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WELCOME TO THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL!

Thomas Jefferson High School aims to provide a safe, secure, and diverse environment that encourages students to be active, life-long learners. 

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We are a wonderfully diverse school district, situated in south King County, and we're excited to have your child enroll in our school.

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WELCOME TO THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR.

Find all the resources you need for a successful start to a year of growth and learning. 

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REMINDER: EARLY RELEASE EVERY FRIDAY

Early release days have moved to Friday and schools are let out 75 minutes early

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STEM Exploration Night Draws 3,600+ in Attendance

On Thursday, March 14, Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) hosted the seventh annual STEM Exploration Night, attracting a record-breaking crowd of over 3,600. Scholars and families enjoyed STEM booths and special attractions including workshops, demonstrations, and more. 

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Federal Way Mirror’s Athlete of the Year

Each year, the community votes for an all-star FWPS scholar-athlete to be named the Federal Way Mirror Athlete of the Year. Cast your vote by May 23!

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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! Scroll down for an overview of each honoree’s cause for celebration. 

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Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! Scroll down for an overview of each honoree’s cause for celebration. 

Read More about Good News Feb. 27
Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! Scroll down for an overview of each honoree’s cause for celebration. 

Read More about Good News Feb. 13

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WHO WE ARE

Thomas Jefferson High School aims to provide a safe, secure, and diverse environment that encourages students to be active, life-long learners. We do this by providing challenging curricular programs that foster inquiring, knowledgeable, internationally-minded, and caring young people who actively strive to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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WHAT WE OFFER

CTE PROGRAMS

FWPS offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at select middle schools and all four comprehensive high schools. CTE courses enable scholars in grades 6-12 to explore various fields of interest, connect their learning with the real-world, and gain important skills necessary for life after high school and future careers.

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALEAUREATE (IB) PROGRAMME

Thomas Jefferson High School has been an authorized IB Diploma school continuously since 1999. TJ received authorization in the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) in August 2013. 

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CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

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TJ offers clubs and activities, in support of Goal 3 of the FWPS strategic plan, like Speech and Debate, Robotics, Latino Student Union, Art Club, and more.

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FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS

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TJ partners with the Raider Parent Movement, a non-profit organization that exists to build an effective partnership with Thomas Jefferson High School families, staff members, students, and alumni to advance the well being of the school and the community it serves.

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