Spanish 1: 1 credit

This course provides a basic level of competence in the four language skills-listening, speaking, reading, and writing. An overview of Hispanic culture, including Spain, Latin America, and Hispanics in the U.S., is presented. A broad base of vocabulary is covered and the present tense is mastered. Classroom activities include questions and answers, presentation of original dialogues, listening to tapes of native speakers and use of computers. We use the textbook VOCES Y VISTAS and its accompanying workbooks and tapes.

Homework required: 1-2 hours per week

Seminar in Jewish Thought: .5 Credits

The Seminar in Jewish Thought empowers students to engage classical and contemporary primary sources that shape the values of our Torah community, with the goals of sparking personal growth, instilling a deeply rooted sense of Jewish identity in students’ lives, passionate love of the Jewish people, and dedication to the State of Israel, through thoughtful Torah study and group discussion. Students will learn to take ownership of their development as thinking religious Jews and to thrive as b’nei and b’not Torah in the modern world.

Homework required: 1-2 hours per week.

Physical Education: 1 Credit per year

In an effort to make our Physical Education requirement more purposeful and practical, students will be required to participate in an activity through our interscholastic sports program or outside of school, in an activity of their choice. By signing up for an interscholastic sport offered by the school you can fulfill your PE for the year and receive a “pass” under the following conditions:

  • You must be an active participant in at least one sport offered by the school.
  • If you sign up for a spring sport only you must have played that sport in previous years at ICJA in order to receive the credit without having to do anything else.
  • If you have never participated in a spring sport before then you will have to do some sort of physical activity in the fall and have a parent sign off to receive PE credit.

If however, you are not participating in a sport offered by the school we are asking you to choose an activity. At the end of each semester you will present a typed/emailed statement from a parent to Mrs. Nylund, the registrar, in order to receive PE credit. If you are interested in fulfilling PE by working out on a regular basis during a free period in the ICJA workout room, see Mr. Harris.

Women’s Health: .5 Credits

Topics include personal health (nutrition, mental health and stress management, drug/alcohol abuse prevention) and consumer health issues.  The course also includes brief studies of personal development and community resources.

Homework required: 1-2 hours per week.