Jamestown Public Schools offer a variety of services for students who are found eligible. Eligibility is based upon a team process including individualized testing and teacher, specialist, and parent input. Appropriate services are then determined.

The following services/programs are available through Jamestown High School:
Emotionally Disturbed:  Grades 9-12
Learning Disabilities: Grades 9-12
Speech/Language Pathology: Grades 9-12
Hearing Impaired: Grades 9-12
Basic Education: Grades 9-12
Transition Learning Services: Grades 12+
Vocational Special Needs/Career & Tech Resource Ed: Grades 9-12

JHS Learning Center Staff

THE LEARNING CENTER (LC) - Elective 9-12 - 1 credit

The learning resource center serves identified students with different learning needs who are on an IEP, 504 plan, or special referral. Students receive an elective credit with an S/U grading scale. It utilizes the student’s curriculum to teach different learning strategies. The objectives of the learning resource center are to support students’ class work, improve study skills, encourage social growth, remediate areas of academic weakness, develop areas of academic strengths, correlate regular curriculum goals with IEP goals, facilitate communication with teachers and parents, and encourage students to reach their highest potential in and out of school as they transition to post-secondary life.

BASIC ENGLISH - Required 9 - 12 - 1 credit

This is a year-long course that uses world literature as a foundation for the study of language arts. The student’s communication skills are improved through units of study that stress reading, writing, and speaking. Students receive instruction in writing, grammar, speech vocabulary and other related areas. Other units of study are: book reports, research paper, and poetry. The computer lab is utilized extensively for many of the fun, yet challenging projects in this course.

BASIC MATH 9 - Required 9 - 1 credit

This course is designed to help the student develop the math skills needed to succeed in today’s world. Topics covered are: math reasoning, math computation, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements and other basics of mathematics.

BASIC PRE-ALGEBRA 10 - Required 10 - 1 credit

This course is recommended for those students struggling with math. Topics covered will be properties of real numbers, solving, graphing, equations, decimals, factors and multiples, fractions, coordinate planes, integers, proportions, variable expressions, variable equations and connections to geometry.

BASIC CONSUMER MATH 11 - Required 11 - 1 credit

This course is designed to prepare students for real-life situations. Topics include: personal finance, checking and savings accounts, insurance, credit cards, budgeting, wages and other skills required to function as an independent adult.

BASIC PHYSICAL SCIENCE 9 - Required 9 - 1 credit

Physical Science is the study of basic Chemistry and Physics. The course of study begins with the study of atomic structure, periodic table, chemical reactions, solutions, acids, bases and salts; followed by the study of forces, motion, energy, waves, optics of lenses and mirrors, sound and electricity. The course introduces the use of proper lab techniques and safety. The course will include about 15 different lab experiments. Emphasis is placed on building a strong background in science vocabulary and lab procedures.

BASIC BIOLOGY 10 - Required 10 - 1 credit

Biology is the study of Life. The course begins with a study of cell tissues, organisms, and the origin of life, populations and ecosystems. Lab assignments vary from completing projects such as: leaf, grass collection, simulated zoo habitat, virtual pig and frog dissection.

BASIC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE - Required 11 - 1 credit

Environmental Science is a study of natural systems, environmental issues, risks associated with these problems and alternative solutions. Students will study science as a process, energy in ecosystems, earth systems, human impacts and earth’s resources.

BASIC CIVICS 9 - Required 9 - 1/2 credit

This course provides the basic understanding of the system of government of the United States. It provides an overview of how federal, state, and local governments work, the political process, the American economy and what it means to be an active citizen of the United States.

BASIC NORTH DAKOTA STUDIES 9 - Required 9 - 1/2 credit

This course studies the culture, geography, politics and economics of North Dakota. Oral tradition, letters, documents, art, music, literature are among the many topics stressed in this class.

BASIC WORLD HISTORY 10 - Required 10 - 1 credit

The study of world history shows the connections of the rise and fall of many nations. It stresses the ideas of the great thinkers, the incredible richness of many cultures, timelines of important events and the areas in which these important people lived.

BASIC UNITED STATES HISTORY 11 - Required 11 - 1 credit

This course will give the student a better understating of the history of the United States. They will learn how the country began, how people contributed to its growth and development, and how the United States became a powerful leader. Time period covered is the Civil War to the present.

BASIC ECONOMICS 12 - Required 12 - 1/2 credit

The science of economics deals with making choices about using resources and spending money. This course’s major focus is the study of how the goods and services a society wants are produced, how they are distributed among people and helping people make better decisions when consuming.

BASIC GOVERNMENT 12 - Required 12 - 1/2 credit

This course focuses on the study of how power, politics and government work in America. Special emphasis will be given to the need for citizen involvement, current events as they relate to government and democracy.


The Transition Program provides a post-secondary educational choice for students with disabilities who choose to continue working on transition skills through their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Program participation takes into account individual student needs, preferences, and interests. Students need to have completed all requirements for graduation before coming to the Transition House.