Students must earn a minimum of 28 total units to be eligible to graduate.
Of these 28 units, a minimum of 4 units must be from each of the core areas (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) for a total of 16 core credits.
The remaining 12 units can be selected by students as electives.
Of these 12 elective units, 1 has to be Health/PE.
Your student's current core academic teachers have made course recommendations for next year. You cannot make a change in the recommended classes using the Student Portal. If you have questions/concerns regarding your student's core recommendation(s), please contact your student’s current academic teacher(s). If you continue to disagree with the recommendation(s), please complete a Course Waiver Form. After completing this form, please email it to email@example.com, some time before February 24 (Upcoming 9th Graders).Course Waiver Form
Below you will find information on elective offerings. After reviewing this information, you will need to choose electives. On the Course Registration tab on Infinite Campus, students will find his/her required courses, which have been selected by their academic teachers. Depending on the number of required courses your student has listed within this section, he/she should make enough elective requested courses to give them a total number of eight classes.
Example - Required Courses: - Coordinate Algebra, Coordinate Algebra Support, ELA 9, American Government, and Biology = five required courses. This student should select his/her three top electives as his/her elective requested courses to give the student a total of eight courses when combining the required and requested course sections.9th Grade Elective Selection Sheet Infinite Campus Advisement Instructions
Jefferson High School has made every effort to provide a wide variety of courses to take. In addition to core courses, Jefferson offers courses in the following categories: Academic Electives, Advanced Placement, Career and Technology, Fine Arts, Move on When Ready, Work-Based Learning and World Languages.
Academic electives give students the opportunity to study academic subject areas in more depth.
Advanced Placement courses count more toward your class ranking and your Hope GPA. In addition, you can earn college credit for the course by passing the AP test.
Jefferson offers courses in the following departments: Agriculture, AFJROTC, Business, Healthcare Science, Information Technology and Teaching as a Profession.
Jefferson offers courses in the following fine arts departments: Chorus, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.
In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that allows high school students to earn high school course credits while taking college courses. This dual credit opportunity is called "Move on When Ready."
WBL is an opportunity to be released from school early to go to work, start gaining some real world work experience and get school credit! You can have a paid part-time position or an unpaid internship.
Jefferson offers courses in the following languages: Spanish and French.
Jefferson High School's Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is preparing Georgia's students for their next step after high school--college, beginning a career, registered apprenticeships, or the military. Jefferson's CTAE pathway course offerings seek to ensure students have the skills they need to thrive in the future workforce and meet Jefferson's mission of Graduating Fully Functioning Adults.
Jefferson offers pathways in 6 career clusters: Agriculture, Airforce JROTC, Business Education, Healthcare Science, Information Technology and Teaching as a Profession.
Full information about all the pathways offered for 2017-2018, including course descriptions, can be found below. A printable version of this information is linked below.CTAE Pathways
AP courses are rigorous, college-level classes in a variety of subjects that give students an opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize.
When a student passes an AP course, JHS will add 10 points to your final semester average.
Although JHS will add 10 points to your final semester average for an AP class, the Georgia Student Finance Commission(GSFC) will remove these 10 points during HOPE calculations. However, the GSFC will add 0.5 quality points to your grade for a maximum of a 4.0. If a student earned an 83 for a final grade (before adjustment) in an AP course, their grade would be a 93. However, the GSFC would count the grade as a 3.0 (B equivalent on a 4.0 scale) and then add .5 for a total of 3.5 for HOPE calculations.
AP Exam grades of 5 are equivalent to an 'A' grade in the corresponding college course. AP Exam grades of 4 are equivalent to the grades of A- through B in college. Grades of 3 are equivalent to grades of B- through C in college. THE EXAM IS GIVEN IN MAY OF EACH YEAR. IF YOUR STUDENT TAKES THE COURSE IN THE FALL TERM OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, REVIEW SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE AFTERNOONS IN THE SPRING. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY $52 FOR EACH EXAM, WHICH IS REIMBURSED IF THE STUDENT SCORES A 5.A.P. Contract
Dual Enrollment Information
In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly passed a law that streamlined the existing dual-enrollment programs. As a result, Accel, Dual HOPE Grant, and the original Move On When Ready have been combined into one program entitled Move On When Ready (MOWR), in which high school students may earn high school course credits while taking college courses. Georgia’s Move On When Ready dual-credit program is available to any Georgia student in grades 9-12 enrolled in a public school, private school, or home-study program operated pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-690 in Georgia.
Students can save money on future college costs because most expenses are paid by a funding mechanism established by the legislation. MOWR covers students to enroll full-time (12 semester hours) in postsecondary institutions to earn high school and college credits simultaneously.
Interested students need to meet with their high school counselor and parents to discuss the guidelines and responsibilities of the MOWR program. Students are eligible to participate in Move on When Ready if they are entering 11th or 12th grade, as determined by the local system, and have spent the prior school year in attendance at a public high school in Georgia. Before students become MOWR candidates, they must meet the admission requirements of the selected college/university. Once accepted, students will need to complete the application form, meet the dual-enrollment/ MOWR requirements as set by the eligible institution in addition to the GaDOE guidelines, and select approved courses to take at the college level that meet the high school graduation requirements.
Tuition, materials, fees and possibly books are paid through MOWR funding. Food, transportation, and other costs are the responsibility of the student. Students participating in Move on When Ready are not eligible for any other state student financial aid at an eligible institution for courses taken under the program. They can receive additional institutional aid or local scholarships from the local postsecondary institution they are attending. Move on When Ready course hours do not count against any maximum hourly caps for HOPE scholarships or grants. Students may live on campus or commute and the student is responsible for expenses related to these living costs. Students entering grade nine for the first time during the 2011- 2012 school year and beyond, will need to pass the Georgia High School Writing Test and take Georgia public high school End of Course Tests, which contributes to 20% of the course grade.2017 MOWR Checklist 2017 MOWR Advisement Guidelines MOWR & the GA DOE MOWR FAQ (parents and students) MOWR Participation Agreement MOWR Program Regulations from GSFC MOWR Application Procedures MOWR Quick Guide and Application
WBL is an opportunity to be released from school early to go to work and start gaining some real world work experience and get school credit! You can have a paid part-time position or an unpaid internship. We hope to relate your work experience to your long-term career goals and/or your CTAE classroom experience. You can also get credit if you just have a general part-time job. This is a great opportunity to begin building your resume while still in high school.
In order to apply for the WBL program, here are the requirements that you must meet:
There are two main components of the WBL class:
Complete the one page application and return it to Ms. Bolen or your counselor. Then give out two teacher recommendations forms so that they can give some feedback on you. They should return those directly to Ms. Bolen. Be sure to register WBL as an elective on your schedule. Set up a meeting with Ms. Bolen to discuss your employment to ensure you meet the criteria for the program or to help you find a position in your area of interest.
Stop by Ms. Bolen’s room in the art/computer building.
Email Ms. Bolen at firstname.lastname@example.org