From Calhoun City Schools:
Calhoun City School System is excited to add The Junior Jacket Academy Early Learning Program to our educational family and the Yellow Jacket Nation. The Junior Jacket Academy is a tuition based, educationally progressive program for three and four year-old students. The JJA is housed at the Pre-K facility, 380 Barrett Road, and is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Hours of operation will be 8:00am – 2:30pm with morning and afternoon K.E.E.P. offered. The program is built around a structured, flexible curriculum where students are taken as far academically, socially and developmentally as they are able to go. Class sizes will be kept small so spaces are limited.
The Junior Jacket Academy started last year with a single class for three year olds. This class was very successful and we decided to continue it and add a four year old class for the upcoming school year. Both the 3 year old and 4 year old program will utilize high quality research based, early learning standards called GELDS (Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards) appropriate for that age student. Because the program is a tuition based and not state funded, we can provide a more flexible schedule and curriculum. Students can move through skills as quickly as they achieve mastery. Students completing the 4 year old program and meeting the age requirement will be eligible to register for kindergarten the following school year. The students attending the Junior Jacket Academy who choose to attend Calhoun Pre-K the following year will be guaranteed a spot without going through the lottery system for selecting Pre-K students.
The Junior Jacket Academy provides high-quality, literacy-rich preschool experiences that are intentionally taught by well-prepared and knowledgeable staff. Mrs. Jennifer Holden (lead) and Ms. Lorenda Ballew (assistant) will continue in the three year old class. We are very excited to announce Mrs. Boo (Dawn Pierce) will be lead teacher in the four year class. We are presently working to select the best person to complete the teaching team with Mrs. Boo.
The fee structure for both classes will be $100 per week; additional morning and afternoon K.E.E.P. fees will apply if this service is needed. A $50 registration fee (waived for CCS employees) is needed to secure a spot. Applications are available online at www.calhounschools.org/prek(then click on the Junior Jacket Academy link) or at the Pre-K facility. Spaces in the three year old class and four year old class in the Junior Jacket Academy are limited so sign up now. Please call Kelly Fuquea at 706.879.1949 or 770.547.2760 if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming our youngest Yellow Jackets!