Middle/High School Academics
JCHS is characterized by rigorous curriculum, high expectations, and teachers who are dedicated to the individual success of each student. We choose to remain focused on the foundational tenants of education. We have found that our focus continuously produces students who are well prepared for the academic demands of college. Year after year more than 90% of graduating senior pursue college degrees. Feedback from JCS alumni confirms that we commonly graduate students who are “wordsmiths”, meaning they are known for superb written and verbal communication skills which often place them ahead of their peers.· High School Class Schedule
JCS University ~ College Courses on the JCS Campus
JCS high school students have significant opportunities to earn college credits while in the classroom. Many of our faculty members are adjunct professors with Spring Arbor University, Baker College and Kendal College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. As adjunct professors they teach college courses to qualified juniors and seniors during the normal school day. JCS graduates often have earned enough college credit to equal a college semester or more. Learn more about JCS University Courses.
JCS has a required reading list for high school students. We require the equivalent of two books for each year a student is at JCS.
· Complete details and book listing
· Guidelines for book reports
Middle School (6th, 7th, 8th)
The transition years of Middle School provide a great opportunity to equip students with the academic knowledge and life skills needed for high school success. Faculty who are especially gifted with middle school age students help them achieve their academic best. Our curriculum includes time management skill development, allowing students to progressively develop the organizational and accountability skills necessary as their work load and expectations increase.
Students perform better academically when they are empowered to relate well and with respect towards one another. Middle School years are often characterized by adults as the most difficult years of school. We purposefully address relationship challenges by equipping students with biblical tools to cultivate healthy peer relationships. Class Charters, special courses, and retreats all focus on developing God-honoring relationships which improves our student’s ability to succeed academically.· Middle School Class Schedule
Jackson Christian School standard for the formatting of research papers is the MLA Guide. The MLA format applies to all courses with the exception of papers written for Anatomy and Physiology and AP Environmental Science.
The APA Guide is the accepted format for use in the upper level science courses of Anatomy and Physiology and AP Environmental Science.
All students are responsible to understand the definition of Plagiarism as defined in the document "What is Plagiarism." Plagiarism is a serious matter. Students are expected to respect the work of others, to give credit where it is due and are held accountable regarding these standards.