|Jamie Cathcart||9th & 11th Grade Counseloremail@example.com|
|Carla Coleman||Guidance Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jackie Hatcher||10th & 12th Grade Counseloremail@example.com|
|Ken Ray||Graduation Coach/Visiting Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Representatives from colleges, universities, and branches of the military will occasionally visit the JHS campus to distribute information about their institution. Visits are scheduled during lunch or during FIRE. Sophomores, juniors and seniors may sign up for the scheduled FIRE visits using the link below.
Cafeteria Vists - All three lunches
Every other Tuesday
The federal government is the largest source of financial aid for college students. Awards are based on financial need. Students fill out the Federal Application for Student Aid each year. Visit www.fafsa.gov for additional information.
Colleges and universities offer a wide variety of aid and scholarships to students. These awards are both merit-based and need-based. Students might need to complete an additional application for scholarships or it may be offered as part of the admissions process. Contact your school of interest for additional information.
Churches, companies, and other organizations offer a variety of scholarships for students. Each organization has specific requirements. Visit specific websites or simply perform a Google search for scholarship information.
Grants are financial awards given to students for the purposes of paying for all or part of college expenses. Grants do not need to be repaid by the student.
The HOPE Grant program is for students seeking a technical certification or diploma. For more information, please follow this link: Hope Grant
Loans are Financial Aid awards that must be repaid by the borrower, usually with interest. Various organizations offer student loans. For more information, please go to the FAFSA website.
A work-study program allows a student to earn money by working part time during the school year as a component of their financial aid packages. The job opportunities are usually completed on campus.
SAT Test Date
|August 25||July 27||August 15|
|October 6*||September 7||September 27|
|November 3*||October 5||October 25|
|December 1||November 2||November 21|
|March 9*||February 8||February 28|
|May 4*||April 5||April 25|
|June 1||May 3||May 2|
ACT Test Date
Late Fee Required
|September 8*||August 10||August 11-26|
|October 27*||September 28||September 29 - October 14|
|December 8||November 2||November 3-19|
|February 9*||January 11||January 12-18|
|April 13||March 8||March 9-25|
|June 8||May 3||May 4-20|
|July 13||June 14||June 15-24|
Dual Enrollment is a program that provides funding for students at eligible high schools that are enrolled to take approved college-level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements.
To satisfy the course requirement to graduate from Jefferson High School, students must obtain 28 units of credit and are encouraged to complete a pathway. One unit is earned for each course passed.
Students must earn a minimum of 4 units of credit from each of the core areas (Math, Science, Social Studies and English Language Arts) for a total of 16 core credits to be eligible to graduate.
Students must earn a minimum of 12 elective units to be eligible to graduate. One of these elective units must be Health. The Health requirement can also be met by a student earning 3 units in AFJROTC courses.
Students are encouraged to complete a pathway during their time at Jefferson City High School. There are several pathway options available to Jefferson students.
To complete a CTAE pathway, students will take a series of 3 specified courses, in a CTAE approved pathway. As an example, we will look at the Web Development pathway. Students would have to take and pass 1. Introduction to Digital Technology, 2. Principles of Computer Science and 3. Web Development to complete the Web Development pathway.
To complete an advanced academic pathway, students are required to earn 4 units from 1 of the following concentrations: Math, Science, Social Studies or English Language Arts. Students must also earn an advanced placement unit or one post secondary unit in the same concentration. In addition, students must earn two units from the same world language.
To complete a World Languages pathway, students must earn 3 units in the same foreign language.
To complete the Fine Arts pathway, students must earn 3 units from the same fine arts area (Music, Theater Arts or Visual Arts).
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 year, review sessions will be available in the spring. Students are expected to pay $80 FOR EACH EXAM for the 2018-2019 year.
There is a $4 fee for transcripts. To obtain a transcript from Jefferson City Schools, please follow the following procedures.
Students may request transcripts be sent electronically to participating Georgia colleges using the GA Futures website. This can be done at no cost to the student. Students will use the same username and password they used on their GA 411 account. Click HERE for a "Quick Guide" help link for retrieving transcripts on the GA Futures website.
Students may also complete a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. The form can also be downloaded here. The transcript form and $4 fee should be mailed to:
|JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL|
|ATTENTION: AMBER SPARKS|
|575 WASHINGTON STREET|
|JEFFERSON, GA 30549|