I am asked all the time what sets Jefferson Christian Academy apart from other schools. In my opinion there are many things that set a small Christian school, like JCA, apart. The major difference is the Christian environment. The teachers and staff at JCA are committed and loving Christians who believe in the mission of the school. “With God’s guidance, Jefferson Christian Academy will cultivate and maintain an environment where the student is nurtured and challenged to realize his/her potential in spiritual maturity, academic attainment, athletic achievement and social and emotional development.” In accordance with our mission we have daily Bible classes for K4-12th grade, daily chapel services for 6th-12th grade, and twice a week chapel services for K4-5th grade. The teachers at JCA have the freedom, and are encouraged, to teach the curriculum from a Biblical perspective; we feel strongly God must be included in education. At JCA we hope to form a partnership between the home and school, where we help to reinforce Christian values at school that are being taught in the home.
In a time where many public schools are decreasing staff and increasing class sizes, we have worked hard at JCA to keep our class size as low as possible. Our average elementary class size for the 2010-2011 school is 14.6, and 18.2 in the middle and high school. This smaller class size allows for more one-on-one attention, less discipline problems, and a safer environment.
We have been truly blessed with a great group of students at JCA. We work hard to have a safe welcoming environment that allows learning to take place with minimal distractions. In 2001 our Board of Directors passed a mandatory drug test for all 7th – 12th graders. In the past two school years we have not had any student test positive for drugs. I believe that says a lot about the type of students and families we have at JCA.
One of the great benefits of a small school is the opportunity to get involved. Over 75% of our middle and high school students are involved in some type of extracurricular activity at JCA. Middle school and high school students have the opportunity to be involved in one of our many athletic programs, drama club, band, or the Ambassador program (a school service organization.) There are many extracurricular activities provided for the elementary students including soccer, basketball, chorus, and the Science Olympiad.
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