ABOUT SAINT JAMES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Saint James Christian Academy is a private, non-profit, Interdenominational Christian Academy, that enrolls students in Preschool-12th grade. SJCA is accredited by the ACI (Accrediting Commission International) and FCCPSA (Florida Coalition Of Christian Private Schools Accreditation). We offer a broad-based, nationally recognized, college preparatory program that is intended to develop and equip students for success. Our mission is to raise up young people who will be leaders in their chosen professions so that they may make an impact on our city, our state and our nation. Saint James Christian Academy offers classes designed to help develop children intellectually, socially & spiritually.
"The highest lesson a student has to learn is humility. It doesn't come by itself, but only as we fully trust that God's grace is all we need."
Pastor Donnelyn Khourie
• Professional Certification Preferred (State Teacher Certification)
• Degree (AA, BA, BS, MA, MS, Phd., etc.) • Certification through Christian Organization (Such as ACCS)
• 1-2 Years under Mentorship program
• Completion of Background Check
• Completion of DCF Child Abuse Prevention Program
• Completion of 120 In-service Hours every 5 years • Continued Professional Development
Teachers are responsible for creating lesson plans with the following parameters:
● Objective: Students will (measurable action ie: demonstrate counting 1-4
) by (skill you are teaching ie: speaking and writing 0-4 on worksheet 2)
● Standards: (list the number of FLDOE standard you are covering from DOE website)
● Materials: (what will you need today)
● Procedure: (make sure you include auditory, visual, tactile components) *Each lesson should have a hands-on component
● Practice: (make sure it correlates with measurement stated in objective) (could be a worksheet, project, presentation, etc.)
● Assessment: (formative/summative must show if student 85% mastery, ready to move on or needing reteach) (could be a quiz, test, oral recap, worksheet, etc.)
● Reteach: (what do you plan to do if students still do not understand)
● Accommodations: (list general accommodations for IEP’s, etc.)
● Teachers are responsible for creating and implementing a classroom management plan that adheres to the school code of conduct.
● Teachers are responsible to actively instruct content related to their subject using multiple modalities including, but not limited to, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.
● Teachers are responsible to use tiered teaching methods utilizing at least 3 different modalities in 3 different ways in order to reach every student. Inclusion is the goal.
● Teachers are responsible for assessing student performance on a daily, weekly, quarterly, semester, and yearly basis using formative and summative assessment tools. Assessments must measure the objective. Practice and assessments must relate directly to the lesson objective.
● Teachers are responsible for entering grades in a timely manner into the Gradelink online grading system.
● Teachers are responsible for entering attendance in a timely manner for every class they teacher into the Gradelink online attendance system.
● Teachers are responsible for communicating with parents regarding students progress, concerns, achievements, and any other concerns.
● Teachers are responsible for accommodating students with individualized education plans, or students who are falling behind.
● Teachers are responsible for attending regular staff and grade-level meetings as well as communicating with and adhering to administrative directives.
● Teachers are responsible for being on time, using planning time for school purposes only, and for being attentive to student needs.
● Teachers are responsible to report any conduct or behavior that is in violation of school policy or that is contrary to the vision of the school as well as performing mandatory reporting for anything that would endanger the safety of a child or co-worker.
● Teachers are responsible for being attentive to the environment and must keep the students safe at all times as well as know the location of the students in the class.
● Teachers are responsible for knowing the proper protocol involved with any fire or safety drills and practicing with the students to ensure safety.
● Teachers are responsible to uphold the standards set forth in the staff handbook as well as the student/parent handbook.
● Teachers are responsible to be present and to request in advance any time off.