TJHSST Course Catalog

Just like any other school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has a course catalog. This one has in-depth information about a few things, including counseling and guidance, graduation requirements, class standing, grading and credits, the College and Career Center, pathways for planning the high school courses, special high school programs, and educational options offered by the school. Not only that, it also features the descriptions of all courses offered at the school.

In order to find the TJHSST course catalog, you can follow every step that is mentioned below:

    1. The first thing that you need to do is to go to the official website of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology at
    2. When you are on its homepage, find the Full Menu located at the top left of the page and then click the three lines.
    3. After that, find Academics. It should be easy for you to find it as it is the fourth one from the list right after Admission.
    4. Please click the right arrow and then choose TJHSST Course Catalog. Aside from that, you can also select the Academics option and when you are on the Academics page, scroll down a bit until you find See the TJHSST Course Catalog button.
    5. Just like that you will be taken to the TJHSST course catalog page.

At the time of the writing, unfortunately, instead of taking us to the TJHSST Course Catalog page, the screen showed Error 522 Connection timed out. The result remained the same even after trying on a few different browsers and a few different devices. Feel free to try it by yourself and hope the page can be opened this time.

Since there is no way to open the TJHSST course catalog as of now, you will be informed about several things related to the courses at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

TJHSST Course Catalog

These followings will talk about the 2021-2022 TJ course guide addendum. There are two courses in total: Advanced Placement BC Calculus after Calculus AB (317706) and Geospatial Analysis (422067). Below are the details about these two:

Advanced Placement BC Calculus after Calculus AB (317706):

    • Credit: 1.0 credit (yearlong class)
    • Additional weight: 1.0 (AP weight)
    • Description: By taking this course, the student will be able to understand the concepts of limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals, the ones that were covered in AP Calculus AB. The main new topics that are covered include parametric, polar, and vector functions; Euler’s method; more L’Hospital’s Rule; special integration techniques; improper integrals; logistic differentiable equations; polynomial approximations and series; as well as Taylor series. This course focuses more on a multi-representational approach to calculus. A few things are expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, including concepts, results, and problems. Apart from that, it is possible for the graphing utilities and the other relevant technology tools to be used as long as they support the instruction, especially to make the students to be able to explore graphical, numerical, and symbolic relationships. This college-level course should be filled corresponds to the syllabus of the College Board Calculus BC Advanced Placement Program. It is better for those who complete this course to take the associated Advanced Placement examination as there is a chance for them to get college credit if a qualifying score is achieved.
    • Prerequisites: AP Calculus AB

Geospatial Analysis (422067):

    • Credit: 1.0 credit (yearlong class)
    • Additional weight: 0.5 (honors weight)
    • Description: geospatial technologies play a big role in decision-making about a lot of different issues across a few fields, including environmental science, city planning, agriculture, emergency response, and many other ones. Every student who takes this course will be provided with the skills and knowledge to make use of geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems or GIS, global positioning systems or GPS, and remote sensing. They will be introduced to the tools, techniques and theory of GIS. Not only that, they will also develop a great understanding of the different types of data that are able to be used with GIS. Then, these things will be used by the students to complete a research project that is based in community, the one that involves the spatial reasoning and decision making.
    • Prerequisites: None

In addition, you will also be informed about the course planning for class of 2022 and beyond.

9th grade:

    • *English 9
    • *Biology
    • *Design & Tech
    • Health and PE 9
    • Math
    • World Lang.
    • Elective
    • Optional Summer School Course (after 9th grade)

10th grade:

    • *English 10th
    • *World History/Geography II
    • Chemistry
    • Health and PE 10
    • Math
    • World Lang.
    • Elective
    • Optional Summer School Course (after 10th grade)

11th grade:

    • *English 11
    • *AP or Honors US/VA History
    • Physics / AP Physics (AP Calculus BS is a pre/cp-requisite for AP Physics)
    • Math
    • World Lang. or Elective
    • Elective
    • Elective
    • Optional Summer School Course (after 11th grade)

12th grade:

    • **AP English Lang/Lit
    • **AP US Government
    • Geosystems
    • Senior Research Lab
    • Math
    • Elective
    • Elective

Take note that the ones with * are offered as an integrated block, which is usually referred to as IBET for 9th grade, HUM 1 for 10th grade and HUM 2 for 11th grade. As for the ones with **, they are offered as separate classes or as an integrated block. Another thing to remember is that it is a must for the graduation requirements to be intentionally scheduled somewhere within the four years that every student has at the school, even though most TJ graduation requirements with be met within the natural profession of courses. For those who have no idea about the graduation requirements, they include 3 World Language credits (keep in mind that it must be sequential in same language), 1 extra credit of non-AP social studies course, 1 credit of Economics & Personal Finance or AP Macro or Micro Economics, 1 credit of Computer Science completed before junior year, 1 credit of AP Calculus AB or BC, and 1 credit of a Fine art/Career & Tech Ed or 4th year of a World Language or an extra credit of Science, Math or Technology.

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