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.
concepts, skills and basic operations associated with whole numbers, fractions,
decimals, percents, ratios and measurement.
is offered to students who qualify through a number of criteria and will be awarded high school credit upon successful completion.
|English Language Arts
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 Learning Hub Resources]
|Social Studies: 7th Grade Texas History
intensive study of the state including geography, Indians, discovery and
exploration, and the development of modern
|Social Studies: 8th Grade American History
||This course covers
history from colonization to 1865.
||A general study including
the sciences of life, earth, chemistry, and physics. [Click here to see our eye dissection lab]
||A required semester technology course designed to document technology proficiencies at the jr. high level.
introduction of several sports and activities for the improvement of skill
levels in individual, dual, and team sports.
is a full year commitment.
|Fine Arts: Band
on instrumental techniques, music theory, mental and physical discipline.
|Fine Arts: Choir
||Development of musical techniques,
theory, and preparation.
|Fine Arts: Art
the expression of the individual through drawing, painting, ceramics,
|Fine Arts: Speech and Drama
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.
of advanced language with emphasis placed on speaking, reading and writing
to help the student become proficient in the language.
||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.
to horticultural sciences with emphasis on technical skills and career