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Classes at VJHS

The courses offered at VJHS are designed to take students from foundational elementary skill sets to the knowledge and comprehension of concepts needed in preparation for high school and beyond. Core curricular courses in Math, English, Social Studies and Science are enhanced with a variety of electives designed to give students a well-rounded educational opportunity.

Math Stresses concepts, skills and basic operations associated with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and measurement.
Algebra is offered to students who qualify through a number of criteria and will be awarded high school credit upon successful completion.
English Language Arts A combination of the study of literary forms and basic reading skills and the further development of all communication skills emphasizing grammar including STAAR writing skills. [Click here for our Library ServicesResources]
Social Studies: 7th Grade Texas History An intensive study of the state including geography, Indians, discovery and exploration, and the development of modern  Texas .
Social Studies: 8th Grade American History This course covers  America 's history from colonization to 1865.
Science A general study including the sciences of life, earth, chemistry, and physics. [Click here to see our eye dissection lab]
Computer Literacy A required semester technology course designed to document technology proficiencies at the jr. high level.
Physical Education/Athletics An introduction of several sports and activities for the improvement of skill levels in individual, dual, and team sports.
Athletics is a full year commitment.
Fine Arts: Band Emphasis on instrumental techniques, music theory, mental and physical discipline.
Fine Arts: Choir Development of musical techniques, theory, and preparation.
Fine Arts: Art Emphasis on the expression of the individual through drawing, painting, ceramics, and crafts.
Fine Arts: Speech and Drama
(2017 presentations)
Helps develop awareness and self-confidence in communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of public speaking and interpretive reading.
Students will learn the basics of acting, character analysis, character development, and theatre history.
Spanish Study of advanced language with emphasis placed on speaking, reading and writing to help the student become proficient in the language.
Home Economics Students learn skills to prepare them for life outside of their parents home and give them tools to adapt to different situations involving: values, self-esteem, communication, teamwork, self-sufficiency, independence, healthy living.
Horticulture Introduction to horticultural sciences with emphasis on technical skills and career opportunities.


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