Advanced Science and Math (High School Admission)

TJ Admission Test includes Advanced Science, Critical Reading, Advanced Math, and SIS (Student Information Sheets/Essay Writing).

Welcome to Oakton Academy TJ Test Prep Virtual Classroom!

The TJ admission prep session covers: Advanced Critical Reading, Essay writing, verbal and grammatical skills. It will provide students the opportunity to practice the latest testing materials: ACT Aspire (Critical Reading/Science), Math (Quant Q), as well as PSAT (Preliminary SAT). It will enable students to exceed in English language, Math, and Science learning. It will also get them well prepared for specialized high school admission tests, including private high school,  and TJ admission in Fairfax. Many students who joined this prep class got admitted to TJ or AOS, or national prestigious private schools.

Our TJ test results have proven that the materials that Oakton Academy have used,  and the approach we have taken aligned with TJ Admission requirements.
Question: what if my child did not get into the first # 1 round of TJ Admission test, will it still be helpful to participate in the TJ Essay Writing Workshop? 

Answer: Yes. Absolutely! Thanks to the benefit of the small class size, our teachers will be able to comment and critique students’ essays.  In the process, students learn valuable skills of writing, they grow to be advanced and confident writers, the important writing skill will benefit them further into high school, no matter which HS they end up with. 

Question: What if my child made it to the first #1 round of TJ Admission test, when and what should we prepare for the #2 round?

Answer: You will receive the notification on January 15, 2021. It would be the best to start Essay Writing practice early (this is included in our TJ prep curriculum).  The second round test date is February 13, 2021. We start to train our students to write effective essays in September!
  • how to select good topics 
  • how to structure and organize their writings
  • How to apply their writing skills to other applications in middle and high schools: such as debate clubs, governor’s  school, summer talented programs, as well as high school internship application or writing competition 
  • TJ Admission round two –  essay writing is critical in the admission process. It makes the student stand out in the large applicants’ pool. 

TJ Tests: our students received very high scores of 94/99/99; 99/98/94; 98/89/99 (Math/Science/English).

The results have demonstrated their achievement. Some students came to the class to improve their English language, and writing, they consider it was hard for them to pass the English portion of the test. Many of them actually made it happen with very high scores! Congratulations to our students! 

Math review will enhance students’ problem-solving skills, help students refresh, reflect, and practice the following concepts. Oakton Academy TJ prep will also include Mathcounts word problems, which will be included in the TJ admission.

Arithmetic review, including number properties, factors, divisibility, fractions, decimals, exponents, radicals, percent, averages, ratios, proportions, rates, and probability; Algebra review (the basics): Algebra word problems; Geometry review: concepts, practice, as well as logical, analytical problem-solving.

Science review includes advanced ACT testing materials. It has a variety of skills practice and instruction on problem-solving techniques, extensive science, and mathematical modeling practice with challenging, multi-step tasks. Students will be ready to take any high school specialized standard tests for admissions. 

TJ SIS Essay Writing Workshop

During the writing practice and training, our students will reflect, brainstorm, draft, and write about themselves. In the TJ Essay Test, students will be required to write about their interests, passion, activities, enthusiasm about STEM. Students will also be required to write about why they would want to go to TJ, and what they could contribute to the TJ community, etc. etc.

Thanks to the benefit of the small class size, our teachers will be able to conduct essay reviews with each student, who will get fully prepared for the TJ Essay Writing (semifinalists’ 2nd round of the TJ test). In the process, our students grow to be an advanced and confident writer, the skill that will bring them further into high school, and colleges. 


The summer TJ prep is one of the most organized, structured TJ prep we have had. The materials the teachers are using are also very advanced and challenging. We will definitely sign up for the fall prep class. Thank you!”   – from a summer TJ prep parent

“We are very impressed by the teachers’ dedication and hard work. My son came for the fall TJ Prep, and he did extremely well in English (99%), which was a big surprise to us. He said the teacher prepared him well in constructed free-response questions, as well as SIS essay writing. We are very grateful to Oakton Academy, and would, without doubt, recommend it to any other students.”    – from a fall TJ prep parent

“My son received 94%, 99%, 98% for his TJ Test. He received the admission letter today from TJ. Thank you Oakton Academy for all the hard work and training….” from a fall TJ prep parent

“My son came for the Summer TJ prep, and he continued with the Fall class. We just received the letter of TJ admission. He did 89%, 99% and 99%. We would like to thank you for providing the solid training for TJ prep…..” from a summer and fall TJ Prep parent

2020 – 2021 Winter Application                      

  • September 14, 2020 – Applications available online – 4:00 pm 
  • October 2, 2020 – Application deadline – 4:00 pm 
  • November 7, 2020 – Test Day
  • January 15, 2021 – Semifinalist Notification
  • February 13, 2021 – Essay/SIS Test Administration
  • April 30, 2021 – Final decisions posted (No later than)