Jones County High School

Course Catalog and College & Career Resources

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Graduation Plans

Use the following buttons below to access your child's graduation plan worksheet. This resource will help you and your child make the best choices for class selection and registration.
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JCHS Course Catalog

This catalog is developed annually by the JCHS counselors. It is intended to be used as a guide only. Changes to course offerings can occur because of scheduling demands or personnel changes. Changes to HOPE eligibility; NCAA eligibility; Georgia DOE and BOE graduation requirements and assessments; the Advanced Placement program; and the Board of Regents and Technical Colleges of Georgia requirements are made by those agencies at various times during the year and are beyond the control of JCHS. Standards for most courses can be found at GeorgiaStandards.org. Click on the buttons below to access the courses available in each subject and a brief description about each one.
English Courses Available

Click here to view all of the English courses available and a brief description of each.

Fine Arts Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Fine Arts courses available and a brief description of each.

Health Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Health courses available and a brief description of each.

Mathematics Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Mathematics courses available and a brief description of each.

Modern Language/Latin Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Modern Language/Latin courses available and a brief description of each.

Science Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Science courses available and a brief description of each.

Social Studies Courses Available

Click here to view all of the Social Studies courses available and a brief description of each.

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Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Courses

CTAE courses will get you on the fast track to your future. Whatever your plans may be after high school, CTAE courses and career pathways will give you a head start in a vast variety of careers. Our goal is for you to be successful, whether you choose to go into the workforce, enlist in the military, go to a technical college, or enter a college or university. Within each Career Cluster listed, you will find career pathways for you to choose, as well as several dual enrollment opportunities in occupational areas. Each career pathway has three classes you must take to complete the requirements for your pathway. At the end of your respective pathway(s), you will have the opportunity to earn an industry credential by passing your End of Pathway Assessment (EOPA).


Click the buttons below to access the Jones County College and Career Academy CAREER CLUSTERS.


Have you ever wondered about chorus, engineering, or carpentry pathways? You are given a list of pathways, but do you really know anything about them or which ones you should choose? JCHS has interviewed some of its own students, so they can tell you about the different pathways available to you! Wouldn't you rather hear it from a peer? Click the buttons below (underneath the Career Clusters) to watch the videos to find out more about all the different opportunities JCHS has to offer!

Dual Enrollment Opportunities Available on Campus

Central Georgia Technical College:


  • College Algebra (MATH 1111)
  • Pre-Calculus (MATH 1113)
  • Statistics (MATH 1127)
  • Calculus I (MATH 1131)
  • US History I (HIST 2111)
  • US History II (HIST 2112)
  • Composition & Rhetoric (ENGL 1101)
  • Literature & Composition (ENGL 1102)
  • American Literature (ENGL 2130)
  • Biology I (BIOL 1111) with Lab (BIOL 1111L)
  • Biology II (BIOL 1112) with Lab (BIOL 1112L)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL 2113) with Lab (BIOL 2113L)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (BIOL 2114) with Lab (BIOL 2114L)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101) *Telepresence only
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Click here to view a video about the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Career Cluster.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Carpentry Pathway:

  • Certified Construction Worker (CCWI)
  • Cabinetmaking Assembly Technician (CAII)

Welding Pathway:

  • Year 1-Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (FS3I)
  • Year 1-Gas Metal Arc Welder (GM3I)
  • Year 2-Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder (OSMI)
  • Year 2-Vertical Shielded Metal Arc Fabricator (VSMI)
  • Year 3-Flux Cored Arc Welder (FC6I)
  • Year 3-Gas Tungsten Arc Welder (GTAI)

VIDEO

Click here to view a video about the Architecture and Construction Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Arts, AV/Technology and Communications Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Business, Management, and Administration Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Education and Training Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Fine Arts Pathways.

VIDEO: JROTC

Click here to view a video about the JROTC Pathway.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Therapeutic Services/Emergency Medical Responder Pathway:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EB7I)

Therapeutic Services/Patient Care Pathway:

  • Nurse Aide (CN2I)
  • Geriatric Care Assistant (GC5I)

VIDEO

Click here to view a video about the Health Science Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video on the Human Services-Family & Consumer Science Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Information Technology Career Cluster.

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Click here to view a video about the Marketing Career Cluster.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Engineering and Technology Pathway:

  • Engineering Technology Essentials (ETEI)

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Click here to view a video about the STEM Career Cluster.

Electives Outside of Pathway Courses

  • Art History
  • Body Sculpting
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Current Issues
  • Dramatic Writing
  • Forensic Science
  • Geology
  • Individual and the Law
  • Journalism
  • Lifetime Sports
  • Meteorology
  • Music Appreciation
  • Mythology
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Team Sports
  • Unified and Adaptive P.E.
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JCHS Dual Enrollment Information

Click here to access important information about dual enrollment opportunities at JCHS, including frequently asked questions.

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YouScience Aptitude Test

WHAT YOU LIKE

Do you have a favorite hobby? Game? Would you rather be hanging outside – or staying indoors? All of that – your preferences, your interests, your favorites – impact the careers that you will most enjoy. And while interests change as we grow and experience new things, what you like today is important in planning your next steps!


WHAT YOU DO WELL

What is an “aptitude” anyway? It’s a shorter way of saying “the natural ability”. You have some amazing talent. Everyone does. Some of us are talented test takers or project makers, story writers or puzzle solvers. Whatever you excel at, YouScience can help uncover the kind of problems your brain is wired to solve and connect that potential with the programs and careers that need YOU.


IT ALL COMES TOGETHER

Your best-fit future can be found where your talent and passion meet. YouScience Discovery is designed to reveal both natural abilities & personal interests – the perfect combo. Your profile includes in-depth detail about what makes you awesome, matches to more than 500 careers, and detailed career info, like a day in the life, salary, and how to get there.


Use the following DIRECTIONS to access your YouScience Aptitude Test that your student took at school and review it with your family!

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Transcript Request Form

Click here to access JCHS's transcript request form.

ACT/SAT Test Dates 2020-2021

Click here to access the test dates for the ACT/SAT this school year.

ACT

Click here for everything you need to know about the ACT and to register.

College Board: SAT/Advanced Placement (AP)

Click here to access College Board, which is the nation’s largest college-going organization, helping millions of students navigate the transition from high school to college each year through programs like the SAT, AP, and BigFuture.

Khan Academy's Official SAT Practice

With Official SAT Practice, students get a 100% free, personalized practice program for the SAT through an exclusive partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board, the makers of the SAT. By making world-class SAT preparation available to anyone, anywhere, we hope to level the playing field so that every student has equal opportunity for college readiness!


Practice that works:

Students who prepare using Official SAT Practice see substantial improvement in their SAT scores. Our research suggests three best practices associated with substantial improvements in SAT scores: leveling up your skills, taking a full-length practice test, and following personalized practice recommendations. Students who used Official SAT Practice for six or more hours and followed at least one best practice scored 39 points more from PSAT/NMSQT® to the first SAT than students who did not use Official SAT Practice.


Personalized to your child:

With Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy, your child will:


  • get a personalized plan tailored to their strengths and weaknesses based on their previous PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT results or our diagnostics;
  • hone their skills with thousands of practice questions, hints, and video lessons;
  • take up to eight official full-length practice tests online or on paper;
  • receive instant feedback and adaptive recommendations for what to practice;
  • set a personalized practice schedule to get reminders for when to practice; and
  • review expert tips and strategies for the test.


Check out our overview of Official SAT Practice video to get a sense of the student experience.


Click HERE to access Khan Academy's Official SAT Practice.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application used to apply for federal or state-supported financial aid to pay for a college education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free, easy and provides you access to the largest source of financial aid available.

Financial aid covers expenses like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other college-related expenses. The FAFSA can be used to determine eligibility for:

  • Federal Student Aid –Pell Grants and student loans.
  • State Financial Aid – HOPE Scholarship and Grant programs.
  • Institutional Financial Aid – Institutional Scholarships offered by a college.
  • Private Financial Aid – Private Scholarships provided by businesses or other organizations.


Click HERE for the FAFSA Checklist.

What You Will Need When Completing the FAFSA

When completing the FAFSA, you will be asked various questions about income, taxes, citizenship and residency. Here is a list of documents to have available that can help make filling out the FAFSA easier.

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, or Alien Registration Receipt Card (if applicable)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Most recent income tax return (see the instructions on the FAFSA if the tax return has not been completed)
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarship and fellowship aid, including AmeriCorps awards, that was included in your (or your parents’) adjusted gross income (AGI)
  • Current stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Current business and farm records
  • Current bank statements
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
FAFSA

Click here to visit the FAFSA website!

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GA Futures

Click here for all of your needs relating to college and career preparedness. Create a GAfutures account to check your HOPE GPA and find out more information on eligibility for the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.

College Decision Guide

Click here to access GA Futures' College Decision Guide, Process, Requirements & Timeline.

What is a Net Price Calculator?

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend a given college. Most colleges have their own Net Price Calculator that includes their specific costs. The information you receive from the calculator is a broad estimate geared primarily for first-time, full-time students and may vary from student to student depending on personal factors. It is an estimate based on cost of attendance (COA) and financial aid provided to students in a previous year (if applicable). The estimates are not binding on the colleges or the state.

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HOPE Scholarship Requirements

HOPE –

• Georgia resident

• Academic GPA of 3.0 as calculated by GSFC

• 4 rigor credits

• No SAT/ACT requirement

• College eligibility – Maintain a 3.0 GPA

• Pays roughly 75% of tuition


Zell Miller Scholarship –

• Georgia resident

• Academic GPA of 3.7 as calculated by GSFC

• 4 rigor credits

• SAT – 1200 (EBRW/M) or ACT – 26 Composite

• College eligibility – Maintain a 3.3 GPA

• Pays roughly 100% of tuition


How to apply:

• If the student only wants to receive the HOPE Scholarship , then they may complete the GSFAPP.

• If the student wants to receive HOPE in addition to Federal Aid, such as grants and/or student loans, then the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

• The Financial Aid Office at the college where the student is attending will use the test scores on file to determine if the student is eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship.

Local Scholarship Opportunities

Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon is proud to offer the Balanced Man Scholarship at over 140 universities to student leaders this year! This is a great opportunity for students entering college in fall 2020.

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Jones County Family Engagement Parent Resource Room

Click this button or the image below to visit our Parent Resource Room!

CHECK OUT THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT FACEBOOK PAGE !

Like the Facebook page to stay current on events and family engagement opportunities for your family!

Jones County Schools Family Engagement

Shelley Dunlap sdunlap@jones.k12.ga.us or 478-986-3032

ext. 1284

Melody Nebel mnebel@jones.k12.ga.us or 478-986-3032

ext. 1285