• TJ Counseling Webpage


    Counselor Contact Info:

    Jennifer Oliver-Goodwin, M.S.

    School Counselor

    Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies


    (504)363-4300 ext. 4303


    Dual Enrollment Information

    Students in 11th and 12th grades are eligible to take dual enrollment classes.

    All on-campus dual enrollment and one off-campus dual enrollment class are covered by the school district. There are prerequisites that students must meet to be eligible to take these courses. Some courses have a minimum ACT requirement or a course the student must have demonstrated success in.


    Southeastern Dual Enrollment Requirements:




    Sample Courses Available for UHCNO and their Prerequisites from Spring 2024:

    Holy Cross Dual Enrollment Forms:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1STK702Gm3Q_XCPIttQpw2u7nPSIXMK1Y


    Parents/ guardians and students  must sign a contract to take any dual-enrollment classes. Financial responsibility for classes will be assumed by students/ parents or guardian if a student withdraws.

    Dual Enrollment Contract for ALL dual enrollment classes:

    TJ_ dual_enrollment_contract.docx


    Summer Programs and Internships



    Scholarship Information

    Scholarships are posted to Google Classroom as they are emailed to the counselor.


    Jefferson Dollars for Scholars: Merit and Need-based Scholarships



    Going Merry:



    TJ_Scholarship List 2022-2023


    Taylor Opportunity Program

    The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) (Authored by State Representative Charles R. McDonald): a program of state merit-based scholarships for Louisiana residents who attend either one of the Louisiana Public Colleges and Universities, schools that are a part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Louisiana approved Proprietary and Cosmetology Schools or institutions that are a part of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.



    Questions about calculating TOPS GPA:



    ACT Info and Vouchers

    Students who are eligible for waivers should see Ms Oliver-Goodwin for the ACT voucher. Students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch or experiencing a temporary financial hardship should inquire.

    Act Test Dates and info are available here:



    LCCA ACT Test Prep Online Workshops (Louisiana Center for College  Access)

    In November 2020, Tulane University announced the Louisiana Promise, a commitment to make higher education more accessible for the students of the state of Louisiana. As part of that promise, the Louisiana Center for College Access launched in February 2021 with a mission to provide free college access resources to all Louisiana high school students interested in post-secondary education. The LCCA, in partnership with Advantage Testing, provides free ACT and SAT test prep classes. Additionally, we provide college bus tours and virtual and in-person sessions on a variety of topics ranging from writing an engaging college essay, to securing scholarships and financial aid.



    College Application Waivers and Vouchers

    Students who are eligible for waivers should see Ms Oliver-Goodwin for the NACAC waiver. Students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch or experiencing a temporary financial hardship should inquire.


    College Search Tool:


    Use this tool to define filters and narrow your college search based on your preferences!

    Also, most universities and colleges offer virtual tours on the websites as well as virtual  info sessions.


    National Honor Society

    Students will be eligible to join in the Spring of their 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. Students will have access to fill out the Google form via Google Classroom. The requirements are a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a commitment to service, leadership and integrity. NHS will meet monthly and students must commit to attending at least 85% of meetings and participate in NHS goals as set by students. Students in NHS will see a $30 fee to cover club dues and graduation regalia.


    Career Survey

    Is your student struggling to decide on a college major or concentration or future career? Encourage them to take the College Board Career Quiz: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/career-search/career-quiz


    Personalized career suggestions in just minutes. You’re more likely to be happy and successful in your work when your job matches your areas of interests. Take this easy, 15-minute quiz to get matched with careers based on your likes and dislikes.