Our goal as a school is to be constantly asking ourselves how can we best teach and instruct our students. In the classroom, each teacher is monitoring and assessing student's individual growth and adjusting teaching to meet the needs of each unique student and their God-given talents. We practice an RTI model in the classroom which focuses on early intervention and early screening in both math and reading. We work as a team to make sure your child is receiving a solid, academic experience.
The foundational belief that Jesus Christ is Lord of all is the guiding principle for teaching and learning at Jenison Christian School. The Jenison Christian School curriculum emphasizes the importance of a solid academic curriculum that challenges students to respond in faith and obedience.
Every subject is taught from a Christian perspective using Biblically based, standards focused curricula. We use the common core as a starting point for our teaching, but it is modified to fit our Reformed Christian perspective. In the classroom, each teacher is monitoring and assessing student's individual growth and adjusting teaching to meet the needs of unique student and their God-given talents.
Jenison Christian School uses a variety of assessment instruments. These assessments are used for curriculum review and to monitor JCS students compared to state and private school groups. Grades 1-8 are given the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test which helps JCS align its curriculum with national and state standards. In addition, students in grades K-3 are given the DIBELS assessment (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) to determine reading readiness and monitor progress. Starting in 1st grade, students are given the Delta Math screener to identify those who may need intervention.
Jenison Christian Schools use an RTI (Response to Intervention) approach in our classrooms. This model uses a team approach to reaching every child and their particular needs in the classroom.