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About Us

TJCA athletic logoThomas Jefferson Classical Academy is incredibly proud of our robust athletic program and the performance of our student-athletes, both in the classroom and on the field. We are a proud NCHSAA 1A/2A Southern Piedmont Conference member and were one of the first charter schools in the state to participate in the 1A classification in all sports, including football.
Our Mascot

The classical mythological figure of the Gryphon has been selected as the symbol for Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. It was used in the Persian, Greek, and Roman cultures and in Western heraldry.


Since ancient times, it has been a symbol of vigilance, loyalty, strength, speed, gracefulness, and gentleness. As part eagle and part lion, it was the master of the sky and the land. A goal for the academy is to have all graduates imitate the Gryphon by being able to command the heights of knowledge and truth and use them in down-to-earth situations.