Course Catalog


  • Welcome to the 2020/21 school year. This handbook is designed to assist students and parents by providing an overview of District courses as well as information about academic policies. The Hanford Joint Union High School District is composed of eight schools: Hanford High School (HHS), Hanford West High School (HWHS), Sierra Pacific High School (SPHS), Earl F. Johnson Continuation High School (EFJ), Hanford Community Day School (CDS), Hanford Night Continuation (HNC) Hanford Online Charter School (HOC) and Hanford Adult School (HAS). In addition to the core college-prep curriculum and a variety of electives, HHS, HWHS, and SPHS offer a variety of extracurricular programs including athletics, band, choral, theater, yearbook, newspapers, and clubs. EFJ serves students in grades 11-12.

    Students work with staff to create individualized instructional plans based on needs, goals and abilities. The Hanford Night Continuation School is also run at EFJ. HAS serves students 18 and older, providing the opportunity to earn a diploma and receive vocational training. A regular high school schedule includes seven classes (35 credits) per semester. Freshmen enroll in English,Math, and Science courses based on a placement rubric. All freshmen are also required to take Physical Education. Other course choices should be based on goals and interests. Counselors can help you decide which courses are right for you. A registration packet is mailed to families in the summer. Please read and complete all the necessary forms so that your registration will proceed smoothly. We want you to enjoy a successful and happy high school career!

    Click on the documents below to read the course catalog. If you have any questions, contact the Educational Services office at 559-583-5901 ext. 3118.

Looking for the 2019/2020 version?

  • We update our course catalogs every winter but if you would like to review the 2019/2020 course catalogs you can find them below. For questions, feel free to contact the Educational Services office at 559-583-5901 ext. 3118.

    19-20 English Course Catalog 19-20 Spanish Course Catalog

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