Online Classes for Grades 9-12

Is Online Education Right for Me?
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Jordan School District students have the opportunity to utilize online education as part of their schooling experience. Students may enroll in online courses for original credit or recovery credit (recovery credit costs $45 per .25 credit).

After meeting with a school counselor, high school students may register for up to three online classes per semester. Courses are free to the student except for certain instances (like the driving portion of Drivers Education, summer online classes or recovery credit).

Classes are available through the student’s school or other outside providers.

Final testing will be near the end of the term and will be online. Final tests will be taken at a proctored location within the boundaries of the Jordan School District. Final testing through outside providers will need to be arraigned through those providers.

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Courses Offered

Language Arts 9
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 10
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core. The course will focus on the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in all its forms.

Language Arts 11
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core with an emphasis on American literary texts.

Language Arts 12
This course is designed to emphasize reading comprehension, writing, and methods of inquiry as found in the core with an emphasis on British literary texts.

Secondary Math 1
Students in Secondary Mathematics 1 will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend.

Secondary Math 2
Students in Secondary Mathematics 2 will focus on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadratic algebraic representations.

Secondary Math 3
Students in Secondary Mathematics 3 will pull together and apply the accumulation of learning they have from previous courses. They will apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data, expand their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions, expand their study of trigonometry to include general triangles, and use functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems.

Earth Systems
Earth Systems integrated science core focuses on earth, physical, space, and life science contents.

The three major concepts included in the Physics Core are: (1) motion of objects, (2) forces acting on objects, and (3) energy.

The Biology Core Curriculum is based on a set of life science learning standards that all students are expected to know and be able to demonstrate understanding of upon completion of this course. The course is designed to emphasize problem solving and scientific reasoning.

This course is organized around major concepts of matter, structure, energy, and change.

Geography for Life
This 9th grade course introduces students to cultural and physical geography.

World Civilizations
The study of world civilizations emphasizes the increasing interrelationships over time of the world’s peoples.

U.S. History 2
Understanding United States history is essential for the continuation of our democratic society. This course will help students make connections between their world and the rich heritage of United States history.

U.S. Government and Citizenship
The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life.

AP Art History and Criticism
This is a year-long course that teaches the history and appreciation of great art works from the Western Art traditions. It starts with prehistoric works and ends with post-modern works. University credit can be earned with a successful performance on the AP exam.

Art Foundations 2
This course builds on Art Foundations 1 providing a more in-depth experience with fewer art forms with an emphasis in art criticism, art history and esthetics.

General Financial Literacy
This course will prepare students for the choices and challenges of today’s financial markets.

Computer Technology
This is an introduction to computer application software that encompasses document processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. An understanding of ethics and use of operating systems, information resources, and electronic mail is  included.

PST, 9th Grade Physical Education
This course is designed to develop skills and techniques in a variety of team and individual sports as well as improvement in personal fitness.

Health 2
This course emphasizes the physical, social and mental dimensions of people. This course offers students an opportunity to evaluate health practices, products, and services.

Fitness for Life
This course is designed for continued improvement of physical fitness. The course content includes an understanding of the components of fitness, i.e., heart-lung fitness, strength, flexibility, muscle endurance, weight control/nutrition, and stress management.

Drivers Education
This course includes classroom instruction in Drivers Education.  On road and range driving experiences must be scheduled at your home high school.  Driving fees will apply at your school

Proctored Final Test Information
Utah Students Connect proctored final exams will be given at the Jordan Applied Technology Center (or JATC) in room 240 of building #2, located on the Salt Lake Community College Campus on the southeast corner of 9000 south and Bangerter Highway (see campus map). Contact Melissa Bowdren using the contact info at the bottom of this page to setup an appointment to take your test. Test starting times are normally from 3 pm to 6 pm. Please park in the yellow or blue parking stalls in lot J4. Please DO NOT PARK IN THE PARKING METER STALLS located on the front row. Handicap parking is available near the SLCC Student Pavilion (see campus map). Temporary parking permits are available in Room 240 of the Jordan Applied Technology Center, Building #2.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q.  I want to take online classes because I’ve heard they are easier than regular classes.
    A.  Actually, online classes tend to be more difficult to complete than live classes.  There is more responsibility on the student to perform as the teacher is not in regular proximity to provide live encouragement.
  • Q.  I took Driver Education and they charged me a fee at school.  Why, I thought the classes were free?
    A.  Some classes have a fee involved just like at your school.  Courses that have a fee are listed on the class website.
  • Q.  I have to take a course quickly so I can graduate with my class.  Can I do that?
    A.  Yes. You may take the class for original or recovery credit, however; you must follow the regular terms and complete your course in time for your grade to be posted prior to your schools graduation cutoff.
  • Q.  How will I get my textbooks for the course?
    A.  Most of our courses are designed to be textbook free.  If your course requires a textbook, please contact Allen Arko using the contact info below.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact your assigned school counselor or District online staff.

 Name Title Phone E-mail
Allen Arko Online Specialist 801-567-8134 allen.arko[at]
Melissa Bowdren Online Assistant 801-567-8366 melissa.bowdren[at]