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John Adams High School is a proposed Douglas County 9th through 12th grade charter school planning to open the fall 2015, which may be pushed back to the fall of 2016. The school is being designed as a high school that will continue the excellent education received from area charter elementary and middle schools. The goal is to develop a school that will accommodate a large high school student body at full capacity and provide the full range of high school extracurricular activities.

Please note that John Adams High School is still in its formative stages.  Our programs and goals are being refined.  As such, content on this web site will change. 

  • John Adams High School will hold the next parent informational meeting in October or November.

  • The charter application was submitted on Friday, September 25th.  The Douglas County school District has 70 days to announce their decision.

  • NEW:  Weekly Update!  Each week, JAHS will highlight information about our school in an effort to answer questions and provide relevant information for our parent community.

  • Week of October 27th:  Program Advanced Placement (A.P.) is defined as a series of courses, created by the College Board, that offer college level curriculum and testing at the high school level. Typically, colleges and universities in the United States and Canada grant course credit to students who obtain high scores on the advanced placement examinations. Research has shown that preparation for A.P. course work leads to increased college readiness, and success on the A.P. exams with a score of 3 or higher indicates a stronger probability that students will graduate from college as compared to those who do not take A.P. exams.

  • John Adams High School will focus on college preparation by offering advanced placement coursework with the goal that each student will complete at least 3 A.P. courses prior to graduation. The selection of those courses will be individualized for each student to help them prepare for the college of their choosing. Proposed A.P. course offerings at the junior and primarily senior levels will be offered in all major content areas of study, including the following: 

  • Math

    statistics, calculus


    earth science, biology, chemistry, physics


    language & composition, literature & composition

    Social studies

    U.S. history, world history, U.S. government, psychology, economics, human geography

    Foreign language

    Spanish, Mandarin


    studio art & drawing, studio art & 2D design


    music theory

    Keep checking for updates about upcoming Volunteer committee meetings!

"You will ever remember that all the end of study is to make you a good man and a useful citizen.” - John Adams



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