We realize that every child has been uniquely designed emotionally, socially and cognitively by God. We want to embrace their uniqueness, find their strengths and help them reach their full potential. The Academic Career Resource Program allows us to meet a broader spectrum of academic needs.
Director of Academic Support:
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides secondary students with tools to help them reach their academic goals at Jackson Christian and beyond. We offer learning labs and peer-tutoring throughout the day. In addition, we offer access to a variety of books and reference materials which students can find on-campus or online.
Academic Resource Center:
Supervisor: Lisa Hickerson, Director of Academics
Soar is offered for students who have been evaluated and meet the qualifications as gifted. As Director of Soar, Leigh-Ann Davis oversees the challenging enrichment activities. Davis is licensed in Tennessee to teach the gifted program and is a member of the TN Association for the Gifted (TAG). Davis instructs the secondary program and elementary program. Davis has master’s degrees in special education that meet the requirements for licensure in gifted education for the Tennessee Department of Education.
Parents will contact Leigh-Ann Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email to refer their child for evaluation. The evaluation process will generally begin on February 1 and end March 31 for the following school year.
Students will be screened by Mrs. Leigh-Ann Davis. Parents will be responsible for the screening fee. Once the data collection has been completed, parents and teachers will meet to discuss the findings.
Meet criteria in the following areas:
Available for students in grades 4-12
Students will participate in units of study with enriching activities, designed to develop higher order thinking skills. Field trips will be taken that are centered around units of study.
Resources for Parents
Students identified as Other Health Impaired receive test support accommodations. This is available to middle and high school students.
Students identified as Other Health Impaired in need of academic support are served within the general population. Students receive test support and academic support.
Students identified with Learning Disabilities are served in general education classes with appropriate accommodations.
Students identified with Learning Disabilities receive direct instruction in a small group setting in appropriate academic area(s) with needed accommodations and/or modifications.
Since its inception in August of 2003, Jackson Christian’s Harmony Program has provided excellent service to qualified special needs students. This highly successful program is designed to meet the needs of students who desire to attend a Christ-centered school, but are unable to successfully meet the rigorous academic expectations. Harmony is under the direction of Leigh-Ann Davis and Ruth Anne Smith.
Jackson Christian believes that students who have special needs should be assisted to experience success and should be challenged to strive toward their maximum potential. This program is offered to elementary, middle, and high school students. Special programs, such as this, require an extremely low student-teacher ratio. This necessitates an additional expense for these students.
I Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another, be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
The ABLE Program champions young-adult high school graduates who live with documented intellectual and developmental challenges. ABLE serves as a stepping stone from student to adulthood, helping recent graduates Achieve Beyond Limited Expectations. ABLE provides a transitional learning environment as students progress from a traditional education setting to living and working independently in the community.
ABLE students spend three days a week (Tues.-Thurs.) in various community settings and are exposed to a variety of community experiences throughout the workday, with guidance and instruction from ABLE staff and educators.
For more information:
Joy Phillips | Director