Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: January 3, 2023
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Christian Martinez,

Governor Glenn Youngkin Calls for Attorney General Jason Miyares to Investigate the Leadership of Thomas Jefferson High School

Northern Virginia High School Reportedly Withheld Test Scores from More Than 1,000 Students, Preventing College Scholarship Opportunities

RICHMOND, VA - Following recent news reports, Governor Glenn Youngkin today called for Virginia's Attorney General Jason Miyares to investigate allegations that information about National Merit Awards, as determined by student PSAT scores, was withheld from students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology until after important deadlines for college scholarships had passed. 

“We need to get to the bottom of what appears to be an egregious, deliberate attempt to disadvantage high-performing students at one of the best schools in the country,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Parents and students deserve answers and Attorney General Miyares will initiate a full investigation. I believe this failure may have caused material harm to those students and their parents, and that this failure may have violated the Virginia Human Rights Act.”

Read the letter to the Attorney General below:

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