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Congratulations to the students on acceptance of Thomas  Jefferson High School for Science and Technology for the class of 2021!

Julia Y
Philip L
Kaan B
David P
Ellie C
Miranda X
Lydia Y
Curtis J
Richard S
M. S
Derek G
Tiffany J
Erin L
Thomas L 
Suhaas K

Our TJ admission test preparation program is well known for being a highly successful program in the Northern Virginia area. Students in this program will learn the tools that enable them to be successful when they take the TJ Entrance Exam, Student Information Sheet (SIS) and Essay writing in December 2015. In the fall of 2010 class, 10 out of 12 students were accepted for the 2015 class. In the fall 2011 class, 21 out of 27 students were accepted for the 2016 class. In the fall 2012, 13 out of 20 students were accepted, plus two students were accepted in summer round in 2013. In fall 2013 class, 22 out of 30 students were accepted by TJ. In 2014 classes, 23 out of 37 students were accepted by TJ. In 2015 classes, 28 out of 43 students were accepted by TJ. In fall 2016 classes, 16 out of 25 students were accepted by TJ.
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Dear Fraser,
We are so appreciative of the time and effort you have taken with Emily.  She has been accepted by TJ and Phillips Academy.  Sincerely, Mark.

​Dear Mr. Jose
I really appreciate all the help you gave me in math. Thank you so much, Alex Z


Dear Ms. Maldonado and Lisa, 

My son enjoyed and learned a lot from this class. This is a high quality class and I highly recommend to my friends. Thank you so much for your hard work. 

Have a wonderful summer
Judy
Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:48 AM
Middle School Biology class location is changed to:
Location: 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 
Day: Friday
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Enrollment:
--​2018 Spring Semester Registration Form

--2018 Summer Camp Registration form

--2018 Summer Part Time Course Registration form

Free Trial in Spring 2018
--Contact us at discover386@hotmail.com to get permit for the Free Trial.

2018 Summer Camp at Discover Learning Center at Fox Mill Elementary School

The Discover Learning Center 2018 Summer Camp provides your child with a fun, enriching learning experience. This summer program is designed to give students knowledge and experience concerning Science Olympiad, MathCounts, and the Spelling Bee. Concurrently, we will engage in courses in writing, reading, and math. Discover Learning Center is a fulfilling learning environment with devoted teachers that are carefully selected. Not only are they teachers but also are role models for our students. 

Most of the teachers who teach during the spring semester at Discover Learning Center will continue to teach during the summer. 
Our newest teacher has extensive experience in coaching Science Olympiad Teams.

Daily Schedule:
Mornings: the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, math, and more.  
Afternoon Team Activities: 
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Team competitions.

Winning teams will have a free ticket to King's Dominion 
We will have team competitions every day. Everyone in the leading team at the end of a session will be awarded a ticket to King's Dominion.

Summer Camp Location: Fox Mill Elementary school      Address: 2611 Viking Dr. Herndon, VA 20171

Come visit us every Saturday at 503 Carlisle Dr., Room 125, Herndon, VA 20170. There is easy access from Route 7100/286 (Fairfax County PKWY) and is right off Elden Street. 

Half/Full Day Summer Camp Sessions 
(Full Day = Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm) 
(Half Day = Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 12:30pm, or 1:30pm to 5:30pm)
(Extended Care = Monday to Friday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm) Extended Care (5:30pm to 6:30pm): $15.00 per day

Session 1: 06/20/2018 to 07/06/2018 (3 weeks, no class on 7/4/2018)
Session 2: 07/09/2018 to 07/27/2018, (3 weeks)
Session 3: 07/30/2018 to 08/10/2018 (2 weeks)

Program details: 

Rising 1st Grade:
Naglieri Nonverbal Test (Grade 1): Pattern Completion, Reasoning by Analogy, Serial Reasoning and Spatial Visualization.
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, second grade math, and more.  
Team Activities: 
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities

Rising 2nd Grade: 
FCPS Cognitive Abilities Test (FX CogAT-Custom Form for Grade 2): Verbal Analogies, Sentence completion, Verbal Classification, Number analogies, Number Puzzles, Number Sequence, Figure Matrices, Paper Folding and Figure Classification.
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, third grade math, and more.  
Team Activities: 
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities

Rising 3rd Grade: 
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, fourth grade math, and more.  
Science Olympiad Division A: Students learn and practice for the Science Olympiad. Teams compete in the events covering scientific knowledge, processes, and applications. Students will be introduced to event rules and practice for both building and study events.
Team Activities: 
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities


Rising 4th Grade: 
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, fifth grade math, and more.  
Science Olympiad Division A: Students learn and practice for the Science Olympiad. Teams compete in the events covering scientific knowledge, processes, and applications. Students will be introduced to event rules and practice for both building and study events.
Team Activities:
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities


Rising 5th Grade: 
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, sixth grade math, and more.  
Science Olympiad Division A: Students learn and practice for the Science Olympiad. Teams compete in the events covering scientific knowledge, processes, and applications. Students will be introduced to event rules and practice for both building and study events.
Team Activities:
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities


Rising 6th Grade: Science Olympiad Division B, Pre-Algebra (for IWWA test)
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, Pre-Algebra, and more.  
Science Olympiad Division B: Students learn and practice for Science Olympiad. Teams compete in the events covering scientific knowledge, processes, and applications. Science Olympiad topics include but aren’t limited to earth science, physics, astronomy, biology, and chemistry.
Team Activities:
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities

Rising 7th Grade: 
English and Math: Every morning, the program will cover English reading comprehension, writing and grammar, Algebra 1, and more.  
Science Olympiad Division B: Students learn and practice for Science Olympiad. Teams compete in the events covering scientific knowledge, processes, and applications. Science Olympiad topics include but aren’t limited to earth science, physics, astronomy, biology, and chemistry.
Team Activities:
Science Olympiad Projects
MathCounts practice/competition
Spelling Bee competition
Sports competition
Team-building activities

Rising 8th/TJ prep: 
The goal of the TJ prep summer camp is to prepare students for the reading, science and math sections of the TJ Admissions test and to prepare students for both the Student Information Sheet (SIS) and timed essay. During the program, students will spend considerable time in class and at home on reading, science, and writing. The course will cover grammar and writing conventions, and students will be required to practice writing one essay during each class session and another essay between sessions at home. The instructor will provide students with individualized feedback designed to help each student to improve his/her writing skills. Students will also spend considerable time reading non-fiction passages to prepare for the verbal section. The teachers teaching TJ prep. in spring will continue teaching TJ prep. during the summer. The course will cover:
ACT Aspire reading comprehension
ACT Aspire science
SIS: Students Information Sheet
TJHSST Essays: Problem Solving 
Quant Q Math

 PSAT/SAT Reading/Writing: 
This course will help students practice the strategies and skills needed to achieve a top SAT score. Instruction will focus on the students’s specific mistakes and deficiencies, and the lessons will be tailored to the participants. Students will also learn how to be more consistently accurate, how to improve their pacing, and how to identify and fix their own mistakes. This course requires extensive work outside of class. 

It will cover reading, writing and English Language, which includes:
Relevant words in context
High-utility academic words in phrases; Analyzing Word Choice Rhetorically; making effective use of language 
Command of evidence in reading and writing: use of evidence, understand how an argument uses or doesn’t use evidence.
Essay analyzing a source
Problems grounded in real-world contexts in reading writing and language sections.
Analysis in science, history and social studies: interpreting data presented in information graphics; improving a passage’s structure, support and focus; 
Founding documents and great global conversation
Science: Charts and graphs interpret the information; distinguish the experiments passages from research summaries, fighting scientist as known as conflicting view points.
Essay--analyzing a source




Question and Answer for 2018 summer camp:
(1) For the half day camp, we can choose either morning or the afternoon session, correct?
Answer: In the morning, we will cover the English and Math.  At the afternoon, we will cover science and other activities.

(2) Why will it start on 6/20/2018?
Answer: because the 6/19/2018 is the last day for the teacher in fcps.

(3) Will the camp provide lunch?
Answer: yes, it will cost $8.00 per day.

(4) What is the detailed location:
Answer: Fox Mill Elementary school
Address: 2611 Viking Dr. Herndon, VA 20171