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CLASS OF 2017
*An abbreviated version designed specifically for incoming freshmen
On Monday, Feb. 4, all current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will receive course request information for the 2013-2014 school year in homeroom. Students were informed to share this information with you as soon as possible. This information will include a timeline for the registration/course request process, information about special scholarships, and a course request worksheet.
Please look over and discuss this material with your child. Help prepare your student in choosing the classes you both feel he or she should request for next year. View the 2013-2014 course catalog >
Later, parents will receive a copy of the final course requests. If you have questions regarding course requests, please contact your student's guidance counselor:
A-G: Mrs. Susan Eichenauer | email | ext. 207
H-O: Ms. Nicole Will | email | ext. 215
P-Z: Mrs. Jama Badinghaus | email | ext. 204
Director: Mrs. Charlene Wheeler | email | ext. 218
Admin Asst: Mrs. Kelly Muhl | email | ext. 243
While students can obtain all the necessary credits for graduation during the normal course of their high school careers, many students want the opportunity to take more electives such as four years of performing and visual arts, Project Lead the Way classes, four years of a foreign language, etc. With all of the necessary graduation requirements, participating in these extra electives can be difficult. However, there are several options that you and your child can explore as you plan for your child’s next school year.
Summer P.E. and Health Classes: This information was included in the course request packets for current freshmen and sophomores.
Physical Education Waiver: This is a new program that CJ will begin participating in for the 2012-2013 school year. The basic idea is that students who participate in two full season of interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading may waive the two semester P.E. graduation requirement. Please see the 2013-2014 course catalog for more information.
Flex Credit Program: This program is where a student may earn credit for activities outside of CJ. These activities may include taking a summer course at a college/university, taking an online class from another high school, or a student designing his/her own course of study. All flex credit activities require detailed plans and prior approval from CJ’s academic office before the student participates in the activity. View more information about CJ's flex credit program >
CJ’s Online Classes: CJ offers a one-semester World Literature online class for seniors, and a one-semester Medical Terminology online class for juniors and seniors.
Please contact your child’s guidance counselor with questions about the above items.
As students plan their programs of study, the following considerations should be kept in mind:
Advanced study beyond state requirements is not only highly recommended, but is a prerequisite to certain college programs such as engineering, pre-med, nursing, business, pre-law, etc.
Biology, chemistry, physics is the science course sequence recommended by the State Colleges of Ohio.
Foreign language study for at least two years in the same language is required for all students. Some Ohio colleges are recommending three years of a foreign language study for unconditional acceptance.
On the recommendation of the principal, qualified seniors may apply to take courses at local colleges for college credit within the limitation of their high school schedule.
The Advanced Placement Program is a national program for college level courses and examinations for secondary school students. Over 90% of college and university candidates earn credit and/or advanced placement when the AP results are considered acceptable. There is a charge to take these exams. The cost varies each year. At CJ, it is a requirement that students take the advanced placement exam if they are enrolled in an AP course.
A student who selects a course without meeting the prerequisites will be scheduled in an alternate course that fits her/his schedule.
Students and parents/guardians should spend time together planning, choosing, and discussing the course selections. The student’s guidance counselor is also available to assist in this process.
During the registration process, current students and their parents have an opportunity to schedule special college/career planning meetings with the guidance counselor. Information will be included in the registration packet.
Courses are offered dependent upon the availability of teaching personnel and course enrollment. Student course requests will be processed only after their registration is complete and all other financial obligations are considered current by the Business Office.