At Jefferson, we take pride in our amazing electives department. While many schools in our state have cut electives programs, we at Jefferson consider them to be a vital part of the growth of our tweens and teens into young adults. Electives not only support the Common Core standards in their use of Literacy and Writing, they tap into student choice and engagement which is what so many of our students need. Providing a rich choice of electives at the middle school level keeps kids in school, tightens our community of learners, and helps transfer the skills taught at JMS to the world beyond our walls. From award-winning teams to academically rigorous enrichment, the elective program creates a heartbeat in our school, and we continue to be proud of our offerings, year in and year out.