Course Selection for Current 8th to 11th Graders for 2017-18

Below is the information that you will need in order to learn all about course selection for the 2017-2018 school year. Please make sure that you read through all of this information so that you can make good choices and work towards a plan that will facilitate success.


Parent University Curriculum Night  – An opportunity to learn about topics related to high school! Monday, February 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Click on the link below for a copy of the presentation or view the presentation. 

17/18 Course Registration Presentation

9th Grade Course Registration Presentation

ParentU: Course Selection Presentation 2017-2018 (PDF)

Course Card – Please make sure that you are completing the course card appropriately. We have also included a suggested course sequence for all students.

      Directions for entering Course Requests in MyStudent

JWMHS Course Card for Current 8th to 11th Graders

Suggested Course Sequence & Electives for Current 8th to 11th Graders

JWMHS Course Directory This gives an explanation of all of the courses that students can take and are offered at JWMHS.

Academy Information – An Academy is a group of teachers and students who use a focus area to bring more relevance to their program of study by sharing a common area of career interest. Teachers in each community plan collaborative lessons and foster an awareness of career opportunities in particular clusters. Students gain a greater understanding of the educational and skill demands related to their career goals. Each learning community is designed to expose students to a variety of careers through research projects, field trips, guest speakers, career shadowing, mentoring opportunities and student developed projects. These activities will allow students to begin to target possible career interests. In addition, the Academies concentrate on meeting high standards to ensure that students will be competitive upon high school completion, whether they choose direct entry to the work force, a military career or a formal continuation of their education in a college, university or technical school.

Learning Community Information

Applications are below for the specific academies – Academy for the Medical Arts and Business Technology Academy.

Mustang Academic FAQs – What are the requirements to graduate on time? What are the recommended requirements to attend a 4-year university? What are the new Senior English course requirements? For the answers to these questions and more, there will be more information to come to click!

Mustang FAQ

Advanced Placement Programs at Mitchell – Advanced Placement courses offer students an opportunity to experience college rigor, while still in high school. These courses provide a solid foundation for post-secondary studies and help students stand out in the college admissions process. The AP Expectations Agreement that all students in Advanced Placement classes must complete will be done during the school year.

Why Take AP?

Advanced Placement Brochure – Coming Soon!

Advanced Placement Expectations Sheet

Pre AP Program Application

Dual Enrollment – Dual enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to take college classes and potentially earn both high school and college credit. Dual enrollment classes are offered through Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC). Classes can be taken at the PHCC campus and some are offered at J.W. Mitchell High School. Course offerings on the JWMHS campus are limited in terms of offerings and space. Senior students will be prioritized for classes offered on the JWMHS campus. If a student is scheduled for an off-campus Dual Enrollment class, they must leave campus during the class period in which the class is scheduled during the school day. A student must provide his/her own transportation to PHCC. There application can be found below in the application section of this webpage.

Should You Consider Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment Information

Dual Enrollment Application – This must be completed by all students who are interested in taking Dual Enrollment.

Collegiate High School – Are you a rising junior or senior interested in being a full-time college student now? Are you on-track to graduate with your cohort, have a 3.0 unweighted GPA, and PERT scores that qualify you  for college readiness in Reading, Writing, and Math? If so, CHS might be for you! Read more about CHS by clicking this link: Collegiate High School Information.

Contact your School Counselor no later than Wednesday, February 15th, 2017. Students who meet eligibility requirements will be contacted about next steps for enrollment in the CHS program.

Online Pasco eSchool Classes – Students who signup for an online Pasco eSchool must signup for classes for these classes prior to the school year beginning. Please download the information on how to signup for a Pasco eSchool class from the link below.

eSchool Registration Instructions

Of note, if you take an online class that is off-campus, you must leave campus during the class period in which the class is scheduled during the school day. You cannot go to the library or a teacher’s classroom. You must have transportation to do this. There is a laboratory that is considered on-campus and might be what you choose if you cannot abide by this policy.

State University System (SUS) Admissions Tour – This document reviews the GPAs, SAT/ACT scores, and other information of the Freshman Class that was just admitted. This should be used as a reference for students so that they can think about how they are currently performing in the classroom and what they should reach for in order to be accepted potentially by the university system.

State University System (SUS) Matrix

Applications for Classes and Programs at JWMHS

Below are links to the applications that students will need for the programs that are available at JWMHS. Please attach these applications to your course card and they will be turned in to the appropriate teacher.

Academy for the Medical Arts (AMA) – Mrs. Cortier

AMA Application – Due February 23, 2017 OR attach to the course card.

Advanced Placement Program – Mrs. Cortier

AP Capstone Seminar Application – Current 10th and 11th graders can apply for this program.

Business Technology Academy (BTA) – Mrs. Cortier

BTA APPLICATION – Due February 23, 2017 OR attach to the course card.

Dual Enrollment – See your Guidance Counselor

Dual Enrollment Application – To be completed and attached to the course card with copies of SAT/ACT/PERT scores. Please DOWNLOAD and READ the brochure below regarding the requirements for dual enrollment that are MANDATORY.

Dual Enrollment Brochure

Hoofbeat Newspaper – Mrs. McNulty, Room 517

HB Newspaper Application – Complete both pages and attach the application to the course card.

Stampede Yearbook – Mrs. McNulty, Room 517

Stampede Yearbook Application – Complete both pages and attach the application to the course card.

Mustang News in the Morning – Mr. Taylor, Room 740

Mustang News in the Morning Application – Complete this application and attach it to the course card.

Wrangler Leadership Application – Mrs. Dillon

Wrangler Leadership Application – This application is for you to complete if you are interested in being a Wrangler for  MustangU. Complete this application and attach it to the course card.

Marchman Technical College (MTC) – Students wishing to apply to Marchman Technical Center, please go to Marchman’s website and apply.