Thomas Jefferson

High School | Home of the Spartans

Academics

academics

A classic high school experience with a sharp emphasis on academic excellence and college and career-readiness, TJ challenges students to achieve their personal bests, focus their determination and drive, and manage their own success in an academically supportive environment.  Rigorous course offerings are available across all subjects, and include over 40 Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) class options.

Core Classes Offered at TJ

CreditMapping

Graduation Requirements – Class of 2021 and beyond

Advanced Placement

It is our mission that all students graduate with the skill sets needed to secure their future college and career choices.  AP classes offer college-level curricula and examinations to high school students in an effort to help prepare them for postsecondary success.  Colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on their end of year examinations.

Classes:

  • English:
    • AP English Language
    • AP English Literature
  • Math:
    • AP Calculus BC
  • Science:
    • AP Environmental Science
    • AP Biology (2 period block with Lab)
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Physics
  • Social Studies:
    • AP Human Geography
    • AP US History
    • AP Government
  • World Language:
    • AP Spanish Language

Concurrent Enrollment

It is our mission that all students graduate with the skill sets needed to secure their future college and career choices.  One major way we prepare our learners is through concurrent enrollment, which allows students to earn college credit while still in high school.  Denver Public Schools will pay the tuition for these classes if students pass with a C or above, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars in future tuition.

Classes:

  • English:  
    • CCR 092 – College Comp (Arapahoe Community College)
    • ENG 121 – English Comp (Arapahoe Community College)
  • Math:
    • MAT 055 – Algebraic Literacy (Western State University)
    • MAT 121 – College Algebra (Arapahoe Community College)
  • Social Studies:
    • ETST 2000 – Ethnic Studies (University of Colorado Denver)
    • ETST 2155 – African American History (University of Colorado Denver)
    • GWS 2100 – Women of Color (Metro State University)
    • CHS 1000 – Intro to Chicano Studies (Metro State University)
  • CCTM: (College credit for all CCTM classes offered through Arapahoe Community College)
    • JOU 105 – Intro to Media — Journalism
    • JOU 106 – Reporting — Newspaper
    • JOU 121 – Photojournalism — Photojournalism 2
    • CSC 119 – Intro to Programing — Software Engineering 2
    • CSC 126 – Game Design/Development — Software Engineering 1
    • MGD 153 – 3D Animation — 3D Animation 2
    • MGD 164 – Digital Video — Video Intern
    • CWB 110 – Computer Web Author — Web Applications
  • Elective:
    • AAA 109 – Advanced Academic Study Skills (Arapahoe Community College)
  • College Campus:
    • Various Classes Available (See your counselor for more information)

Concurrent Enrollment Offered at TJ

CE Offerings and Explanations

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