Schools of Distinction
Jupiter Christian's Schools of Distinction (SOD) is a specialty course track for students in grades 10-12. As part of our comprehensive college preparatory program that culminates with the Senior Capstone, our new Schools of Distinction (often referred to as a magnet program) provides our students with an opportunity to prepare for and explore professional fields through curricular enhancements, mentoring relationships and experiential learning.
Through project-based academics and practical applications, the program gives students opportunities to move beyond the classroom by entering competitions and gaining experience using coding with programs such as VEX Robotics as well as designing new creations using a 3D printer in future years. Thanks to our donor partners, we are able to provide the technology needed for these complex systems. Successful completion of their chosen track will allow students to graduate with a Schools of Distinction focus that will prepare them for future success in an undergraduate program in that field.
Includes 4 credits out of 6 credit options:
- Honors Chemistry
- Honors Microbiology
- Honors Biomedical
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
*Possible Sports Medicine in 2020-2021
Current 11th or 12th grade students are permitted to graduate with a Medical Distinction Pathway if they have already taken at least one of the aforementioned classes and will complete all four credits by the end of their senior year.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford
"Love or hate his vehicles Ford was a visionary. He evaluated and then advanced into the landscape of the fledging automobile industry. In doing so he changed the world. He developed the first systematic factory system, a hiring and banding program and catapulted an industry. He was an early fan of project-based learning having built a steam engine at only 15 years. He pointed out that people should “be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it”. After looking at the direction of education, listening to parents and students, reviewing University standards for admission and practical application requirements in the workplace, JCS is moving forward with precision and direction. We are updating our textbooks, our strategies and class design to meet the needs of the 21st Century."
~Upper School Principal Joe Zambrano