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Ninth Grade Academy

TJ offers opportunities exclusive to incoming freshmen to get organized and familiar with the high school experience well in advance of starting back-to-school. During orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet some of their 9th grade teachers the spring prior to freshman year. Freshman Academy (aka 9th Grade Academy) takes place a couple weeks before the start of school and helps students understand school culture, expectations, policies and procedures. It’s a great time to get familiar with the building, location of classrooms and resources, and begin to make new friends and feel at home.  Also, students will review and receive their schedules for the upcoming school year.

9th grade academy 2024-25 school year will be held August 5 -8th 8:00am to 12:00pm.

9th Grade Academy:
Ninth Grade Academy will prepare your student for high school before high school begins!
During the Ninth Grade Academy, students will:
  • Learn ways to succeed in high school, such as understanding graduation requirements and the importance of a GPA and reading transcripts.
  • Meet school staff and other TJ students.
  • Earn 2.5 elective credits for completing the NGA and receive TJ swag..
  • Participate in engaging activities designed specifically for TJ students.
Details for the Thomas Jefferson High School Ninth Grade Academy are as follows:
This will be the seventeenth year we are hosting a Ninth Grade Academy.  Evaluation of the Ninth Grade Academy shows that students who participated improved their academic performance, had a stronger attachment to their high school and their peer groups, and were more likely to graduate from high school.
I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity. You must sign up to save you spot for the academy. Use the QR code to sign up. 
 If you have any questions, please contact Erin Thompson, NGA Site Leader for TJ, at 720-423-7179or   We look forward to seeing you at Thomas Jefferson High School’s Ninth Grade Academy!