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Introductory Information

This catalog provides information to assist students in selecting classes for the successful completion of middle school and high school. This introductory section contains information about graduation requirements, options for obtaining high school credit, competency testing, fees and fee waivers. The course offerings section provides a list and descriptions of middle and high school courses taught in the district, although not every course is offered at each middle school or high school. The ninth grade offerings are separate from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade offerings because ninth grade credits are earned in the middle school. The catalog also contains listings for Advanced Placement, Utah Students Connect/Jordan Connect, Jordan Academy for Technology and Careers, Canyons Technical Education Center and Concurrent Enrollment courses. 7P  thGrade Credit Requirements 8 th P Grade Credit Requirements English Language Arts 1.0 English Language Arts 1.0 *Reading (selected students only) 0.5/1.0 *Reading (selected students only) 1.0 Mathematics 1.0 Mathematics 1.0 Integrated Science 1.0 Integrated Science 1.0 Utah Studies 0.5 U.S. History 1.0 Physical Education 0.5 Physical Education 0.5 Career and Technical Education 1.0 Additional Requirements for 7th and 8th Grade Years Fine Arts 1.0 Health 0.5 *Students who demonstrate proficiency according to the rubric are exempt from the reading requirement and may take an elective. High School Graduation Requirements To graduate from a Jordan School District high school, a student must: ● Earn the minimum number of credits designated by the high school a student attends. In Jordan School District, credit requirements range from 24 to 27 credits, depending upon the scheduling system of each high school. ● Meet attendance requirements as designated by Jordan School District. (See Credit Guidelines: Residency Requirement). ● Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test Course and Credit Requirements Credit is awarded on the basis of a student’s participation, mastery of subject matter, and/or attainment of skills. Credit is granted for courses taken in grades 9­12. Credit earned during the summer prior to ninth grade may be applied towards graduation. Jordan School District requires the “minimum core curriculum” as specified by the Utah State Office of Education Rule 277­700­6 along with the additional course credits listed below for high school graduation Requirements  for  Graduating  Classes  of  2016,  2017,  2018 English Language Arts……………………………………………………………………………………………………...4.0 Credits 1.0 Language Arts 9 or 9 H 1.0 Language Arts 10, 10 A, or 10 H 1.0 Language Arts 11, 11 A, 11 H, AP English Language & Composition, or AP English Literature & Composition 1.0 Language Arts 12, 12 CP, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, World Language 3, 4, or AP, Qualifying Concurrent Enrollment Course, or Approved Senior Language Arts Course Social Studies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3.5 Credits 1.0 Geography for Life 1.0 World Civilizations, World Civilizations H, World History AP, or European History AP 1.0 United States History, United States History H, or U.S. History AP 0.5 U.S. Government & Citizenship (11 th or 12 th grade) Mathematics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3.0 Credits 2.0 Foundation/Core Credits 1.0 Additional Foundation/Core Credit or Advanced, Applied, or Foundation (AAF) Credit Science…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….… 3.0 Credits 2.0 Credits from two different Foundation/Core Areas: Earth, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science 1.0 Additional Foundation/Core or Applied, Advanced, or Foundation (AAF) Credit Health and Physical Education…………………………………………………………………………………………….2.0 Credits 0.5 Health Education 0.5 Participation Skills & Techniques 0.5 Fitness for Life 0.5 Elective Individual Lifetime Activity or 2 Seasons of a UHSAA Team Sport Fine Arts……………………………………………………………………………………………….……..…………….…1.5 Credits Career and Technical Education……………………………………………………………….…………………………1.0 Credits Digital Studies…………………………………………………………………………………………...………………….. 0.5 Credit 0.5 Business Office Specialist, Computer Programming 1, Computer Science Principles, Digital Business Applications, Exploring Computer Science 1, Web Development, Computer Technology 1 or State­Approved Exam Financial Literacy…………………………………………………………………………………………………………... 0.5 Credit *Elective Credits………………………………………………………………………………………………………...….. 8.0 Credit *TOTAL CREDITS……………………………………………………………………………………….………………….. 27.0 CREDITS *Note: Valley High School only requires five elective credits. As a result, only 24 total credits are required for a Valley High School Diploma.