Morning Joe

A student-led seminar held each Friday morning that encourages students to participate in robust discussions focused on local and global news while teaching them to think critically about how information is presented in various media outlets.

August in Israel

Students will spend the first 3.5 weeks of school every year in Israel immersed in Judaic and Israel studies which will serve as a catalyst for student bonding with each other and with the State of Israel, while also allowing  for a greater focus on the school’s College Preparatory curriculum throughout the remainder of the […]

True North

Students will participate in a one semester course during the advisory period that will encourage students to think critically about their values, goals and future endeavors. Areas of study will include high school success planning, self discovery, financial and community literacy, personal branding, and career exploration.

Option 9

An optional 9th period at the end of the school day dedicated to additional learning choices that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue study in an area of interest.

Nesher Project

An hour of time each week devoted to project and inquiry based activities designed to encourage students to problem solve and think critically. During this period students will question, research, and develop a personal area of interest that encourages imagination, innovation and independence.

Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins

JLA has established a relationship with John Hopkins University in order to offer our students advanced college level courses while in high school. Admission to the program is highly selective, and grades earned will be factored into the overall GPA.

Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy is renowned for offering courses that allow students to move beyond JLA’s already extensive offerings and take deep dives into areas such as Abnormal Psychology, Entrepreneurship in a Global Context, International Relations, and Problem Solving with Engineering and Design. GOA courses earn graduation credits and are included on transcripts.

JLA Leadership Training

Weekly seminars, a speaker series, and experiential activities designed to teach students the skills necessary for effective ethical and transformational leadership.

Service Entrepreneurship

A program embedded in the curriculum and focused on service learning designed to introduce students to areas of need in the community. Students will choose a service project each semester based on their personal interest.


• Banned Books::• Literature of Fear::• Advanced Literature 12::• Poetry::• Global Literature in Translation::• Competitive Debate::• Broadcast Journalism

Social Science

• American Government/Economics::• Ancestry: My People::• Psychology


• Pre-Calculus::• Calculus::• Calculus (AoPS)::• Competition Prep (AoPS)::• Statistics


• Health Science & Medicine::• Scientific Research::• Geology: Rock & Roll::• Astronomy: Infinite Universe::• Microbiology::• Botany & Horticulture: Plant Science

Judaic Core

• Jewish Bioethics::• The First Convert: The Story of Ruth::• The Denominational Divide::• Asheknaz & Sephard: Jewish History II::• Mystics & Mavericks: Jewish History III


• Machine Learning::• Game Theory::• Cryptology: Coded Messages::• Number Theory::• Genetics & Ancestry


• 2 Dimensional Art::• 3 Dimensional Art::• Drama 2::• Digital Photography::• Jazz Band

Judaic Elective

• The Jews of Latin America::• HaRav, The Rebbe, & TheRav::• A Jewish View of Intimacy &Relationships

Hebrew/World Language

• Conversational Hebrew 4::• Espanol 1::• Espanol 2::• Espanol 3::• Espanol 4

Option 9A

• Robotics Competition(VEX)::• Meteorology & WeatherScience::• Tanach in Depth 4::• Scientific Research::• Espanol 3

Option 9B

• Talking Heads: Creating::Podcasts & Teaching Tools::• Talmud 3::• Electronic Sports::• Espanol 4