WELCOME TO JASPER HIGH SCHOOL. CLASS OF 2018.
It is important to understand that the information in the 2014-15 Course Description Booklet is the most accurate and up-to-date information available at the time. As course offerings, Department of Education mandates, and curricular updates occur information in this document may become outdated. The most current version of the Course Description Booklet is posted on the Jasper High School Website. The on-line version of the Course Description Booklet takes precedent over any older published versions.
Are you ready for all of the choices that you have to make?
Must complete ONE of the following:
2. Earn the following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75.
***If the decision is made to opt-out of Core 40, the student is required to complete the course/credit requirements for a general diploma and the career/academic sequence the student will pursue is determined.
A grade retake/replacement occurs when a student retakes a class that he/she has already taken to hopefully receive a better grade. A student who receives below a C- on a course may retake that course for credit. The second grade earned will replace the original grade—no matter what the grade—and shall count for grade point average and class rank. The original grade will remain on the transcript with the credit for that class being transferred to the second class. A student may take advantage of this option up to two times in his/her high school career. This would allow a student trying to earn an Indiana Academic Honors diploma an opportunity to retake a class where he/she might have received below a C-, thus giving him/her an opportunity to keep his/her Academic Honors diploma.
Students may not use on-line credit recovery classes for retakes
Course RecommendationsIn a move to make all course offerings available to our students, we are removing prerequisites from most course offerings at Jasper High School. On its merit, this move is designed to give any student an opportunity to take the most rigorous course offerings at our school. It is also designed to give students an opportunity to take the courses that best fit into their future opportunities. The teacher of each course has built course recommendations for the curriculum required within each course. These recommendations should be taken seriously as the rigor of a course will not be adjusted to fit students who might not be academically talented enough to handle the rigor of our most challenging content offerings. It is our belief that the student and his/her parents must have the opportunity to select course offerings that best suit the student’s individual needs. It will be necessary for patrons to approach the selection of courses for their student with a realistic mindset.
English 9 or English 9, Honors
ENGLISH 9, HONORS: includes all of the requirements for the regular English 9 class and more—with major emphasis being placed on the reading of classic world literature texts. Students in the honors class will write extensively, and all written work must exceed normal expectations in terms of creativity, development, clarity, structure, and mechanical precision. Vocabulary development will concentrate on an extensive study of Greek and Latin derivatives as preparation for the SAT. Students in this class will participate in several projects and engage in a variety of speaking situations. It must be clearly understood that honors students will be held to a higher academic standard overall. Students who cannot work independently, those who do not complete assignments correctly or on time, and those who do not wish to participate fully in the spirit of the class should not enroll. Honor students are defined by their exceptional reading ability and their enjoyment of and competence in writing. Successful students must be mature individuals who are willing to put in the time necessary to do quality work. A summer reading assignment is required for this course. This course is NOT required for the academic honors diploma.
Math Lab, College Prep(formerly pre-algebra)
Algebra I, Honors
Biology I, Honors
All PLTW BioMed classes will count for a science credit.
All students are required to obtain 2 PE credits for before graduation
P.E. – one traditional credit by the end of freshmen year.
Strength and Conditioning-This year we will offer a S/C class for male athletes, female athletes. Must be in season and must have completed a summer PE course before taking the S/C class.
**Students will need to take PE I before taking any other elective PE
Students will be able to count the following for one credit of PE after they have taken a traditional PE course.
**Students MUST turn in PE Waiver form before PE credit will be awarded**
Form is available on guidance website.
Introduction and Advanced 2D Art
First Semester only
Introduction to Business
Second Semester only
Principles of Marketing
May be either First or Second Semester
Intro. to Communications
Preparation for College and Careers*
* Meets Local Graduation Requirement
Full Year course
Interactive Media (Formerly Publications)
Full year course
All are two semester classes
Students that have completed Spanish I in the 8th grade may register for Spanish II
One Semester courses
Fund Engineering 1
Fund Engineering 2
Full Year Course
Intro to Eng Design- PLTW
English 9, Honors
English 10, Honors
AP Eng. Lang. & Comp.*
AP Eng. Lit. & Comp.*
Adv. Speech and Comm.
World History Honors
AP World History*
U.S. History, Honors
AP U.S. Government*
Algebra I, Honors
Algebra II, Honors
Biology I, Honors
Chemistry I, Honors
Earth/Space Science, Honors
Anatomy & Physiology