Freshmen First Day Photos-Updated !
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JDHS Principal's Corner
16 days ago
A message from Principal Casperson
And just like that the first marking period (what we call a progress marking) is done. The start of the school year was a smooth one, with the majority of students able to be in all of their classes day one. Schedule changes and placement shifts do happen but for most of our 600 Crimson Bears it was back to learning at 9:15 J Thank you to our entire school community for helping students get here on time ready to go!
Celebrations we want to note are that our attendance rate from last school year and our graduation rate(s) all exceeded 90%. Our average daily attendance rate is published at a 94%, which means we met our school action goal of incremental growth. Our four-year graduation rate is estimated to be approximately 90% and our five-year graduation rate a 93%. While our goal is always 100% for all of these indicators we are pleased to see that we are maintaining 90% and above. Our school action plan for this year continues to emphasize increases in all three of these areas.
This school year we have increased our Advanced Placement (AP) offerings, with the adoption of the new social studies curriculum. The district curriculum committee adopted AP World History and AP US History as replacements for honors options in each of those course areas. We continue to offer AP Art, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP Lit, AP Lang and AP Calculus AB & BC. Each year there is a curriculum review process, and parent feedback is important. This year science and health are beginning their review. If you have an interest in participating on a curriculum review committee please check out the district website for more information on who to contact. The work completed in these committees shape your Juneau-Douglas High School and its offerings.
As we continue to move toward the end of the first quarter please take a moment, with your student, to re-familiarize yourself with the JDHS website and individual teacher webpages. Taking the time to review expectations, syllabi and rules/procedures proactively can only help enhance your student’s academic experiences. If and when a question arises please do not hesitate to contact individual teachers, our counselors or our main office. We operate in partnership for each and every student.