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Early Education Program (K2,K3,K4)

James Island Christian’s Early Education program offers multiple options for parents of children ages 2, 3, and 4 years old, including full day and part day attendance.

Our programs are hands-on, developmentally appropriate and offer activities in different aspects of early childhood development. The exposure we offer our students to the Bible, phonics, numbers, art, music and movement, books and reading emphasizes the love of Jesus Christ.  

Although we offer a structured environment, we understand that young children learn though play. Our classrooms are set up with activity centers and we have several outdoor play spaces that are used daily.

James Island Christian currently uses the ABeka curricula in our early education programs for numbers and phonics, and The Beginner’s Bible curricula for Bible along with several other Christian resources & books.

Our teachers are experienced and receive on-going training annually. Each staff member has completed training in Darkness to Light, and CPR & First Aid, and are fully background checked and fingerprinted.

At James Island Christian, we are intentional in our mission to follow Jesus:

J esus centered teaching providing Christ-centered programs

E ducational development – Laying an early childhood academic foundation

S ocial development- teaching kindness and respect in relationships to others

U nconditional love- offering a loving, caring, fun environment

S tructured environment- maintaining an orderly setting that is safe and conducive to learning

 

 

Lower School (K5 - 5th Grades)

Our K5 through 5th grade students learn in intentionally multi-aged classroom settings. The JICS elementary program focuses on reading, math, language arts, science as well as heritage and social studies. Lower school students also learn Bible and handwriting within the core classroom.

JICS strives to maintain a classroom environment that helps provide a nurturing, loving atmosphere in the learning process.

Weekly chapels and/or prayer circles and special events such as Team Time are also a part of the total elementary design.

JICS currently provides many enrichment classes for Lower School students, including Art, Physical Education, Spanish, and Computer . Students may also participate in a variety of extra-curricular events including Spelling Bees, Literary Meets, Character Parades, Field Trips and Junior Lion Intramural Sports

Standardized tests in mental maturity and scholastic achievement are used in grades K5 - 5.

All students are evaluated through the school year to determine placement for the following year. Students are promoted to the next grade or team level at year's end if they maintain satisfactory achievement in their subjects. Particular attention is given to progress in the core subjects of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies/History including the successful achievement of pupil performance objectives for Math, Reading, and Written Composition as part of the competency based program.

 

 

 

In keeping with our philosophy and objectives, James Island Christian School follows the basic school curriculum for all grades as outlined by the Minimum Standards for South Carolina Schools, prepared by the State of South Carolina, Department of Education.

Middle School (6th-8th Grades)

 

Our 6th through 8th grade students attend classes in Math, Science, English, History, Bible, Physical Education, and Art.  Students change classes throughout the day, attend chapel and/or small group times and focus on becoming independent learners.

JICS 8th grade students take High School credit classes including  Algebra I, Physical Science and P.E. and have the option to earn additional High School credits through approved providers of virtual online courses, such as Computer Tech and Keyboarding, and each year our 8th grade class takes a trip to Washington, D.C. to explore our nation's heritage.

Standardized tests in mental maturity and scholastic achievement are used in grades 6th - 8th.

All students are evaluated through the school year to determine placement for the following year. Students are promoted to the next grade or team level at year's end if they maintain satisfactory achievement in their subjects. Particular attention is given to progress in the core subjects of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies/History including the successful achievement of pupil performance objectives for Math, Reading, and Written Composition as part of the competency based program.

Clubs, Interscholastic Events:
JICS middle school students may compete in math meets, spelling bees, literary meets and other various academic events during the school year.  JICS also earns many ribbons in local and state art competitions with its phenomenal art program.  Middle school students may earn the right to be selected to the JICS Ambassadors which serve the school body at large.

JICS offers a full array of athletic opportunities for our Middle School Students including Volleyball, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer and Track and Field.  In addition to this, JICS Middle School students are given opportunities to lead in our Jr. Lion Sports program.