What are some of the TJ admissions criteria for teacher recommendations? What are some ways your child can ask for an excellent teacher recommendation? What are some possible ways your child can do to help the teacher construct an explicit and detailed teacher recommendation?
The TJ Admissions Committee is looking for very specific, not general information. The FCPS gives professional development for some middle school teachers on how to write recommendations for TJ students. What if your child’s teacher is not trained, what are some ways your child can do? How can your child help his/her teacher recall specific information when a public school teacher meets with at least one hundred fifty public school students everyday (i.e. about 25 students per period for a minimum of five periods)?