High School Options

High School Option Information

Arlington Tech
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology


Arlington Tech

Later this fall, 8th grade students will be eligible to apply to attend Arlington Tech for the 2022-2023 school year. Arlington Tech is rigorous option program for STEM oriented, self-directed learners who thrive in collaborative groups and are interested in starting their college curriculum early.  Arlington Tech is defined by authentic project based-learning and integrates Career & Technical Education (CTE) with advanced, college-prep academics.

Requirements for Enrollment:

Math Requirement (to ensure access to Dual-Enrolled Courses):
All students need to be in Algebra II (or above) by the 10th grade. In accordance with this requirement, the following must occur:

  • Students entering the 9th grade must have earned a verified credit in Algebra I by the end of their 8th grade year. If not, they will commit to earning a Geometry credit in the summer between their 9th and 10th grade years.
  • Students entering the 10th grade must have earned a verified credit in Algebra I and Geometry by the end of their 9th grade year. If not, they will commit to earning a Geometry credit in the summer between their 9th and 10th grade years.

Cohort Requirement (to ensure that students access interdisciplinary PBL): all students enrolling in Arlington Tech agree to participate in a cohort and maintain a schedule that maps to our course pathway. 

More information about Arlington Tech.


Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

If you are interested in applying to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), applications are now available.

TJHSST eligibility requirements

Calendar 2021-2022 Freshman Round

Monday, October 25 Applications Available – 4:00 pm
Friday, November 19 Application Deadline – 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 29 SPS/Essay Writing Administration – 8:00 am
Saturday, February 5 Inclement Weather Date for January 29
Friday, February 4 Accommodations, Make-Up SPS/Essay Writing Administration – 8:00 am
Friday, February 11 Inclement Weather Date for February 4
Friday, April 29 Final Notifications Released on or Before

Dates on calendar above may be subject to change

The deadline to apply for TJHSST is November 19, 2021 at 4pm. Applications submitted after this date and time WILL NOT be accepted. (It is highly recommended that interested candidates apply early to allow for math verification).

TJHSST Admissions Office Contact information is below:

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 571-423-3770
Admissions Office FAX: 571-423-3777
tjadmissions@fcps.edu

For assistance with the application process, Ms. Erin Pennington, 8th grade School Counselor, is the DHMS-TJHSST liaison/point of contact and can be reached at erin.pennington@apsva.us or at 703-228-2920.