our 2014-2015 school profile.


NC Report Card

2012-13 North Carolina TJCA-CFA School Report Card

Read To Achieve data sheet as of 8-27-2014


Click HERE to browse the NC School Report website.


Technology Plan

View our recently updated 2014-2016 Technology Plan which discusses how we intend to acquire, implement, maintain, and fund technology in the coming years.


Our Mascot

The Gryphon - A mythical creature that is part lion, part eagle.  Click on the link to learn more.