Elementary Campus

Kindergarten-5th Grade

Jackson Christian Elementary School is a school of honorable character.

An important part of the mission and vision of Jackson Christian School is to develop and grow biblical character in our students that mirrors the character of our Lord Jesus Christ. Honorable Character traits are taught, practiced, recognized and celebrated throughout the school year to accomplish this vision. Honorable Character consists of fourteen biblical character traits that are integrated into all facets of our school including classroom instruction, teachable moments, student recognition, student discipline and everyday life at school. The objective is to create a desire in our students to live a lifestyle of Godly character at school, at home and in the community.

Speaking of community, in the month of January, our 3rd-5th grade students teamed up with Wendy Wight, the Director of Together We Can Make Difference, in Jackson County, to make laundry detergent soap for needy families in our area. This service project involved our students grating Fels Naptha soap and mixing it with other ingredients to make laundry detergent soap very inexpensively (see photos below). Our students made over 50 half-gallon bottles of detergent soap and grated enough additional soap to make a lot more bottles of detergent soap. This service project gave students the opportunity to practice the character traits of diligence, orderliness, service, cooperation, initiative and responsibility while helping families who can't afford laundry detergent soap.

Jackson Christian Elementary School
Jackson Christian Elementary School
Jackson Christian Elementary School
Student Loves JCS

Jackson Christian Elementary School (JCES) offers great opportunities for students to discover talents in acting, singing, sports and more through performance opportunities in our annual talent show and musicale, and intramural sports. Unique field trips and stimulating chapels are an exciting school experience for our students.

Parents play an essential role in the life of JCES. Parent volunteers coach our intramural teams, prepare special hot lunches for students, assist with school-wide special events and classroom activities and more. There are numerous opportunities for parents to get involved in school life!

As students embrace each of the Honorable Character traits and desire to live them out, it helps to create a classroom climate that supports maximum learning. Jackson Christian Elementary provides a strong academic foundation, immersed in scripture for each content discipline. A review of the curriculum scope and sequence, course descriptions and outlines is conducted routinely as a part of our continuous improvement process, assuring that instruction builds on the previous grade and is up to date and relevant. Our teachers are certified and receive ongoing professional development to continuously grow as instructional leaders in their classrooms.


Significant emphasis is placed on developing strong readers, who have excellent comprehension skills. To enhance classroom reading instruction, all JCS elementary students participate in weekly library sessions. "Leveled Reading" books are used so that students can read at their current level of reading. Students reading levels are assessed regularly so that parents can map their child's reading progress. Annual Book Fairs and special activities like Reading Month help to encourage a joy of reading a lot of different literature at a young age.

Reading at Jackson Christian Elementary School

Reading Recovery® is an early intervention program that has been used with tremendous success at JCS. Our reading teacher is a certified Reading Recovery Specialist who works with students who are not catching on to the complex set of concepts that make reading and writing possible. The student receives individualized tutoring until they achieve at least grade level reading and comprehension skills. Over 95% of Jackson Christian Elementary students consistently read at or above grade level year after year.

Language and Writing

Language is one of God's many gifts to us as His creation. The Bible is God’s written communication to us which demonstrates the importance we place on the disciplines of language and writing. Grammar allows children to understand the complexities of language. Spelling and vocabulary is also an integral part of our curriculum. “Writer’s Workshop” gets our students in the habit of writing so that they continually practice and improve on their written communication skills while applying good grammar, spelling and handwriting skills.


Mastering math tables in elementary is fundamental to life and to advanced mathematics in high school and beyond. Bob Jones University Press Math curriculum, and "Mastering Math Facts," is used to help students grasp rudimentary math skills. Learning concepts, committing concepts to memory through practice, connecting concepts to each other and then applying them to problem solving skills is the process we use to help students achieve success in math.

Our Elementary curriculum is "rich" in many disciplines and special learning opportunities.

  • Bible
  • Science
  • History & MI History
  • Vocal Music
  • Chimes/Recorders/Ukuleles
  • Art
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Outdoor Science Camp (5th grade)
  • Fall Retreat
  • Mackinaw Trip (3rd and 4th grade)
  • Educational Field Trips

Lunch options at the elementary campus include items for purchase each day, a hot lunch option on most Fridays and the opportunity for students to bring their own lunch.

Daily Lunch

Many elementary students "brown-bag" lunch each day. Some students also purchase additional items from the Lunch Counter.

Lunch Options at JCS

The Lunch Counter at JCES provides ala' carte options for purchase Monday through Friday. Children can select from items such as yogurt, cereal, pizza rolls, chicken nuggets, fruit and more.

There are microwave ovens available for student use. Lunchroom aides are available to assist younger children.

Friday Hot Lunch

On most Fridays, a hot lunch option is offered with a rotation of 3 or 4 lunches .

Lunch Punch Cards & Ala' Carte Cards

For the convenience of parents, the following Lunch Cards are offered.

Milk/Juice/Bottled Water
$10 (20 punches)
Friday Hot Lunch
$20 (10 punches)
Ala' Carte Card
$10 (account set up by parent)
Ala carte items range in price from .25¢ to $1.00

God is at work in the lives of JCES students.