The Esse Chapter of the National Honor Society exists to promote leadership, character, scholarship, and service at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. Members are selected by a Faculty Council from candidates who exemplify the qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and service. Candidates must qualify with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.9 or a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.3 to be considered, and must fill out and turn in a student information form when identified. Members participate in school and individual service projects.
The Atlas Club – named after the mythological figure who held the earth on his shoulders – is a student organization that fosters awareness and discussion of environmental issues, such as desertification, the deterioration of farmland, water pollution, biodiversity, deforestation, climate change, and the rise in “environmental refugees.” The club also promotes practical service projects such as recycling. The organization is not an activist organization but a forum for learning, discussion, debate, and service.
I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world. TJCA 4-H is a successful youth development program. It will provide educational opportunities in a environment that supports long-term, productive interactions among youth. The club will emphasize skill-building, provide relevant projects that reflect the diverse interests of the youth involved. The club will also emphasize both promotion of positive behaviors and prevention of risk behaviors.The club will encourage youth participation and leadership. TJCA 4-Hers will develop life skills that will transform them into successful adults.To Make the Best Better,
- Janet Jau
7th and 8th grade academic teams
These are for students who have an Aor A-B average in all areas and are very competitive. We want students who will work hard on the material we will use for study, and the students must be committed to coming to the meetings. Our competition is at ICC in January. This is really a great experience. We love to win!
High School Academic Teams
The High School Academic Teams compete in multiple quiz bowl/trivia competitions each across NC and the Southeast. Teams practice several times a week. Please see Mr. Limehouse for more information.
Open to 7-12 grade, beginning to advanced levels. Practice chanters available for rental or purchase.
Mr. Mann, instructor
Open to 7-12 grades, beginning to advanced. Clarinets will be available for rental or purchase.
Mr. Mann, instructor
All levels (Beginning-Advanced) 7-12 are invited to join flute club. If you have any questions about purchasing a flute, please e-mail Mrs. Andrews. Flute requires a lot of practice at home, at least 3 days a week.
Advanced Orchestra Club
Open to 7 -12 grades, intermediate to advanced levels. Must already play violin, viola, cello, or double bass.
Mr. Mann, instructor
For beginning students, private lessons are offered after school. See Mr. Mann if interested.
Open to 7-12 grade, beginning to advanced levels. Purchase of snare drum may be required. Mr. Butler/Mr. Mann
HS Model UN
During our weekly meetings we will focus on how the United Nations works, the United States’ role in the UN, country research, and problems ranging from nuclear proliferation to international terrorism, so if you are interested in learning more about politics around the world – join the model UN.- John Henderson
High School Writing Workshop
Students in grades 9-12 who need assistance with a school writing assignment, and who have written permission from their teachers to receive assistance in the writing lab, may attend and work with Ms. Owens and/or senior writing tutors. Only seniors approved by Ms. Owens may serve as tutors in the writing lab.- Martha Owens
Open to high school students interested in learning how to create a yearbook using computer programs. Students will produce the 2009-2010 yearbook. - Meg Masterman