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 Wings Program allows us to meet a broader spectrum of academic needs.
Director of Wings:
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 Ruth Anne Smith instructs the elementary program. Both Davis and Smith have 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 evaluated by Mrs. Emily Davis, private psychological examiner for Jackson Christian. Parents will be responsible for the evaluation fee. This will be set up by Mrs. Davis. Once the report is 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.
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 following statement will appear on report cards and transcripts of Harmony students:
This transcript/report card reflects the student’s performance within the Harmony program. Harmony provides educational services to students with special needs (intellectual or physical disabilities). All students enrolled in the Harmony program have a current psychological profile and may receive modifications in coursework, assessments, and/or assignments. All modifications are made in compliance with the student’s accommodation plan.