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The “Poll Parrot” Stage
Kindergarten through Early Adolescence

“...learning by heart is easy and, on the whole, pleasurable; whereas reasoning is difficult and…little relished”
-Dorothy Sayers


The “Pert” Stage
Early Adolescence
“characterized by contradicting, answering back, liking to ‘catch people out’ (especially one's elders); and by the propounding of conundrums. Its nuisance-value is extremely high.”
-Dorothy Sayers


"The Poetic Age" Stage
Late Adolescence
“The imagination...will reawaken, and prompt them to suspect the limitations of logic and reason. The doors of the storehouse of knowledge should now be thrown open for them to browse about as they will.”
-Dorothy Sayers
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


Recent News

Signing of the 2021 NC ACCESS grant

TJCA Secures $700K Grant for Transportation & Technology

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy recently secured $700,000 in funding over a five-year time frame through a North Carolina Access Grant. This grant, which is only available to charter schools, will provide necessary capital funding for transportation and technology.
Toys For Tots 2021

Toys For Tots Donations at the Shelby Home Game - September 24th

It's Toys For Tots season! Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Shelby home game on Friday, Sept. 24th. This also happens to be Military/First Responder Appreciation Night. The Marines will be in uniform by the Front Gate to accept your donations. All proceeds go to help children right here in Rutherford County!
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