Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy is extremely proud of our strong athletic program and the performance of our student athletes, both in the classroom and on the field. Thomas Jefferson is a proud member of the NCHSAA 1A-2A Western Highlands Conference and was one of the first charter schools in the state to participate in the 1A classification in all sports including football. During the 2011-2012 school year, Thomas Jefferson finished 12th (out of 99 schools) in the Wells Fargo Cup Standings for all 1A schools in North Carolina. The Wells Fargo Cup, formerly known as the Wachovia Cup, honors NCHSAA schools with the best overall athletic programs and awards points for top-eight finishes in state championship competition. Thomas Jefferson will moving to an all 1-A Conference, which includes Cherryville and Bessemer City, for the 2013-2014 season.
Contact Athletic Director Chris White for further information.
About our mascot
The classical mythological figure of the Gryphon has been selected as the symbol for Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. It was used in the Persian, Greek and Roman cultures as well as in western heraldry.
Since ancient times it has been a symbol of vigilance, loyalty, strength, speed, gracefulness, and gentleness. As part eagle and part lion, it was master of the sky as well as the land. A goal for the academy is to have all graduates imitate the Gryphon by being able to command the heights of knowledge and truth and being able to use them in down to earth situations.