Curriculum

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San Jose’s curriculum and program are designed to ease students from a traditional school environment into a learning environment that includes digital instruction, one-on-one learning and mentoring. All San Jose courses are aligned to State Standards include instructional modules, practice and application activities, embedded assessment, and formal assessment. Our students enjoy lessons and activities that provide interactive learning, rich media, opportunities for collaborative learning, and non-graded self assessments. San Jose’s extensive use of online curriculum is based on today’s students’ preference for using computers for work and fun – and research indicates technology is an integral part of learning.

While digital curriculum provides the basis of learning for core courses, a blended model is used overall. Students receive direct instruction, work individually and in small groups with certified teachers to discuss course content, remediate and relearn difficult concepts, and review/revise written work. This blended model allows students to work on individualized pathways through required courses and not miss any instructional time while participating in the Professional Internship Program.

The rigor of the academic portion of a San Jose education prepares students to pass the Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science portions of the state assessments on the first attempt.

AP Capstone Diploma Progam

San Jose Preparatory High School is the only charter school in Jacksonville to offer the AP Capstone Diploma program sponsored by the College Board.

Individualized Learning

Do outdated teaching tools and methods sometimes leave you bored and disinterested? San Jose uses the Apex Learning Academic Curriculum. These dynamic online tools were first created in 1997 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Now they’re being used by over a million students in 4,000 school districts. With Apex Learning, students are encouraged to explore further and think critically. It’s a rich, in-depth learning experience that uses video, animation, audio and interactivity to raise student achievement. Plus integrated assessments (tests) are built in so students can always gauge their progress and move ahead at their own pace.

The new book, "Disrupting Class" discusses key elements of the San Jose education model and indicates that this will be how education is done in the future. The book describes individualized learning and specifically discusses the digital curriculum that we use at San Jose.

Daily Schedule

At San Jose we operate on the 4x4 Block scheduling model. We feel that this model best facilitates the preparation for the college enviornment where they have classes on a rotating basis. This also gives the teachers and students a chance to only focus on 4 classes each given day. The other positive aspect of this scheduling model allows the students to take and pass 8 credits towards graduation each year. This allows our students to fulfill their graduation requirements early and partake in other venues such as Dual Enrollment and Early College programming.