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Below is the information regarding our curriculum.

Elementary
JCCS predominantly uses the A-BEKA curriculum throughout the course of study in grades Pre-K through Grade 6.  A-BEKA is a Christian curriculum which offers a sequential, structured traditional approach to give students the tools they need to succeed in the areas of math, reading, science, social studies, language, spelling, penmanship and health. Remedial and enrichment classes through Alpha Omega Publications including Advanced Placement classes are available for all students (K-12).

Junior High/High School
The junior high and high school courses of study use a combination of Christian and secular textbooks, however, all have been carefully evaluated and selected to be in accordance with the objectives and philosophy of the school.

Junior High Courses

7th Grade 8th Grade
Bible 7
Math 7
English 7
Health 7
Keyboarding 7
Study Skills/Ohio History
Music 7
Science 7
Art
Girls/Boys Physical Education
Bible 8
Math 8
English 8
Science 8
History 8
Keyboarding 8
Study Skills/Civics
Logic
Art
Girls/Boys Physical Education

High School Courses

9th Grade 10th Grade
CP Bible 9
CP Girls/Boys Health
CP Algebra I
CP World Geography
CP Phyiscal Science
CP English
CP French I
Girls/Boys Physical Education
Discipleship Team
CP Bible 10
CP Biology
CP World History
CP Geometry
CP English
CP French II
Girls/Boys Physical Education
Discipleship Team
Performing Arts
Photography
Art
Computer
Yearbook
11th Grade 12th Grade
CP Bible 11
CP Chemistry
CP Algebra II/Trigonometry
CP American History
CP American Literature
CP French III
CP Spanish I
Art
Advanced Art
Computer
Photography
Weightlifting
Discipleship Team
Performing Arts
Yearbook
Post-Secondary Online College Courses
Girls/Boys Physical Education
CP Bible 12
CP British Literature
CP Anatomy & Physiology
CP College & Career Planning/Finance
CP Physics
CP American Government
CP Pre-Calculus
CP French IV
CP Spanish II
Art
Advanced Art
Photography
Performing Arts
Computer
Christian Life Skills
Discipleship Team
Yearbook
Post-Secondary Online College Courses
Girls/Boys Physical Education

Post-Secondary Options:
We currently partner with Ohio Christian University for a wide selection of 3 & 4 credit college courses that can be taken online at JCCS.  Students must be eligible to participate.  Please refer to the PSEOP section of the Ohio Department of Education (http://education.ohio.gov) for more information and eligibility requirements.

Special Education and Learning Enrichment:

  • Speech Therapy
  • In-house Tutoring
  • After-school Enrichment

GRADING SYSTEM
Report cards are sent out at the end of each quarter/9-week period.  Grading at Jefferson County Christian School is an evaluation of the student’s achievement, not a reward for effort.

Grading Scale (1st – 12th):
Scale: 100-94% = A Excellent
93-86% = B Good
85-74% = C Average
73-66% = D Passing
65-0% = F Failing
Grading Scale (K):
Scale: O = Outstanding
S = Satisfactory
U = Unsatisfactory

ACCREDITATION
Jefferson County Christian School is chartered by the Ohio Department of Education and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (www.acsi.org)

TESTING PROGRAM
Each spring JCCS administers the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) to all grade levels K-8. These standardized tests reveal information about achievement in several academic areas for the individual student and for the grade level as a whole.  This information is used to give us feedback concerning our curriculum and academic program.  Students in the odd grades (1, 3, 5, 7) are also given the Otis Lennon School Ability Test which measures their learning potential.  Your child’s scores on these assessments will be sent home in a full report when they are received.  High school students are given the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) in 10th grade; the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) in 11th grade.  Juniors and seniors are encouraged to take the ACT & SAT with emphasis given on the SAT.

COLLEGE PLANNING
JCCS predominately offers a college preparatory curriculum including post-secondary educational options.  Remedial and enrichment classes through Alpha Omega Publications including Advanced Placement classes are available for all students.

The Guidance Office oversees the academic requirements of each student and works with students in selecting the most challenging courses to enhance their opportunities to pursue their career goals.  The seniors meet once a week in the Career and Finance class to work on career interests and post high school plans, which in most cases is college and university enrollment.

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ACADEMICS – DIPLOMAS

College Prep Diploma
A total of 22 credits accumulated in grades nine through twelve is required for graduation from Jefferson County Christian School as well as fulfilling the minimum State requirements for standardized testing.  Of the 22, 20 units will be derived from non-Bible classes.  JCCS requires one Bible credit for each year a student is enrolled in our high school.  JCCS will adhere to the mandated State Minimum High School Curriculum for Ohio, reflecting the new “Ohio Core” requirements beginning with the Class of 2011 to confer what will be termed a “College Prep Diploma”.  The requirements are as follows:

  • English, Language Arts 4 units
  • Math 4 units (including 1 unit of Algebra II or its equivalent)
  • Science 3 units (including laboratory experience and including) 1 unit of physical science, 1 unit of biology, 1 unit of either chemistry, physics or advance biology)
  • Social Studies 3 units (including 1/2 unit American History and 1/2 American Government
  • Health 1/2 unit
  • Physical Education 1/2 unit
  • Foreign Language 2 units (If enrolled in 9th grade at JCCS, these 2 units must be comprised of French I and II consecutively)
  • Electives 3 units (including 1 unit of business/technology or fine arts)
  • Bible 1 – 4  units

Honors Diploma
Students at JCCS will also have the opportunity to earn an “Honors Diploma”.  In addition to fulfilling all the requirements for a “College Prep Diploma”, the student earning an “Honors Diploma” must complete the following:

  • Foreign Language 4 units (four consecutive years or a combination of two languages)
  • Math 4 units must include Advanced Math (senior year)
  • Social Studies 4 units
  • Science 4 units

The student earning the “Honors Diploma” must have a GPA of 93.50 or better and also complete at least 40 hours of documented Community Service.

General Diploma
A student who is subject to the Ohio Core and does not complete that curriculum may still graduate from JCCS with a “General Diploma” only if the following conditions are met:

  • The student and student’s parents must meet with the guidance counselor and principal to discuss the student’s post-secondary plan.
  • The student and student’s parents must be fully aware of the consequences of not completing the Ohio Core.
  • The student must successfully complete, at a minimum, the alternative curriculum.

The alternative curriculum is as follows:

  • English, Language Arts 4 units
  • Math 3 units
  • Science 3 units (including 1 unit of physical science, 1 unit biology)
  • Social Studies 3 units (including 1/2 unit American History and 1/2 unit American Government)
  • Health 1/2 unit
  • Physical Education 1/2 unit
  • Foreign Language Elective, but a student must take at least 1/2 unit of foreign language if the student’s electives do not include 1 unit (or two 1/2 units) of business/technology or fine arts
  • Electives 6 units which must include 1 unit (or two 1/2 units) from business/technology, fine arts or foreign language
  • Bible 1 – 4 units

Valedictorian/Salutatorian
To be eligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian, a student must graduate with a College Prep or Honors Diploma.  The student must have attended JCCS from at least the sophomore year through the end of the senior year.