Thomas Jefferson High School

3950 S Holly St
Denver, CO 80237

720-423-7000

About Us:

Learn. Challenge. Lead. Thomas Jefferson High School is a classic high school experience with a sharp focus on college and career readiness plus an award-winning communications and technology program.

It has always been our mission to enhance students’ academic experiences through unique opportunities for growth, creativity and success. Providing opportunities for students regardless of ability or background, TJ serves to promote excellence in education and enrichment for all.

History:

Founded in 1960, TJ has been a standout Denver Public high school since its establishment. Located in Southeast Denver overlooking the city, TJ prides itself on a strong community and contagious school spirit. The school draws students from many parts of Denver, resulting in a diverse student body and unique culture described by most students as a “big family”. 

TJ offers many Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes, ACT study sessions, and concurrent enrollment courses in order to prepare students for postsecondary education and beyond. The award-winning Center for Communication Technology program (CCT), started in 1994, features classes in many branches of communications and technology. The program is renowned throughout Colorado for its success in helping students to find new passions and gain experience in communications, broadcasting, robotics, and engineering.

TJ has produced countless talented alumni including professional athletes Derrick Martin and Daniel Graham, media personalities Chris Vanderveen and Dominic Garcia, and Denver City Councilwoman Kendra Black, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Crimson Newspaper, Malcom Glenn, just to name a few.

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