JSES Academics / English

The Maryland Juvenile Services Education System (JSES) offers credit-bearing English courses aligned to the Maryland College and Career- Ready Standards. JSES English courses include all four required credits.

MSDE English Requirements

Credit Requirements

Students are required to earn four credits of English, in which one credit must be aligned to the Maryland High School Assessment for English.

In order to be considered for acceptance to a school in the University System of Maryland, students must have completed four years of English.

COMAR 13a.03.02.03

Assessment Requirements

Students may meet the English assessment graduation requirement in the following ways:

  • achieve a passing score on the Maryland High School Assessment for English 10, or
  • achieve a combined score on the Maryland High School Assessments, or
  • satisfactorily complete an English Bridge Plan for Academic Validation

Additional Resources


Casey Kirk
Academic Coordinator