FOUR 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:
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.