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).


8th Period Office Staff

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

1000 Blank Note Cards

Academic Decathlon 

Amateur Radio Club (Ham Radio Club)

American Sign Language Club

Amnesty International

Angler's Alliance

Animal Rights Club

Art Club

Art National Honor Society

Asian Awareness Club

Assistive Technology Club

Astronomy Club 

Automotive Engineering Club

Awesome Association

Ballroom Dance Club


Band: Color Guard

Bible Study

Bioengineering Projects for the Future

Bioinformatics Society

Biology Olympiad

Biology Society

Biotechnology Club

Bird and Wildlife Club

Black Student Union (BSU)

Book Club

Botball Robotics

Bridge Club

Cancer Research Society

Cardiology Club

Chemistry Society

Chemistry Team

Chess Club

Chinese Honor Society


Cloud Computing Club


Coding Lady Colonials

Codi's Hats

Columbia Elementary School Tutors

Commas Club

Computational Neuroscience Society

Computer Security

Computer Teams

Computer Tech Assistants

Computer Vision Club

Consulting Club

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

Crew Club

Cultivators of the Earth/Greenhouse Club

CyberPatriot Training Club

Dancing for Healthiness & Happiness

Debate: Congressional

Debate: Speech 

Debate: Lincoln Douglas

Debate: Policy

Debate: Policy Novice

Debate: Public Forum

Dev Club

Digital Arts Studio


Electronics Club

Fellowship of Christians

Environmental Impact Club

Environmental Science Club

Escape Room

Ethics Bowl

Film Society

Financial Literacy Club

Forensic Science Society

French Honor Society

Future Business Leaders (FBL)

Future Problem Solving  

Game Developers Association

Genetics Society

German Culture Club

German Honor Society

Glasgow Middle School Tutoring

Global Health Initiative

Go Club



Historical Gaming Club

History Quiz Bowl

Holmes MS Math Tutoring

Honor Council

HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Humanitarian Aid for North Korea - HANK

ICE - Innovations in Concepts of Engineering

Innovation Lab

Investigations in Epidemiology

Investigative Science Outreach

Investment Club

Japan Bowl

Japanese Culture Club

Japanese National Honor Society

Jefferson Poets

JRR Tolkien Fellowship

JUMP-Jefferson Underclassmen Multidiciplinary Project Lab

Key Club


Korean Culture Club

Latin Certamin

Latin Club

Latin Honor Society

Launch X

League of Legends

LIFE (Learning and Inspiration for Everyone)

Linguistics Club

Little Sunshine Project

Locksmith Club

Machine Learning Club

Macro Mania

Magician's Alliance

Magic The Gathering Club

Math Team


Medical Society

Microbiology Club

Mind Body Medicine Society

MIT Launch Club

Mobile Applications Club

Mock Trial Club

Model United Nations (MUN)

Music Club

Music Matters

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Namaste (Indian Heritage Club)

NanoSat (formerly CubeSat & Excelsior)

Nanotech Club

NaNoWriMo Club

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

Neuroscience Society

Ocean Bowl

Oceanography Club


Otaku Club

PC (re)Builders

Persian Arab Club

Pharmaceutical Club 

Philosopher's Club

Physics Team

Piano Reservation

Poetry Out Loud


Psychology Club

Quantum Computing Club

Quizbowl (It's Academic)

Recording Audio for the Disabled (RAD)

Red Cross Youth Task Force

Rocketry Club

Rotary Interact

Rotation Nation

Rubiks Cube Club

Russian Culture Club

Russian Honor Society (SLAVA)

Science Bowl

Science Olympiad


Send a Smile

Simulations Club

SLAVA-Russian Honor Society

Social Change Club

Spanish Honor Society

Speakers Club

Sports Statistics

Student Government Association (SGA)

Students vs Cancer

Studio Finish

Super Smash Bros

Swing Dance Club

System Administrators & Understudies

TEDEd Club

Teenage Republicans

Teknos (Journal of Sci,Math&Tech)

Threshold (Magazine for Arts & Sciences)

TJ Give

TJ Hispanic Community Club

TJ Media -Newspaper

TJ Media -Yearbook

TJ Minds Matter (aka Active Minds)

TJ Outreach

TJ Sends Love


TSA (Technology Student Assoc.)


Underwater ROV Team


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Club

Urban Dance Movement

Vietnamese Students Association

Weight Training

Weyanoke Elementary Tutoring



Writing Center & Tutors

Young Democrats


 *Clubs are open to all TJHSST students.

Fairfax County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to all clubs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies as they relate to student activities and athletics: Bill Curran, Director Activities and Athletics Fairfax County Public Schools @email