Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology maintains an eight (8) period schedule with academic classes meeting in periods 1 through 7 and activities meeting in period 8. Most weeks, 8th period meets on Wednesday and Friday (Red days) for two blocks each day. These 40 minute blocks of time enable students to explore a wide variety of interests, including special interest clubs, athletics, performing arts, and the humanities, or to get extra help without staying after school. Currently, TJ offers over 180 clubs, activities and varsity sports. Here is a sample of Clubs and Activities at TJ.
Attendance at activities during 8th period is required and is monitored through the 8th Period Office, under the supervision of the Director of Student Activities.
For information on how to start a club or activity at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, click 'Club Forms'. Applications for a new club must be submitted to the 8th period office by the end of the 1st quarter.
Joan Burch - 8th Period Coordinator
Marie Lauducci - 8th Period Assistant