Opportunities for International Partners
As one of the nation’s leading STEM high schools, TJ has served as an inspiration and informal model for public and private schools in the United States and abroad. TJ is widely considered a leading model for STEM education, is firmly committed to the STEM pipeline, and believes strongly in its unique role as a champion and promoter for STEM education. The school and its students have created and participate broadly in extensive outreach programs and are engaged year-round in growing and exciting the STEM pipeline domestically and internationally.
Since 1993, TJ has collaborated with the State Department to provide a one-week summer training session for overseas school employees that focuses on using technology to improve teaching and network administration. The Jefferson Overseas Schools Technology Institute (JOSTI) features presentations by technology specialists, including TJ faculty, staff, and students. Through this program, TJ helps to increase global awareness, understanding, and use of technology.
TJ is also engaged in international partnerships which have provided the opportunity for cross-cultural academic collaboration, best practice sharing, as well as campus visits. Current and potential future partnerships are intended to promote academic growth among students, professional growth among faculty, and advance international understanding.