TJ Personal Statements Prep

Showcase your personality and interests to demonstrate why you are a good fit for TJ.

The course is fully up to date for the revisions implemented by the FCPS School Board during the 2020-2021 school year, and guides students through the details of the new admissions process.

Students practice answering a variety of Student Portrait Sheet essay prompts and learn what the TJ Admissions Committee is looking for in their essays. They also learn a framework for responding to the Problem-Solving Essay question, which requires a written answer and explanation for a challenging mathematics or science-related problem.

Each class meeting includes instruction and feedback to support students in efficiently writing organized, informative, and grammatically correct essays under time constraints. In this course, instructor feedback emphasizes student progress on Student Portrait Sheet responses, developing strategies to highlight the strengths of each student across a wide variety of prompts.

The course also features information about the opportunities available to TJ students.

If you are looking for an in-person option this summer, please see our TJ Admissions Prep 7-8 course.

Summer 2022 TJ Personal Statements Prep Class Sections

Online Location

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/13/2022 - 6/24/2022 Online Morning
Session II 6/27/2022 - 7/8/2022 Online Afternoon
Session III 7/11/2022 - 7/22/2022 Online Morning
Session IV 7/25/2022 - 8/5/2022 Online Afternoon
Session V 8/8/2022 - 8/19/2022 Online Morning