Choosing Your 9th Grade Courses

 

All students will take the following courses as incoming TJHSST 9th graders:

  • Biology 1

    • Required component of the IBET program

  • English 9

    • Required component of the IBET program

  • Design & Technology

    • Required component of the IBET program

  • Health & PE 9

    • This course and all diploma requirements must be taken during the school day. Online courses can be taken online during 1st period - please consult the TJHSST Online Course Policy for additional details and parental responsibilities when taking an online course.

  • World Language

    • Students may either continue studying the world language they studied in middle school or may choose to start a new language.

  • Math

    • Students will be placed into math based on the highest level of math they have completed in middle school.

      • Students who have completed Algebra 1 will be placed into TJHSST Research Statistics 1 & TJHSST Math 1

      • Students who have completed Geometry will be placed into TJHSST Research Statistics 1 & TJHSST Math 3

      • Students who have completed Algebra 2 (all variations) will be placed into TJHSST Research Statistics 1 & TJHSST Math 4

      • Students who have completed Precalculus (all variations) will be placed into TJHSST Research Statistics 1 & TJHSST Research Statistics 2

      • Students who have completed Calculus (all variations) will be individually placed in math as deemed appropriate by the school's math department and administration.

  • One elective

    • Incoming 9th graders have a variety of elective options. These include:  Journalism (newspaper), Photojournalism (yearbook), the Performing Arts (music & theater), Visual Arts (photography & art), Ancient & Classical Civilizations, and Computer Science.

  • Online courses (aka "ninth" courses)

    • Ninth courses are optional. They are NOT required whatsoever.

    • Please be aware that online courses taken beyond the regular seven period day carry a fee and must be completed outside the regular school day.

    • Please also consult the TJHSST Online Course Policy for additional details and parental responsibilities when taking an online course.