JLA Leadership Training
Weekly seminars, a speaker series, and experiential activities designed to teach students the skills necessary for effective ethical and transformational leadership.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 middle 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. Through Global Online Academy students can immerse themselves in areas of personal interest, such as The Learning Brain, Digital Ethics, and Changing the Course of Climate Change. GOA courses earn credit and are included on transcripts.
• Self Discovery & Shakespeare
Power to the People: Civics Supply, Demand, and Amazon: Economics
Pre Algebra Algebra I Intro to Geometry: Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)
Life Science Biology Botany Basics Chemistry Lab Rats Adventures in Health, Science and Medicine JLA CSI Forensic Science
Sibling Relationships: Bereshit Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Shabbat Talmud Berachot: The Source of Blessings
Hoops Bailar Cobra Kai Futbol Match Play Spike it Ripped and Running Lotus Studio
IOs App Design MIT-Google Video Game Design / eSports Programming JAVA Nuts and Bolts Robotics
Foundations in Drawing and Painting 6 Foundations in Drawing and Painting 7 and 8 Foundations in Ceramics and Sculpture 6 Foundations in Ceramics and Sculpture 7 and 8 Creative Movement Groove Workshop 1, 2, 3
Heroines: From Sarah to Golda Anarchy & Authority: the Jewish Judges (Sefer Shoftim) Let’s Eat! The Keys to Keeping Kosher
Spoken Hebrew 2 Spoken Hebrew 3
Bat Mitzvah: An Introduction to Jewish Adulthood Bar Mitzvah: An Introduction to Jewish Adulthood Parsha in Depth