Open to: Grades 6-12
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 3 months
Recommended School Credit: One-half academic year
Course Code: JSC
This course is appropriate for advanced middle school and high school students. Students are expected to be familiar with standard computer operations (e.g., login, cut & paste, email attachments, etc.). Students are strongly encouraged to take a free online placement test before enrolling in this course.
A textbook purchase is required for this course:
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Please note that video lessons from this course may not be accessible using tablet devices.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.
Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
"This is my son's 2nd course with this instructor and JHU, and our expectation was exceeded again with the instructor’s quick, timely responses, depth of knowledge and her dedication to help my son understand the material."
"My son’s instructor has a great ability to interact with kids. He was able to teach a technical subject to my son amazingly well. He kindled interest in the subject. He is very dedicated and provided good feedback."
"The instructor helped my son learn how to independently complete the course successfully. She gave helpful and timely feedback and guidance to me and my son. By the end of the course, my son was corresponding with the instructor and managing the course all on his own-- what a great skill to learn above and beyond material she helped him through, which he loved. He can't wait to take the next course."