Academic excellence at
JCCA finds its roots in the very heart of Christianity. Teachers challenge students to think deeply about diverse contemporary
and ageless topics. Students investigate the nature of Truth and its application to daily living. They sharpen each other
as they study and question ideas, concepts and theories. An academic program focused on critical thinking
and problem-solving skills challenge students to form a strong belief system founded from a biblical perspective and grounded
Quality education at JCCA means accepting learners as God created them mentally, spiritually,
physically and academically. It means teaching students at their individual level of understanding and providing instruction
at a pace at which they can succeed to their highest potential.
A child’s formative years are critical
when it comes to forming their world-view. JCCA provides an environment that is safe and nurturing combined
with an academic program that is comprehensive and challenging. The product of JCCA’s philosophy
of education is a student who grows in Christ-like character and becomes a lifetime learner.
Stanford Achievement Test
students take the Stanford Achievement Test every Spring. The SAT allows school officials to determine overall
JCCA students progress and performance in comparison to national academic standards. Results of the SAT are reviewed
and used by faculty and staff for curriculum planning and selection as well as individual student assessment.
JCCA's 2007-2008 cumulative SAT results show a school-wide percentile
score of 81.7.
According to a cumulative 3 year study of JCCA's SAT scores, academic
performance increases for typical students with each additional year spent in JCCA's academic programs. The typical
JCCA student out-performs other same-grade students in national comparisons. An average JCCA early elementary student performs
in the 60-79th percentile* range, middle elementary in the 70-89th percentiles, and upper elementary students in the 80-99th
*Percentile ranks range from a low of 1 to a high of 99, with 50 denoting national average.