By the same token, some applicants struggle to turn themselves into clones of the "ideal" MIT student—you know, the one who gets triple 800s on the SAT. Fortunately, cloning is still for sheep. What we really want to see on your application is you being you—pursuing the things you love, growing, changing, taking risks, learning from your mistakes, all in your own distinctive way. College is not a costume party; you're not supposed to come dressed as someone else. Instead, college is an intense, irreplaceable four-year opportunity to become more yourself than you've ever been. What you need to show us is that you're ready to try.
Thank you for your interest in Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST). Making the decision to pursue admission to a selective secondary high school is not an easy one to make and we want you to know the Admissions Office is here to support you. Our goal is to ensure that all students and families are provided the same level of information in order to successfully navigate the process. We believe the best way to begin this journey is through open communication between our prospective students and their parents. We look forward to assisting you and exposing you to all TJHSST offers to students interested in STEM.