To all our TJ prep students:

Here is a sample of the types of prompts that TJHSST admissions has used in the past.  They are great practice and can be used on your own or in conjunction with our private essay instruction. Call 703-203-5796 or email to schedule instruction.

  1. All students at TJHSST are required to conduct specialized research during their senior year.  What research area(s) most interest you that could be the focus of your senior research project?  Why?  What experiences (both in school and out of school) have you already had that have contributed to your interest in this research? (1600 characters maximum)
  2. Describe a goal that you one had, but now no longer have and why? (1600 characters).
  3. Companies around the world are trying to come up with new ways to create electricity.  Some companies collaborate and share their ideas with other companies.  You are the owner of a company and have just come up with a new idea.  Would you collaborate and share your work?  Why or why not?  (3500 characters max)
  4. Describe something that helped you mature as a student? (1600 characters)
  5. What is your dream job and how will going to a STEM school help you achieve your dream.  (1600 characters)
  6. What is one aspect of your everyday life that could be improved by the invention of new technology?  What would that new technology accomplish? (1600 Characters)