Fairfax Co. could change admission to elite Thomas Jefferson High School

Sep 16, 2020 by

Easy fix lower the standards!

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The head of Fairfax County Public Schools is proposing a radical overhaul of how it admits students to an elite magnet school in an effort to develop a more diverse student body.

The proposal touted Tuesday by Superintendent Scott Brabrand would eliminate a high-stakes admissions test used to judge applicants for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, as well as a $100 application fee. Instead, students who meet qualifications that include a 3.5 grade-point average and an algebra background would be admitted on a lottery basis from multiple geographic regions within the county.

The school is regularly ranked among the nation’s top high schools, and many families plan their children’s educational careers around gaining acceptance to TJ. But Black and Hispanic students have been woefully underrepresented in the school’s student body.

Source: Fairfax Co. could change admission to elite Thomas Jefferson High School | WTOP

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