• Jefferson County High School Mission Statement

    We will prepare all students to be college and career ready by providing a challenging curriculum (rigor) that connects students’ lives and their futures (relevance) in a self, supportive, and nurturing environment (relationships).


    Jefferson County High School Vision Statement 

    In collaboration with all stakeholders, Jefferson County and prepare students for success in an ever-changing world.


    Jefferson County High School Motto 

    JCHS is a fountain of knowledge, don’t leave thirsty.


    Jefferson County High School Belief Statements 

    At Jefferson County High School, we believe in the three R’s – Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance, supported by research-based instructional practice.

    Relationships – We believe that meaningful teacher-student relationships and community and parent involvement form the necessary foundation for school and student success.

    • Advisory Program
    • 8th Grade Orientation – Seamless transition from 6th grade to post-secondary
    • At-Risk Focus Groups
    • Graduation Coaches
    • CTAE Advisory Council / Partner with Business and Industry

    Rigor and Relevance – We believe that curriculum should reflect our high expectations for all students and ensure that all are post-secondary ready.

    • Reading in Content Areas – Use of Lexiles to meet individual needs
    • Writing Across Content
    • Elimination of Low-Level Courses
    • Inclusion
    • Open-Door AP Policy
    • Increased Unit for Graduation
    • Standards-Based Classrooms
    • Revised Grading Policy
    • Common Course Syllabi
    • Differentiation Through Technology Use
    • Virtual High School
    • Alternate Assessments – Products and Performances
    • Working on the Work
    • Literary Magazine – Literary Participation
    • Industry Certification
    • Work-Based Learning
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Articulated Credit with Post-Secondary

    Researched-Based Best Instructional Practice – As professional educators, we are committed to using the instructional practices that clearly support student learning.

    • Common Curriculum – Common Assessments
    • Learning-Focused Based Lessons
    • Extra Help Opportunities – Including After School Tutorial
    • System of Formative Assessments
    • Thinking Maps – Graphic Organizers
    • Career Awareness Opportunities (Career Day, Military Recruiters)
    • CTAE Work Ethic Orientation