8th Period Activities

Eighth Period is an integral part of the school day. It is an opportunity for students to get academic support,  explore a new interest, pursue a passion, or socialize with friends in a supervised activity. Students may decide to participate in the same clubs or activities on a regular basis, or participate in a wide variety.

Many of the same activities and clubs that a traditional school offers are found here, as well as some that can only be offered because of the unique technical laboratories and nature of the school.

Currently, there are more than 180 clubs and activities (see below).

Interested in starting a club? Visit the 8th Period page page for more information.

8th Period Office Staff

Here is a sample of the Clubs and Activities at TJ (subject to change)

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Active Science Alliance

Amateur Radio Club (Ham Radio Club)

American Sign Language Club

Amnesty International

Art Club

Art National Honor Society

Asian Awareness Club

Assistive Technology Club

Astronomy Club & Astronomy and Astrophysics Team

Astronomy Olympiad

Automotive Engineering Club

Awesome Association

Band

Band: Color Guard

Big Sibs (part of SGA)

Bioengineering Projects for the Future

Bioinformatics Society

Biology Olympiad

Biology Society

Biotechnology Club

Black Student Union (BSU)

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Book Buddies

Book Club

Botball Robotics

Bren Mar Elementary Tutoring

Bridge Club

Business in Science

Cancer Research Society

Catholic Student Association

Chemistry Olympiad

Chemistry Society

Chemistry Team

Chess Club

Chinese Culture Club

Chinese Honor Society

Choir - Madrigals, Man choir, Sirens, Service Choir, Show Choir

Code++

Coding Lady Colonials

Codi's Hats

Columbia Elementary tutoring

Computer Security

Computer Teams

Computer Tech Assistants

Computer Vision Club

Creative Writing Club - SCIFFY (Sci Fiction & Fantasy Writers)

Crew Club

Cultivators of the Earth

CyberPatriot Training Club

Debate: Congressional

Debate: Forensics (VHSL)

Debate: Lincoln Douglas

Debate: Policy

Debate: Policy Novice

Debate: Public Forum

Dev Club

Digital Arts Studio

Drama (Improv & Shakespere Troupe)

Drama - Thespians Honor Society

Electronics Club

Environmental Impact Club

Environmental Resource Club

Environmental Science Club

Escape Room

Ethics Bowl

Fellowship of Christians

Forensic Science Society

French Honor Society

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Future Problem Solving  

Game Theory

Gay and Straight Alliance (GSA)

German Club

German Honor Society

Glasgow Middle School Tutoring

Global Health Initiative

Go Club

Greenhouse (now combined with Cultivators

Guitar Club

HackTJ

HipHopHeads: History of Rap

Historical Gaming Club

History Quiz Bowl

Holmes MS Math Tutoring

Honor Council

Human Anatomy & Physiology Club

Humanitarian Aid for North Korea - HANK

ICE - Innovations in Concepts of Engineering

Investigations in Epidemiology

Investment Club

Japan Bowl

Japanese Culture Club

Japanese National Honor Society

Jefferson Poets

Jefferson Society

JRR Tolkien Fellowship

JUMP-Jefferson Underclassmen Multidiciplinary Project Lab

Key Club

Keyettes

Korean Culture Club

Latin Certamin

Latin Club

Latin Dance Club (formerly Ballroom)

Latin Honor Society

LDS Student Social

League of Legends

LIFE (Learning and Inspiration for Everyone)

LIFT Mentorship

Linguistics Club

Little Sunshine Project

Machine Learning Club

Magician's Alliance

Math Team

Medical Society

Mind Body Medicine Society

MIT Launch Club

Mobile Applications Club

Mock Trial Club

Model United Nations (MUN)

Music Matters

Musical Buddies

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Mythvestigations

NACLO Test-Computer Linguistics Olympiad

Namaste (Indian Heritage Club)

NanoSat (formerly CubeSat & Excelsior)

Nanotech Club

NaNoWriMo Club

National Honor Society

Neurology Bowl (Brain Bee)

Neuroscience Society

Ocean Bowl

Orchestra

Otaku Club

PC (re)Builders

Persian Arab Club

Physics Team

Piano Reservation

Poetry Out Loud

Poi

Product Design Club

Quizbowl (It's Academic)

Recording Audio for the Disabled (RAD)

Red Cross Youth Task Force

Relay for Life

Rest and Relaxation

Robotics Club (RC Club)

Robotics FIRST

Rocketry Club

Rotary Interact

Rotation Nation

Rubiks Cube Club

Russian Club

Russian Honor Society (SLAVA)

Science and Law

Science Bowl

Science Olympiad

Scrabble

Send a Smile

Spanish Culture Club

Spanish Honor Society

Sports Statistics

Student Diversity Initiative

Student Government Association (SGA)

Swing Dance Club

System Administrators & Understudies

Teenage Republicans

Teknos (Journal of Sci,Math&Tech)

Threshold (Magazine for Arts & Sciences)

TJ Media -Newspaper

TJ Media -Yearbook

TJ Minds Matter (aka Active Minds)

TjStar

TSA (Technology Student Assoc.)

TWIST-Tomorrows’ Women in Science & Tech

Underwater ROV Team

UNICEF

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Club

Urban Dance Movement

Vegetarian Society

Vietnamese Students Association

Weight Training

Weyanoke Elementary Tutoring

WILD Women in Leadership & Development

WISE Women in Science & Engineering

Writing Center & Tutors

Young Democrats