The JCS Family
The JCS Family is comprised of WASC-accredited, FREE public charter schools, home study, and alternative programs that are located throughout Southern California and Southern Riverside County.
How to Choose a Program
So you’ve decided to choose a personalized option for your child. Excellent! You’ve cleared the first hurdle. Now it’s time to decide which JCS school to pick. Choosing the right fit can be the best way to connect your student to her true potential, so it’s important to give thought to the following factors before making this decision…
Sit down with a piece of paper and write all the words that describe her temperament, her hobbies and interests, her strengths. Does she like an active, social learning or does she do better with calm quiet? Is she interested in the arts? Does she like project-based activities or does she prefer paper-and-pencil assignments? Which JCS school would play to your child’s strengths and/or allow her to follow her dreams?
Be honest. How much time do you have to give to your child’s education? If you plan to home school, will someone be available every school day for several hours to not only supervise the work but actually teach the material? If you choose one of our hybrid programs, are you willing and able to work with your child on the home study days to complete the assigned work? Are you only choosing the program because it’s offered on the right days, or do you truly embrace the philosophy of the program?
Each school (HomeStudy, INSITE, and Academy) has a detailed description of how learning occurs at the site. Read all of the information for each school below. Read these with your child if you feel it is appropriate.
If you choose an Academy, tour the school. Talk to the Principal. Peruse the textbooks and materials. Pick up the “vibe” of the school. If you’re considering home schooling, speak with one of our home school directors, or ask to be put into contact with an existing home school family to discuss the pros and cons.
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Designed for students whose parents are actively involved in their education. Majority of school work is done at home.
JCS Home Study
The JCS Home Study program is designed for students whose parents are actively involved in their education. Their parents have a strong sense of what they want their children to study and are actively involved in the lesson planning, instructing, and correcting of assignments for their children. Home Study students, as well as their parents, have face-to-face meetings with their Educational Facilitator at least once every 20 school days for a minimum of one hour per student per meeting.
Offers high school students an independent study option which provides daily support from teachers.
The JCS INSITE program offers JCS high school students an independent study option which provides daily support from teachers who are able to work with each student’s strengths. The JCS INSITE program features an independent study model, flexible schedules, a focus on diploma, early graduation, credit recovery for previously failed courses, six-week core blocks, and interaction with high school peers.
Students attend class 2-4 days a week and spend the remainder of the school week doing their work at home.
The JCS Academies have 10 exceptional programs across the San Diego and Southern Riverside county areas. Each academy is unique and personalized to fit the needs of its students. Students in our academy programs attend class 2-4 days a week, depending on the academy, and spend the remainder of the school week doing their work at home.
JCS Academies are divided into six unique locations spanning San Diego and Southern Riverside Counties. These campuses are outlined with more detail below.