Online Classes for Grades 9-12

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Jordan School District students have the opportunity to utilize online education as part of their schooling experience. Students may enroll in online courses for original credit or recovery credit (recovery credit costs $45 per .25 credit).

After meeting with a school counselor, high school students may register for up to four online classes per semester. Courses are free to the student except for certain instances (like the driving portion of Drivers Education, summer online classes or recovery credit).

Classes are available through the student’s school or other outside providers.

Final testing will be near the end of the term and will be online. Final tests will be taken at a proctored location within the boundaries of the Jordan School District. Final testing through outside providers will need to be arranged through those providers.

Courses Offered

Language Arts 9
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 10
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 11
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core with an emphasis on American literary texts.

Language Arts 12
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core with an emphasis on British literary texts.


Secondary Math 1
Students in Secondary Mathematics 1 will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

Secondary Math 2
Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations.

Secondary Math 3
Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 will pull together and apply the accumulation of learning they have from previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, expand their study of trigonometry to include general triangles, and use functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.


Earth Science
Earth Sciences integrated science core focuses on earth, physical, space, and life science contents.

Physics
The three major concepts included in the Physics Core are: (1) motion of objects, (2) forces acting on objects, and (3) energy.

Biology
The Biology Core Curriculum is based on a set of life science learning standards that all students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate understanding of upon completion of this course. The course is designed to emphasize problem solving and scientific reasoning.

Chemistry
This course is organized around major concepts of matter, structure, energy, and change.


Geography for Life
This 9th grade course introduces students to cultural and physical geography.

World Civilizations
The study of world civilizations emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples.

U.S. History 2
Understanding United States history is essential for the continuation of our democratic society. This course will help students make connections between their world and the rich heritage of United States history.

U.S. Government and Citizenship
The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life.

Utah Studies

 


AP Art History and Criticism
This is a year-long course that teaches the history and appreciation of great art works from the Western Art traditions. It starts with prehistoric works and ends with post-modern works. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.

Art Foundations 2
This course builds on Art Foundations 1 providing a more in-depth experience with fewer art forms with an emphasis in art criticism, art history and esthetics.


German 3H
Prerequisite: German I & II. Proficiency level should be at least novice-high entering this course.
Course Description on Request Application 0955 9,10,11,12 (E) 1.00 Full Year
This course is designed to teach intermediate skills in listening, speaking, reading and spelling. The curriculum covered in this course will give students the skills to communicate in culturally appropriate ways in the target language. By the end of the course, student skill level should be at intermediate-low level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) standards.


General Financial Literacy
This course will prepare students for the choices and challenges of today’s financial markets.


Computer Technology
This is an introduction to computer application software that encompasses document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail is  included.


PST, 9th Grade Physical Education
This course is designed to develop skills and techniques in a variety of team and individual sports as well as improvement in personal fitness.

Health 1
This course develops the skills needed to improve the quality of life by helping students to cope with and solve problems, develop positive self-image, and make healthy decisions. The students will explore positive life styles, disease prevention, emergency procedures, media literacy, and alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

Health 2
This course emphasizes the physical, social and mental dimensions of people. This course offers students an opportunity to evaluate health practices, products, and services.

Fitness for Life
This course is designed for continued improvement of physical fitness. The course content includes an understanding of the components of fitness, i.e., heart-lung fitness, strength, flexibility, muscle endurance, weight control/nutrition, and stress management.

Beginning Fitness, Sports Skills, and Dance (fitness 7)
This is a physical education course with emphasis on skill development, basic knowledge, and participation in a variety of games, sports, and fitness conditioning.

Intermediate Fitness, Sports Skills, and Dance (fitness 8)
This is a physical education course with emphasis on skill development, basic knowledge, and participation in a variety of games, sports, and fitness conditioning.


Drivers Education
This course includes classroom instruction in Drivers Education.  On road and range driving experiences must be scheduled at your home high school.  Driving fees will apply at your school.


Proctored Final Test Information

Utah Students Connect proctored final exams for Summer 2016:

Summer Testing

Each of our courses has a written proctored final. Before the final can be taken, all of the coursework must be completed for that section. During the summer term, we offer two testing sessions. One is at midterm, and one is at the end of the term. If a student is done with a course by midterm, they can take the final then. If they are not done, they may wait until the testing session at the end of the term or schedule an alternative testing time by contacting Ammon Wiemers or Diane Vail.

June 27-July 1 
10:00 AM - 5 PM 

July 26-29
10:00 AM - 5 PM

If you would like to take a final prior to these dates, contact us to schedule a time.

We will be testing at the Jordan Applied Technology Center (JATC) building #2, room #314 located on the Salt Lake Community College Campus, SLCC, on the southeast corner of 9000 south and Bangerter Highway (see campus map). Signs in building 1 and 2 will direct you to the correct room. Please park in the yellow striped parking stalls in lot J4. Do not park in the blue striped parking stalls or the parking meters as you will be ticketed by SLCC. Handicapped parking is available near the SLCC Student Pavilion (see campus map).

You must have picture ID, and be able to login to Canvas with your username and password.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.  I want to take online classes because I’ve heard they are easier than regular classes.
    A.  Actually, online classes tend to be more difficult to complete than traditional classes.  There is more responsibility on the student to perform as the teacher is not in regular proximity to provide live encouragement.
  • Q.  I took Driver Education and they charged me a fee at school.  Why, I thought the classes were free?
    A.  Some classes have a fee involved just like at your school.  Courses that have a fee are listed on the class website.
  • Q.  I have to take a course quickly so I can graduate with my class.  Can I do that?
    A.  Yes. You may take the class for original or recovery credit, however; you must follow the regular terms and complete your course in time for your grade to be posted prior to your schools graduation cutoff.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact your assigned school counselor or District online staff.

 Name Title Phone E-mail Online Meeting: Fridays 3-4 PM
Ammon Wiemers Online Specialist 801-567-8143 ammon.wiemers@jordandistrict.org Ammon Wiemers' Online Classroom
Diane Vail Online Assistant 801-567-8381 diane.vail@jordandistrict.org

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