The Jones-Gordon School is pleased to announce new High School Dual Enrollment and Honors Programs beginning with the 2021-22 school year.
Dual Enrollment for College Credit
In partnership with Rio Salado Community College, eligible high school juniors and seniors (with a minimum 3.0 GPA) can take college-level classes taught by JGS teachers and can receive high school and college credit simultaneously. Students must pass dual enrollment courses with a C or better in order to earn college credit.
The following courses are offered for Dual Enrollment in the 2021-22 school year:
- First-Year Composition (ENG 101)
- First-Year Composition (ENG 102)
- Intro to Literature (ENH 110)
- Literature & the American Experience (ENH 111)
- College Mathematics (MAT 142)
- Precalculus (MAT 187)
- U.S. History to 1865 (HST 103)
- U.S. History 1865 to Present (HST 104)
By participating in Dual Enrollment courses, students may:
- Start accumulating college credits, helping them to graduate on time (or even early) while potentially saving money on total college costs.
- Transition more easily from high school to college by being introduced to the rigors of college coursework early.
- Find their area of interest before the pressure is on them to declare a major.
- Earn college credit without having to take and pass an additional exam (such as with AP classes).
Jones-Gordon Honors Program
Modeled after Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, the JGS Honors Program is project-based, interest-driven, and is designed to cultivate student strengths and interests. An extension of classroom learning, the Honors Project is a self-defined capstone experience intended to showcase the breadth and depth of student learning within a fairly narrowly defined area of study. Students may propose to complete an Honors Project for any class. Each Honors Project consists of a single independently-produced deliverable product, due at the end of the semester.
- Research presentation
- Extended essay
- Creative work
- Community service
Benefits of participating in the Honors Program:
- Deepens learning and cultivates strengths and interests.
- Provides executive function skills practice.
- Boosts GPA and allows for the distinction of an Honors designation on transcripts.
- Students experience the rigorous coursework important for success in college.