At Jeffersontown High School, students are immersed in the full Academy of Louisville experience! While students are engaged in rigorous, individualized instruction in their traditional classes (English, math, science, and social studies), they are also given the opportunity to develop real-world skills directly related to a career pathway of their choice. With award-winning arts and music programs, a variety of dual-credit and Advanced Placement (AP) offerings, a wide variety of sports and clubs, and unique work-based learning opportunities, there is truly something for everyone at Jeffersontown High School. Students will spend a year adapting to high school and exploring career options in the Freshman Academy. From there, students will become a member of a small learning community by entering the Build and Design Academy or the Business and Health Science Academy. Within their Academy, students will partake in challenging coursework while also learning about a career path directly related to their Academy: Engineering, Welding, CAD, Machinist Operator, or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) for Build and Design students or Patient Care Tech, Pre-Nursing, Allied Health, Business, or Marketing for Business and Health Science students. After completing four years at Jeffersontown High School, students will leave with a sense of purpose, but more importantly, they will have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to be a productive member of society—whether they will be joining the workforce or furthering their education.
- Small teams of students and teachers offer a personalized learning experience. This also includes a dedicated Academy principal and Academy counselor.
- There are advisory opportunities that introduce students to life skills to prepare them for entry into the workforce or postsecondary education as well as enrichment opportunities so that students can explore a vast variety of individual interests.
- Dual-credit classes are offered in partnership with a variety of universities, and there are rigorous course offerings in the Advance Program and the AP Program.
- The Academy Experience—Students will choose their Academy based on career interests after their time in the Freshman Academy. Within their Academy, they will job-shadow, explore career options, work with business partners, participate in work-based learning, and experience project-based learning to make connections between the classroom and the real world.