High School Principal Message

 

Welcome to St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju high school. The high school department serves students in grades 9 to 12 and parallels our home school St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, which has a rich 178-year history of academic excellence, character building, and inquiry education.

At St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju, we focus not only on helping students to succeed in high school, but also to develop the necessary habits and skills to be successful at exclusive universities around the world. Academically,  we offer a wide variety of core classes - English, History, Math, Science - as well as a large number of elective courses in Art, Global Language, Filmmaking, Engineering, and Computer Science.

Student passion, and the freedom to follow that passion through student autonomy, are at the center of each student's experience at SJA Jeju high school. As such, students build their schedules around individual interests and can choose to take a wide variety of classes in diverse subjects. This allows students to study a vast array of topics and to develop unique skills and abilities in an array of subjects. Students can also choose to focus deeply on a single content by taking college preparatory Advanced Placement courses which are offered in all subjects.

Academic success is important; however, students also need to develop 21st Century skills such as  self advocacy, collaboration, problem solving, risk taking, and creativity  in order to be successful in a post secondary environment. As such, students learn these skills explicitly in each of our courses. These skills are also nurtured through our daily advisory program - a time when students meet in small groups with an advisor to build community and hone skills that are expected of all university students. Finally, academic study and 21st century skills come together in an exciting cumulative Senior Capstone project. With the Capstone project, students not only demonstrate the depth and scope of their academic learning but also tackle new challenges to demonstrate their ability to learn and acquire new knowledge and skills.

Our highly qualified faculty come from all over the world and provide our students with a multicultural global perspective. Additionally, our small class sizes and personalized advisory periods allow our teachers to provide more one on one support while creating a strong community for our students as they progress through high school.

As the High School principal, I am privileged and honored to be a part of the St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju community. During the upcoming school year, we will continue to provide the best quality education for every student and look forward to helping each student to reach their highest potential.

Please feel free to explore our website and learn more about our school.

Warm Regards,

Mr. Justin Boyd

High School Principal