Academics

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The curriculum offered at George Jenkins High School provides for all levels of education. GJHS offers a program of academies. It deals with wide range of categories such as Technology, Medicine and Law. These are just a few of the six academies offered at GJHS. Besides the academies, some courses offered here at GJHS run from basic courses to the more advanced college based courses. We offer a plethora of classes to accommodate all forms of students academically. There are plenty of opportunities for students to broaden their academic opportunities through some of our courses or academies. Electives offered at GJHS contain a broad amount of differences that allows the student to choose any path desired. Electives help the students try all forms of potential college courses that may in turn lead to their decision on what to study. Other programs offered at GJHS include ESOL and ESE for those students who need the extra help to succeed. Every student has the opportunity to grow and prosper with our programs and courses offered at GJHS.

All academic courses will fulfill the virtual half credit requirement as will the Personal Fitness and Fitness Lifestyle – the only course that will fulfill the PE requirement – courses. Driver’s Education no longer qualifies for the virtual requirement to graduate. We also recommend the following FLVS courses:

  • Critical Thinking and Study Skills for a half credit. The prerequisite is algebra.
    • Test-taking strategies
    • Time management
    • Organizational skills
    • Verbal competence
    • Mathematical reasoning
    • Learning strategies
  • Personal and Family Finance for a half credit. No prerequisites.
    • Taxes
    • Credit cards
    • Money management skills
    • Investing in the future
    • Managing personal and family finances
  • Law Studies for a half credit – will count for Bright Futures as a social studies elective.
    • Rights as an American citizen
    • Family and consumer law
    • State and Federal court systems
    • Judicial system
    • Criminal vs Civil law