Sample J&C Student Schedules

Sample J&C Student Schedules

Student A:  Typical J&C student schedule. Based on the schedule of a real student who chose some advanced and AP classes and the minimum required two foreign language credits. Along with a study skills course each year, this student also had room for some non-magnet electives. J&C courses are italicized.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Journalism 1 Journalism 2 Multimedia I Editorial Leadership
Digital Design Oral Communication & Debate Newspaper I Newspaper II
Adv. English I Adv. English II AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition
Honors Spanish I Honors Spanish II Percussion Ensemble 3-D Art
Honors Algebra I Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II College Algebra
Adv. Integrated Science Adv. Biology Adv. Chemistry Adv. Humanities
PE/Health AP World History AP US History AP US Government & Politics
Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills

 

Student B: Heavy J&C student schedule. Based on the schedule of a real student who elected not to take a study skills block. Instead, she packed in extra AP courses along with three years of foreign language instead of the required two. It’s important to note that this student has chosen to take well beyond the necessary credit hours to graduate. (The counselors generally recommend that all Manual students schedule a study skills block each year, especially freshmen). J&C courses are italicized.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Journalism 1 Journalism 2 Photojournalism I Editorial Leadership
Digital Design Yearbook I Yearbook II Yearbook III
Adv. English I Adv. English II AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition
AP Human Geography AP World History AP Macro Economics AP Comparative Government & Politics
Adv. French I Adv. French II Adv. French III AP French Language & Culture
Adv. Geometry Adv. Algebra II Adv. Precalculus AP Calculus AB
Adv. Integrated Science Adv. Biology Adv. Chemistry AP Comparative Government & Politics
PE/Health Adv. Humanities AP US History AP Psychology

 

Student C:  Light J&C student schedule. Based on the schedule of a real student who opted out of advanced classes and took the minimum required two foreign language credits. Along with a study skills class each year, this student had extra room for various electives. This student also took J&C classes that did not require him to have a staff role. (Three staffs, yearbook, newspaper, and the literary magazine, have an after school commitment. The broadcast and multimedia staffs do not. All staffs have an annual three-day summer retreat.) J&C courses are italicized.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Journalism 1 Journalism 2 Web Design Photojournalism I
Digital Design Oral Communication & Debate Principles of Marketing Film Studies
Honors English I Honors English II Honors English III Honors English IV
Honors German I Honors German II Foods & Nutrition Weightlifting
Honors Algebra I Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II College Algebra
Honors Integrated Science Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Honors Humanities
PE/Health Honors Civics Honors World Civilizations Honors US History
Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills

 

Student D: Internship schedule. Based on the schedule of a real student who had a last block internship with a local business that allowed him to practice his skills in a professional setting. A student is required to have a study skills block during the year of an internship. J&C courses are italicized.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Journalism 1 Journalism 2 Broadcast Journalism I Multimedia I
Digital Design Oral Communication & Debate Media Internship Media Internship
Adv. English I Adv. English II Adv. English III Adv. English IV
AP Human Geography AP European History Adv. US History Fundamentals of Dance
Honors Algebra I Honors Geometry Honors Algebra II College Algebra
Honors Integrated Science Honors Biology Honors Chemistry Adv. Humanities
PE/Health Adv. Latin I Adv. Latin II Piano I
Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills Study Skills

Student E: Packing in the J&C courses. Some students request to take more than the annual two credit requirement for J&C magnet students. Here is a sample schedule that fills every possible opening with magnet classes, forgoing study skills periods (which counselors do not typically recommend). The J&C teachers do not typically advise taking more than one J&C staff course per year unless the student is exceptionally driven and ambitious in these areas. [Staff courses produce the yearbook, newspaper, online news website (Multimedia), the morning broadcast show (Broadcast Journalism), and the literary magazine (Creative Writing). The more traditional class structure of the non-staff courses, such as Oral Communication & Debate, do not require the same level of interpersonal communication as staff courses and are more easily enrolled in concurrently.]  J&C courses are italicized.

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Journalism 1 Journalism 2 Creative Writing I Creative Writing II
Digital Design Oral Communication & Debate Photojournalism I Photojournalism II
Oral Communication & Debate Multimedia I Multimedia II Multimedia III
Adv. Spanish I Adv. Spanish II Web Design Editorial Leadership
Adv. English I Adv. English II AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature & Composition
PE/Health AP Human Geography AP European History Adv. US History
Adv. Geometry Adv. Algebra II Adv. Precalculus AP Calculus AB
Adv. Integrated Science Adv. Biology Adv. Chemistry Adv. Humanities