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Jesuit Magazine Summer 2019
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Students gain momentum with well-rounded learning approach

With its many classes, electives, and clubs, Jesuit is exposing students to a balanced education for mind, body and soul. Jesuit’s S.T.E.A.M. opportunities help students deepen their understanding of traditional subjects and explore emerging 21st-century technologies, all with the goal of forming competent, conscientious young men who can one day serve as leaders in their chosen fields and in their communities. Freshmen in the Class of 2023 will be the first Marauders eligible to take the new Introduction to Computer Science elective course, adding to the rich tradition and excellence of Jesuit’s S.T.E.A.M. offerings.

Science

Biology to Science Olympiad
  • Four full years of laboratory science (UC-approved) available for all students at all ability levels
  • AP courses offered: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2
  • Four science labs on campus
  • Competitive club: Science Olympiad
  • Interest clubs: Rocketry, Theoretical Astrophysics

Learn more about the Science Department

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Technology

Computer Science to Cybersecurity
  • Elective computer science program with three currently available courses, including the new Introduction to Computer Science course
  • Visual and Performing Arts digital media courses: Digital Photography, Digital Filmmaking, Advanced Digital Media, Desktop Publishing
  • AP courses offered: AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A
  • Digital Media Center and computer lab with two 3D printers
  • Competitive club: Cybersecurity
  • Interest clubs: 3D Printing and CAD, Broadcast Club, Black Box Tech, Digital Media Team, Software Development Club

Learn more about Cybersecurity

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Engineering

Physics projects to Robotics

  • Physics courses include hands-on engineering projects
  • Full lab for Robotics
  • Competitive club: Robotics
  • Interest clubs: Engineering, Autonomous Race Cars

Learn more about Robotics

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Arts

Drama to Jazz Ensembles
  • Four full years of visual and performing arts (UC-approved) available for students at all levels
  • State of the art black-box theater and music recital hall
  • AP courses offered: AP Music Theory, AP Studio Art
  • Honors courses in Studio Art, Band, Orchestra and Chamber Choir
  • Interest clubs: Music Exploration, Hip-Hop, Acapella
  • Competitive ensembles: Jazz Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Chamber Choir

Learn more about Arts

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Mathematics

Calculus to Mathletes
  • Four full years of mathematics (UC-approved) available for students at all levels, with most students finishing at least Pre-Calculus
  • AP courses offered: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC
  • Competitive club: Mathletes

Learn more about Mathematics

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