Thomas Jefferson

High School | Home of the Spartans

Shadows & Tours

Sign ups for Tours and Shadowing are now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Utilize the SignUp Genius links below to reserve your spot. Inquiries for Tours and Shadows will only be accepted via the SignUp Genius links. You will receive a confirmation email once we receive your request. Please be patient and allow 3-5 business days for a response. Reference our FAQ below to answer any pressing questions you may have. If you have questions beyond the information listed on the FAQ, reach out to Emily Lupo at Note that we are only able to answer questions via email. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to hosting you at a Tour and/or Shadow date this year! 

TJ Tour Sign Up

TJ Shadow Sign Up

Tours & Shadows Dates FAQ

Tours FAQ: 

How do I sign up for the tour?Families will use the Signup Genius to sign up for a tour. 

Can I drop off my child to attend the tour alone or with friends from their school? Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If friends from the same school want to attend the same tour, that is fine, however they must be accompanied by an adult. 

When are the tours? See the dates listed on the Signup Genius. Tours are on Wednesdays. 

How long is the tour? – Tours will be approximately an hour and a half from 10-11:30am. 

What will be covered on the tour? You will meet administrators, get information about core classes, electives, sports, clubs, fun events, our CCT program, and more. You will meet students, get a feel for the building and see where important people and spaces are located.  

Where do I go for the tour? Enter the building through the main entrance located off Holly Street. Look for the large yellow TJ Spartan sign. Check in with the front desk. A student or staff member will be there to greet you.

Shadows FAQ: 

How do I sign my student up to shadow?Families will use the Signup Genius link to sign up to shadow. 

What if I have more than one student who would like to shadow? Please fill out the SignUp Genius for each student in order to successfully reserve their spots. For example, if you have two students, you will sign up twice. 

Does my student need to bring any materials?Students do not need any materials for the day. We recommend that students bring a water bottle. 

How do I drop my student off in the morning?Enter the building through the main entrance located off Holly Street. Look for the large yellow TJ Spartan sign. Check in with the front desk. Your student will receive a name tag. A staff member will be there to meet & greet you. 

How can I pick my student up at the end shadowing? – Designate a “pick up” spot outside for your student to meet you at the end of shadowing. We do not recommend attempting to enter the building, as it will be the beginning of lunch for the whole school. 

What time does my student need to arrive at TJ?Students should arrive at TJ by 8:20am so that they can be in the first period class on time. First period begins at 8:25am. 

How long is a shadow day? Shadowing is from 8:25am to 12:30pm. 

When is shadowing? See the dates listed on the Signup Genius. Shadowing takes place on Thursdays. 

Can my student shadow a friend or family member who currently attends TJ? Unfortunately no, our TJ shadows have been specifically nominated for this leadership role.