Jacksonville Christian Academy was founded in 1981 as a ministry of First Free Will Baptist Church primarily to aid our parents in following the Biblical mandate regarding the teaching and training of their children. The distinction between our school and the current public school system is perhaps best summarized in the single word – philosophy.JCA is founded on the Bible (the book of Truth) and adheres to a conservative, Christian, traditional philosophy of education. We hold that Christian education is a mandate from God for the Christian family (Deut. 6:6-9; Prov. 19:27; 22:6; Matt. 28:18-20; Eph. 6:4; Col. 2:8). Not only does the government school system in general not appreciate this Scriptural mandate but views such with contempt. Recognizing that only a Christian education can provide the knowledge and wisdom necessary to prepare an individual for life, we believe that all teaching must harmonize with Truth (God and His Word Matt. 4:4; Jn. 1:1; 17:17; Rom. 3:4). Therefore, the Holy Bible is the core of our curriculum.
It is the purpose of JCA to train young people in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Our educational philosophy embraces the following concepts:
The Bible, God’s Holy Word, is the absolute standard and authority for truth. (2 Tim. 3:16)
The God of the Bible is the Creator and Sustainer of all existence and the Source of all truth (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:17; 2:3).
God is absolutely sovereign and maintains continuous control over His entire universe (Dan. 4:35)
Man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27); he inherited Satan’s image upon his disobedience (Gen. 3:6, 7; Jn. 8:44)
Justification/forgiveness from sin’s curse is realized only through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, Who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (Jn. 14:6). Justification means God has granted forgiveness of sin.
The Christian home, church, and school should complement each other. The school is simply an extension of the home and the church. The Christian teacher/administrator stands in the place of the parent. The school reinforces the positive, Biblical values (Phil. 4:8) taught at home and church (Eccl. 4:12).
American patriotism is encouraged. Students are taught to understand and appreciate the Judeo- Christian heritage upon which this nation was clearly constructed (Ps. 33:12; Prov. 14:34; 29:2).
Our textbooks are God-centered, teaching spiritual and moral truths in conjunction with and as integral components of the academic process.
True learning takes place in the following order: Control, Communication and Comprehension.
The teacher is a professional in manner and a servant in spirit.
The teacher is in control of the classroom; he/she is responsible for providing a structured atmosphere of order in which the students will learn.
Rules and standards are foundational to the teaching and learning process.
Reading is taught by phonics.
Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction.
Jacksonville Christian Academy (JCA) admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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