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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

Each Friday students will dedicate time towards growing their experience, skills and commitment to making an impact in their world. Through a blend of training, mentorship, and real-world involvement with meaningful causes, JLA students will be immersed in an environment that will encourage their ambitions to shape their world through the eventual creation of their […]

English 2

Shakespeare and the Art of Rhetoric / Existentialism in Literature Cosmopolitanism in Literature / Dystopian Literature Screenplay Writing Novel Writing Print Journalism: Newspaper Broadcast Journalism Debate Yearbook


The Classics: Power and Revenge / Literature of Oppression and Hope What is Love? / Literature in Question People on the Periphery / World Literature: Asia World Literature: Europe / Literature of Conflict and War Coming of Age 2 / World Literature: Latin America


Civics/Economics American Government Human Geography Sociology Psychology History Of The Americas Modern Jewish History History Of The Middle East International Business Microeconomics


Precalculus Calculus Calculus: Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Statistics AoPS Competition Prep


Biomedicine Environmental Science Astronomy Geology  Genetics and Ancestry Microbiology Music and Math: Sound and Wave Physics

Science 2

Biology Chemistry Forensic Chemistry Zoology Marine Science Plant Science Anatomy and Physiology

Judaic Core

The Last Lecture of Devarim Post Holocaust Theology Jewish Bioethics


Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality Principles of Engineering


Digital Art and Design 2D Art 3D Art Digital Photography Music Production and Sound Design Digital Music Vocal Workshop Groove Workshop 4 Video Production Drama Jazz/Rock Band Modern Movement

Judaic Elective

Intimacy and Marriage The Denominational Divide Post Holocaust Theology Great Jewish Correspondence & Essays Beit Midrash Think Tank Learn and Teach Talmud

Option 9A

What Comes Next? Mashiach & The World to Come The Sephardi Experience: Taste, Sounds, & Sights The Halachic Traveler The Israeli Arab Conflict