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Registration Now Open for TJIDS Summer Discovery Academy

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Registration is now open for the Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School (TJIDS)  2024 Summer Discovery Academy. All Pre-K through 12th-grade students in the four-state area are invited to participate in the two-month summer enrichment program.

Summer Discovery Academy offers a wide range of summer enrichment opportunities beginning on Tuesday, June 11, and running through Thursday, July 25. You do not have to be a currently enrolled student at TJIDS to participate in Summer Discovery Academy.

The Summer Discovery Academy provides area students with opportunities to explore various topics in-depth, further develop interests and passions, and make new friends in an academically enriching environment.

Courses offered include applied programming & robotics, creative writing, ACT prep, foreign language, math camp, a middle school study skills course, weights and conditioning, performing arts, and more.

All the enrichment classes offered during Summer Discovery Academy are half-day, 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m., and have a $175 tuition, with the exception of two courses, Showtime Musical Camp and ACT Prep.

Showtime Musical Camp, $350, and ACT Prep,$500, are all-day classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuition for all enrichment classes is due upon registration. Please check the times and courses carefully when registering.

View the full 2024 Summer Discovery Academy schedule and register your child for the enrichment courses here:

For more information about Summer Discovery Academy or TJIDS, call 417-781-5124 or visit

About TJIDS:

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School is located in Joplin, MO, and delivers a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum in a supportive and nurturing environment.

TJIDS serves the four-state area and is the region’s only non-sectarian independent college preparatory school. Led by caring and committed faculty, TJIDS’ diverse learning community creates well-grounded, positive attitudes and fosters responsibility and self-discipline.

The average ACT score among TJIDS graduates is 29, with all graduates being accepted to 4-year colleges and universities and $7 million plus merit-based scholarships offered to the class of 2023.

TJIDS admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, color, national and ethnic origin in its education policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.