Guidance and Registration


    Summer Reading Summer English Reading Assignment

    English I (Regular & Honors)

    from Kim Johnson. Language Arts Instructor  

    High school is hard!  Unless you discipline yourself it will be even harder.  However, there are techniques to helping you become the more disciplined person you need to be to be successful not only in school, but in LIFE.  Throughout the year, you will be challenged to make serious adjustments to your Middle School way of thinking.  Everything you do at Jacobson High School will prepare you to become the happy and productive citizen you need to become successful.  For that journey, the Summer Reading for incoming 9th graders is your first step.

    Slight Edge book cover The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

    By Jeff Olson

    ISBN-10: 1626340463

    ISBN-13: 978-1626340466

    Read the book.  Then find one small thing you want to change in your life (get ideas from the book) and track your effectiveness in a Word Document journal for 30 days.  Journal should include goal for 30 days, reason for selecting goal, daily journal entry of 1-2 sentences on success of the challenge, and ultimate accomplishment summary paragraph.  Journal entry will be uploaded to Focus during the first week of school.  100 points.

    I look forward to challenging you along the way!


    English II (Regular & Honors)

    The summer reading assignments have changed for those freshmen who are taking English 2 (regular & honors).  Our new English teacher is assigning the book, “Outliers – The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. 

    Our students need to read this book this summer.  You have until August 24, 2019 to finish the book by county policy.  We found the book online through Amazon and  If available, you may also reserve it through your local library. 

    ASSIGNMENT:  Read the book, then in an analytical essay identify one person who inspires you and how their habits relate to those Gladwell specified. Finish off your essay by analyzing habits you possess that are helping and keeping you from being successful.

    • ISBN-10: 0316017930
    • ISBN-13: 978-0316017930



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  • New Tech Student Newletter

    This is our newsletter for incoming students which gives supply lists, dress code, attendance processes and information essential to a parent new to high school.  The back "Refrigerator Page" is one which can be posted for quick access to the school calendar and tutoring sites.


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  • 9th Grade Course Request Worksheet

    The following two links are copies of our worksheet which students will use to select courses for the following year.  The interactive PDF allows you to clearly type information and then print your selection to turn into the school.  You may make changes on this worksheet up to the last day of school.  The second worksheet may be printed, completed in PEN and turned into the school.

    9th Grade Course Worksheet  You can type on this form and print your response or print it and write your response in blue or black ink pen. 10 TO 12 Course Request Worksheet

    You may bring it with you to our Freshman Welcome & Course Registration on March 19 or email it to

    Blank copies will be available at the Freshman Welcome.  These course request worksheets are due no later than April 17 to meet the county's deadline for entry.


    Updated:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019


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  • Probation Policy Acknowledgement

    Every district application program is required to write policy on how and why a student could be placed on probation and, if not meeting these minimum requirments, be withdrawn from the program.

    Our families are required to sign an acknowledgement of our probation policy.  This document doesn't place the student on probation, it just acknowledges that we have a policy to support our students before dismissing back to the zoned school.

    ROJTHS Probation Policy Acknowledgement


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  • Curriculum Guide 

    The Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School Curriculum Guide is available online.  We do not print copies.  This guide explains State graduation requirements; typical course progression and description of courses.

    Tech High Curriculum Guide

     Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2019


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  • Registration Documents for Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School at Seminole

    The following portfolio of documents should be completed for parents new or returning to Pinellas County Schools.  

    Although you have a seat at one of our programs at Jacobson, you still need to complete these forms for school registration.  Most allow you to type on them before printing. Copies are available in our office for you to complete. 

    We have included an Affidavit of Residency for those parents who may be living with someone and the dwelling is not in their names.  This document is notarized (both sides) and the supporting residency documents from the person you live with will be used for registration.  If you have questions, please call our office.  727-545-6405, 2007 (6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

    Registration Portfolio for Jacobson


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  • Academic Advisor


    Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School's new guidance counselor is Amy Rubin (  

    We encourage all parents to utilize FOCUS. This online, real-time view into your child's school records.  

    Phone: (727) 545-6405