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It’s 2022-2023 application season! This year’s application will consist of the following components:

10/01 Itinerary

Tomorrow will be split up into three blocks: two problem-solving challenge blocks and one common diagnostic block.

Updates

We hosted an interest meeting during Friday A block at TJ on 09/09. If you could not make it, that’s fine! Attendance was not mandatory and will not impact your application. You may peruse the meeting slides here to get caught up on anything you may have missed.

Please keep an eye out for future updates, and sign up for our interest Facebook group if you haven’t already! We ask for your patience and flexibility as we work through details and potential delays.

How Do I Fill Out the Awards Section?

We have a particular format that we’d like all applicants to use for the awards listing:

Here’s an example of a season that fulfills all the criteria:

9th grade (Division C):
Event/Duke Invitational/Regional/Cornell Invitational/State/National
Amazing Mechatronics (Trial)/-/-/-/1/-
Circuit Lab/-/-/-/-/-
Detector Building (Trial)/-/-/-/-/-
Sounds of Music/3/3/-/-/-
Thermodynamics/5/2/5/-/-
Wright Stuff/6/-/-/-/-

A full awards section looks like this:

11th grade (Division C):
Event/Las Vegas Invitational/Carnegie Mellon Invitational/University of Chicago Invitational/Regional/Penn Invitational/BirdSO Invitational/State/National
Codebusters/-/7/-/3/-/-/1/-
Cybersecurity/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-
Detector Building/-/-/2/5/-/-/1/-
Sounds of Music/-/4/7/1/4/4/1/7

10th grade (Division C):
Event/Carnegie Mellon Invitational/Regional/Penn Invitational
Codebusters/6/3/5
Machines/2/3/-
Sounds of Music/5/3/3

9th grade (Division C):
Event/Duke Invitational/Regional/Cornell Invitational/State/National
Amazing Mechatronics (Trial)/-/-/-/1/-
Circuit Lab/-/-/-/-/-
Detector Building (Trial)/-/-/-/-/-
Sounds of Music/3/3/-/-/-
Thermodynamics/5/2/5/-/-
Wright Stuff/6/-/-/-/-

8th grade (Division B):
Event/Lanier Invitational/Regional/State
Fast Facts/5/2/-
Potions and Poisons/-/-/-
Thermodynamics/2/1/4
Wright Stuff/-/7/-

We strongly encourage you to use the above as a template for your own awards section.

Building Event Supplement Clarifications

Clarifications for our building event supplements will be posted here. If you are completing the supplements, refer to this page frequently!

FAQs About the Application Process

For questions about other aspects of TJSO, please take a look at our FAQ page.

Should I prepare for the diagnostic test?
There is no need to prepare for the diagnostic; we will be testing your ability to problem solve, not necessarily how much you know about science.
Whom may I list as my reference in my application?
As the application form indicates, you may list any previous teacher or coach. This includes division B coaches and, if you have been on TJSO before, TJSO sponsors.

An archive of past updates is available on the posts page.