Minimester takes place during the week prior to Spring Break (March 9- 13, 2020) and offers a highly participatory service-learning experience that is intensive, hands-on and authentic. Minimester offerings serve as an extension of our academic program, helping students to establish essential links between what is learned in the classroom to the world in which they have been called to serve. As a result, students experience multi-dimensional change including investigative inquiry skills, positive attitudes toward learning, increased civic engagement, leadership competencies, and spiritual development. Participation in Minimester is mandadory. Upon completion, students will be evaluated by the lead instructor and receive either a PASS or FAIL grade, which will be listed on their permanent transcript. A follow-up reflection assignment will be afforded to document both personal experience and learning. Registration will take place from September 16-27.

The following options are available to 9th grade with limited availability to 11th and 12th graders.

(I understand that by submitting my electronic signature, my JCS family account will be invoiced in three equal installments which will be reflected on my November, December and January statement for any Minimester over $300. I also acknowledge that my Minimester trip must be paid in full on or before February 15, 2020.) ​​​

9th, 11th-12th Grade Urban Youth Impact Local Missions

Students will volunteer at Urban Youth Impact with elementary aged inner-city children at their afterschool program called The Leadership Academy where they will tutor, make art projects, play games/sports, and gather each day for worship and Bible study with the children. UYI is celebrating its 21st year of ministry bringing Christ to an underserved neighborhood. Open to all 9th/11th graders & any 12th graders who need to complete their service-learning project.

March 9-13 /1:00-6:30 p.m. daily & March 15 8:00-11:00 a.m. on campus
Cost: $100 /Deposit: $50  
Led by: TBD
Student Cap: 30


9th, 11th-12th Grade House of Hope

Join us as we are the hands and feet of Jesus in our local community. We want to generate an awareness of needs locally and a desire and compassion to serve. The group will help CROS Ministries, House of Hope Martin County, and Feeding South Florida. Open to all 9th/11th, and 12th graders who need to complete their  service-learning project.

March 7 & March 9-12
Cost: $100 / Deposit: $50
Led by: Mrs. Knight
Student Cap: 30


9th, 11th-12th Grade Real Life Childrens Ranch

Real Life Children’s Ranch exists to provide a Christian residential group home that cares for boys and girls who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected. Our students may have the opportunity to tutor, play and work on the facility so these children have somewhere safe to live and play.

This option is open to all 9th/11th and 12th graders who need to complete their service-learning project.

March 9-13
Cost $150 / $50 deposit
Led by: TBD
Student Cap: 15