When the $115 million magnet high school opens in 2018, “we’re going to bring all our kids home from Thomas Jefferson,” Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn) said, with many nodding in agreement.
Loudoun taxpayers cover the $14,887-per-pupil tuition to send roughly 250 students to the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County each year.
Meanwhile, county and school leaders have worked for years to secure funding for the Academies of Loudoun. When it opens in two years, it will house three magnet programs, expanded versions of the existing Academy of Science and C.S. Monroe Technology Center, and the new Academy of Engineering and Technology.
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Dannielle Nadler, LoudounNow