Congratulations to those students who were admitted to TJ as 9th graders for the fall of 2018. Now, the hard part comes: succeeding at TJ. Many students find the transition from a base middle school to TJ challenging, given the advanced courses that TJ offers in math, science, and technology. Many TJ students report that the TJ classes move quickly and students are often expected to learn much of the curriculum on their own. This is particularly true for math, where many students who are used to getting A’s and A+’s in middle school find themselves with B’s and B-‘s at TJ. We have found that students who succeed in 9th grade generally successfully complete TJ and are prepared to compete for top colleges.
Therefore, MyEdMaster is pleased to offer, for the fifth consecutive year, its summer TJ readiness class for rising TJ 9th graders. The class meets 3 hours weekly starting June 3 and covers the 9th-grade curriculum for math (data analysis class required of all incoming freshman), biology, and Java programming (1 hour for each class). By covering the curriculum over the summer in a small group setting, students are able to absorb the material at a more comfortable pace and when they enroll in TJ in the fall, the three most challenging classes are more like a review than a “sink or swim” exposure to new material.
The course meets Sundays in Herndon. Biology is taught from 10-11am, Java from 11-12 and research statistics from noon to 1pm. Students can enroll in any or all of these subjects.
Tuition is $260 per subject (13 classes) or $750 if all subjects are enrolled for.