HS Parent Information


A GRAMMY Foundation Signature School
2002, 2003, 2004

100 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Newsweek's Best High Schools in America Recognition
2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013

External LinkWashington Post's America's Most Challenging High Schools
2011, 2012, 2013

Prearranged Absences "Blue Slips"   

We discourage extended absences for reasons other than illness; however, we understand that circumstances may dictate the need for a student to be absent from school.

In the case of a prearranged absence, an APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO BE ABSENT form must be requested. This form must be signed by all of your child's teachers, signed by the parent(s), and returned to the office at least three school days prior to the scheduled absence.  This applies to absences of five or more school days. Assignments are to be completed prior to the absence unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher.

JHS is a closed campus 

Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors are not permitted to leave school during the day without administrative or attendance office approval. Students who leave the school campus without authorization will face disciplinary action. Seniors only may leave campus during their lunch hour.