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IMG 8639smFOUR YEAR ACADEMIC GENERAL  STUDIES CURRICULUM

The goal of the JEC General Studies program is to provide a solid, comprehensive education with an academic curriculum that is designed to prepare students to fulfill their potential in institutions of  higher education.  We hope to mold our young adults for a worthy future of life-long learning, productivity in the workforce and exemplary daily living.

JEC meets and exceeds the mandates of The New Jersey State Education Department.

The basic course of study, comprised of core curriculum requirements, is supplemented by a wide range of electives:

CORE  REQUIREMENTS                                             

ENGLISH: 8  SEMESTERS

Language Usage, Composition, Survey of American Literature, Survey of English Literature, Survey of World Literature

SOCIAL STUDIES: 6 SEMESTERS

Global Studies/World History, U.S. History  I  (Colonial  Period  through the Civil War, U.S. History II (Civil War through  current affairs)

MATHEMATICS: 8 SEMESTERS

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or Advanced Math plus required elective (Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Calculus, Business Math)

SCIENCES: 6 SEMESTERS

Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Psychology

LANGUAGE: 4 SEMESTERS

Hebrew or Spanish

JEWISH HISTORY: 2 SEMESTERS

History of the Jews from Medieval Times through Modern Israel

ZIONISM: 1 SEMESTER

All students are required to take a course in Zionism and modern Israel, learning about the historical development of Hakamat haMedinah.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION