Classes & Departments

At JCS, students can choose from a rich combination of academic and complementary courses.

  • Consider the courses required for graduation and think about your strengths and interests – also take the opportunity to explore new opportunities.
  • Ask your teacher about course outcomes. Develop an understanding of what is required for you to be successful in each course - reflect on exemplars and rubrics and choose sequences based on your abilities, interests and past successes.
  • Course Sequences - Courses numbered 10-1, 20-1, 20/30 and 30-1 are most challenging – they will require complex thinking/tasks necessary for university entrance (universities may accept some - 2 courses). Courses numbered 10-2, 20-2, 30-2, 10-3, 20-3, 30-3, 14 or 24 are appropriate if you are planning on transitioning to college/technical programs and apprenticeships. Both sequences contribute to a High School Diploma. Courses numbered 10-4, 20-4, 30-4 are Knowledge and Employability courses and lead to a Certificate of High School Achievement.  Most Grade 10 courses at JCS are blended - meaning students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their highest level of understanding in a diverse learning environment.

Should you be experiencing growth and success in a subject area, there are opportunities for enrichment – you may also consider a more challenging course sequence or prepare to write the Advanced Placement exam.

  • Option Courses - Explore your interests in CTS, Complementary, and Fine Arts through a variety of courses. These may lead to future careers or become lifelong passions.
  • Prerequisites - As part of your high school plan, identify the courses that have prerequisites; you must 9 achieve a minimum of 50% before you can proceed to the next level. For example, you must pass ELA 10-1 before you can proceed to 20-1. Always consider your next steps – what will be required to meet your entry requirements for post-secondary, apprenticeship or the world of work?

* Please note | course offerings may vary depending on enrollment, staff and facility considerations.

2019-2020 Course Registration

It is really important and helpful that families have conversations regarding next year course registration.  Based on course request information, staffing and scheduling decisions occur in the spring, so it encouraged that we have engagement in this process. 

Students have until February 28th to view/edit their course requests, after which, PowerSchool class registration will close.  Parents/Guardians and students can view/edit course registration via PowerSchool until February 28th, 2019.  If you would like to review registration information, please see the right hand side of the screen.  


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