Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy - 
A Challenge Foundation Academy

June 2018 Newsletter 


Building upon the foundation of the Core Knowledge Sequence
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy
partners with families to educate students in grades K–12 in the trivium 
of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, thus graduating thoughtful, articulate young 
adults who are prepared for college and for a lifetime of citizenship and active intellectual inquiry.

Upper School Campus: 2527 US Hwy 221A, Mooresboro, NC  28114
Tel: (828) 657-9998  Fax: (828) 202-5135
Grammar School Campus:  1110 South Broadway. Forest City, NC  28043
Tel: (828) 245-9526Fax:  (828) 245-9530  

Dear TJCA-CFA Families:

On behalf of the entire TJCA-CFA staff, we want to thank all of you for another great school year! Although official scores are not all in yet, our preliminary results on end of year testing look great, and we had a record number of high school students complete Advanced Placement courses and exams this past month!   Thanks to the outstanding efforts of our students, staff, and families, TJCA-CFA was once again ranked the fifth best high school in the state, and moved up to #125 in the nation out of over 28,000 US high schools!  The May 2018 US News and World release can be read here:

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you, and a very special congratulations to the Class of 2018!


If you could not attend our March community meeting to reveal our new high school facility and site plan, please view the link here, or on our web page.   

If you 
​or your business ​may be
 interested in sponsoring classrooms or other portions of the new design plan, 
please contact Headmaster Joe Maimone at or 828-657-9998 x1505.    
PLEASE remember that although we are fortunate to be eligible for USDA direct loan funds that will cover 85% of the project, we will need help from all of you to meet our fundraising goal of $3.45 million.
We will soon be releasing a direct link for you to make seamless donations to the project, but it is crucial that we identify several major corporate and individual donors to sponsor spaces for dedications for the new project!  

Although many of you are excited about summer vacation, please do not miss out on some great summer opportunities here at TJ.  Please  note the links to some great summer program opportunities provided for our students!

Students who wish to sign up for the SAT that will be offered here at TJCA on Saturday, August 25 should sign up online by July 2:

DRIVERS ED classes are also coming up!  Classes will be held from June 25 – 29 Hours: 8 AM – 3 PM in Adams Hall.  Student must be 14 1/2 by June 25.  To register your child:

Direct link to registration form is:     Driver Ed Registration Form

Here are the details for registration. (


As a friendly reminder, we respectfully request that our bus riding families consider a $50 per month donation to help keep our buses running.  If writing a check, please add 'bus donation' in the memo line, and mail to attn:  Finance Office or Mrs. White on the upper campus, or drop a check off at any of the offices.    Links to the 2018/19 bus signup will be available soon!

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE!  TJCA-CFA has a college advising team to assist rising tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders and their families with the college admissions process. Parents of current eleventh and tenth graders who wish to make an appointment with Mr. Ziegler are welcome to contact him at
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Parent Forum News:

Congrats and thanks to our 2018/19 Forum officers:

Chairperson - Pam Jones
Vice Chair/Upper Campus - Effie Fiore
Vice Chair/Grammar Campus - Kelly Hall
Secretary - Dana Yelton
Treasurer - Ashley Garland


The Burgundy and Gold Scholarship Committee News 

THANK YOU for your great support this year!

We are excited to report that we distributed eight scholarships to deserving seniors on May 29th totaling $28,000 thanks to your generous support!  

                Linked here are the new scholarships awarded to the Class of 2018 on May 29, 2018!  

Please assist our Burgundy and Gold Committee to offer scholarships to deserving seniors each year by using the Amazon Smile link when you shop on

Please contact Jolly Putnam @ 704-477-8413 or if you wish to help in any manner.
Thank you, and have a great summer!

Have a TJ alumnus in your family? We have had a good response to our alumnus survey, but we would like to get to 100% participation!  Graduates, PLEASE contact us through this quick and easy survey also linked on our website.  We want to have an all class reunion SOON to commemorate our 20 years!


Travel the World with TJCA-CFA!

Now is the time to plan for 2019 by contacting Brandie Roberts at for the spring break 2019 trip to the land down under, Australia!             

Also, now is the time to PLAN EARLY and save for the spring 2020 trip to France, contact Kimberly Lloyd at

Fourth grade Wax Museum!

Class of 2018 Grammar Walk!

Third Grade Old Salem Visit!

Juniors to Biltmore!

As always, please check our daily calendar of events on the school website,


Thursday, May 31-  High School Awards Assembly 9:00AM-Noon; Noon Release

Friday, June 1-  Middle School Awards Assembly 10AM- Noon Release  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Monday, June 4-Class of 2018 Graduation at the Foundation at ICC at 6PM (Seating is limited to ticket holders from 5:15-5:45PM, with some open seating available in the balcony at 545PM) 

Tuesday, June 5- Board of Directors Meeting in Leitner Auditorium at 5:45PM

Tuesday, June 5- Saturday, June 9-   8th grade trip to Pittsburgh and Niagara Falls

July 27 Deadline!   Students who wish to sign up for the SAT that will be offered here at TJCA 
on Saturday, August 25 should sign up online by July 27 at:

STAY TUNED to Email Alerts and updates on August Back to School Information:  First Day of School is Thursday, August, 16,2018!    HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!!!!

                                      Please SEE our new high school video here!

If you 
​or your business ​may be
 interested in sponsoring classrooms or other portions of the new design plan, please contact Headmaster Joe Maimone at or 828-657-9998 x1505.

Joe Maimone, Headmaster       Gary Blake, Principal 6-12             Jason Cole, Principal K-5