Seek Truth, Cherish Liberty, Show Real Love, Live Mission
Jefferson Scholars Academy Compact
Golden Circle (from Start with Why by Simon Sinek) Why (Belief)- We seek truth and wisdom, cherish liberty and agency, show real love and public virtue, and inspire and mentor each other to live our individual and unique missions. How (Actions)- We learn, model and practice Leadership Education principles using the commonwealth school model. What (Results)- We create a place of belonging where we feel loved and supported as we strive to better ourselves, our families and our community.
Mission We are a tribe of imperfect people who strive to be the best we can be while helping others do the same. We seek for truth in everything we do and use it to learn wisdom on our journey through life. We cherish the gift of liberty we have been given by God and by our forefathers, and we strive to protect it. We value the ability to exercise our God-given agency and respect the right that others have to exercise their own. We strive to show real love and public virtue to those around us as we serve and support them, thereby bettering ourselves, our families and our community. We use the power of inspiration to spark learning and growth in each other. By gaining a personalized and solid education and submitting to quality mentors, we understand that we are better able to fulfill our own unique mission in life and be who we are meant to be.
Motto: Seek truth, cherish liberty, show real love, live mission.
Limit of 22 families
Building located in Springville
School year runs from September through the end of April
Classes held Thursday from 10-2
Devotional- 15 minutes
Split for classes - 2 hours
Lunch and mingle- about an hour
Clean up- about 15 minutes
Monthly Mentor Training- supports you in the class you mentor
Summer Mentor Training- homework and in-depth training as a parent and mentor
Winter Mentor Training- jumpstart mentor training for the new semester
Mentor Meetings- individual support from Principal Mentor
Adult Classes- working on “you, not them” together
Education Workshop- need-based training for parents
Nursery- A safe place for babies and toddlers ages 0-3 to play, snack, nap and otherwise be cared for while parents are mentoring or helping in a class.
Core Builders- Kids ages 4-5 have core values reinforced through play and principle-based activities and children’s books.
Love of Learning classes- Kids ages 6-11 explore many subjects and activities as they learn to love learning. Specific classes depend on student needs and mentors available.
Practice Scholar- Students read and discuss classic books on a practice scholar level and do lots of hands-on projects in classes such as Georgics and Shakespeare, Art, Core Skills, Ect. - about ages 11-13
Project Scholar- Students read and discuss classic books on subjects like History, Art, Math, Science Art, Ect. Topics are chosen by members, based on students' needs and board approved. - about ages 14-15
Self Directed Scholar- Students go deeper into their studies with classes such as 7 Habits, Worldviews, Writing, Art, etc. Topics are chosen by members, based on students' needs and board approved. - about ages 16-17
Youth Mentors 17-19 (upon approval)
Class availability is determined by registration needs. Class size and assignment is determined by an appropriate adult to child ratio and learning phase and is adjusted each year. The Education Committee determines scholar classes offered for the following school year.
Model how to create core and love of learning phases at home and to mentor parents through that process to ensure that students are being prepared for scholar phase
Help parents come into and strengthen their own scholar phase
No drop-offs in Junior Program
No homework in Junior Program
Foster student’s scholar phase while deepening mentor’s scholar phase as well
Heavy emphasis on Hero Education, Student Whisperer, and other books from the TJEd Library
Homework based on scholar phase (practice, project, self-directed)
May drop off as an exception if at least 12-years-old
Class outlines submitted by members and approved by Liber Committee
Financial Expectations Application Fee- $50 due upon applying (non-refundable) Tuition Deposit- $200 due at registration (non-refundable) Insurance- $10/person due at registration (non-refundable) Tuition- due 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes (prorated refund available until Oct. 14th, non-refundable thereafter)
$300 per Scholar Program Student
$150 per Junior Program student
$30 per Nursery child
Sibling discounts available
Member Expectations and Benefits
Read A Thomas Jefferson Education ~ Better understand purpose of commonwealth, have a common language, learn key principles
Attend trainings and 6 Member Meetings ~ Gain beneficial knowledge to help you be a better parent/mentor,
have ownership in the commonwealth
Teach a class ~ Understand TJEd better by modeling it, strong relationships with mentors and students
Serve on a committee ~ Build relationships, learn leadership skills
Further your own Leadership Education throughout the year ~ Inspired children who follow your lead
Liber Committee (President, Principle Mentor, Junior Director)
Education Committee (Liber Committee and 6 or more appointed members)
Assistant Junior Director
Volunteer Committee Chair
Events Committee Chair
Youth Council Mentors
Yearbook Committee Chair
Special Committees as needed
Bi-Monthly Youth Activities
Spring Market and/or Showcase
Serve others by showing real love and public virtue
Show respect to others, their agency, property, and ideas, whether academic or religious
Show respect for the JSA building and surrounding property
Use clean and intelligent language and respect other’s freedom of speech
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS Jefferson Scholars Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and other school-administered programs.
Jefferson Scholars Academy 501C(7) Corporation Contact Info: Phone: 503-383-4299 Email: JeffersonScholarsAcademy@gmail.com