The High School of Jewish Studies is expanding its offerings to provide students who are interested in more challenging learning options with the opportunity to earn college credit by taking online classes offered through Gratz College in Philadelphia.
During the fall semester, two courses are being offered – “Israel: Current Events and Controversies” and “Why the Jews: History of Anti-Semitism.” Upon the successful completion of either course, the student will earn three college credits.
A year-long course in Hebrew language, offered at four different levels, is also an option. Students who successfully complete the course will also earn three college credits.
Additional courses will be offered in the spring, according to Lisa Goldberg, HSJS administrator. Goldberg will become principal when Sam Gordon retires in December.
For additional information or to register high school students for classes, go to http://www.gratz.edu/jolt.
Michael Schatz , the director of JOLT: Jewish Online Learning for Teens, is coordinating the program for Gratz College.