Choosing Your 9th Grade Courses

 

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

  • Biology 1

    • Required component of the Integrated Biology, English and Technology (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 only during 1st period and students would have to have their own transportation to school. Please consult the TJHSST Online Course Policy for additional details and parental responsibilities when students elect to take 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 and above (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 students elect to take an online course.