Student Leadership

Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Government

One of the opportunities Jupiter Christian School students have to develop and demonstrate leadership skills is by joining the Student Government Association (SGA). Students who serve on the Student Government Association (SGA) represent the individuals in their specific grade and strive to plan events amongst their grade that promote unity, spiritual development, and school spirit.

SGA members are elected by their peers after an exciting campaign process that includes applying for candidacy, campaigning with posters and speeches, and voting for the candidates that you feel will best represent your class. SGA election typically takes place in the spring for the following year. For an application, visit the Upper School Office.

The following SGA positions are offered in each grade:
• President
• Vice-President
• Spirit Chair
• Service Chair
• Student Council
• Secretary (12th Grade Only)

Club Leadership

At Jupiter Christian School, spiritual life is not relegated to a few programs, but is a part of who we are and everything we do from academics and athletics to chapel. Our desire is to help move our students toward spiritual maturity and to incorporate their faith into all aspects of life as a natural outflowing of their relationship with Jesus.

However, our spiritual life department does oversee a few specific spiritual life programs that focus on intentional spiritual development amongst the student body. These programs include chapel, missions, community service and GAP groups (small groups focused on growth, accountability, and prayer). For more information on these programs, select the individual links to the left, or contact Mr. Charlie Hubbard, Campus Pastor

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? (Mark 8:36)

• Chess Club
• Community Service Club
• Craft Club
• Fishing Club
• Girls Book Club
• International Club
• International Thespian Society
• Jazz Combo Club
• JCS for Animals
• Mobile Technology Club
• National Honor’s Society
• National Art Honor’s Society
• National Junior Honor’s Society
• Photography Club
• Publishing Club
• Scrapbooking Club
• Student Government Association

Student Ambassador

Our student ambassador program exists to welcome visitors, prospective students, and new students to Jupiter Christian School. Whereas our Admissions Office is our point of first contact for families, our student ambassadors are often the first point of contact for students who are considering attending JCS. It is our goal for each prospective and new student who walks through our doors to feel welcomed, loved, and at home. Our ambassadors serve in a variety of capacities throughout the year including greeting individuals and families, giving campus tours, and working with prospective students who would like to learn more about what it means to be a student at JCS by shadowing one of our ambassadors.

If you are a prospective student and are interested in meeting with a student ambassador or shadowing a student ambassador, please contact our Admissions Office.

“Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” – Hebrews 13:1

Athletic Leadership - Team Captains

Athletic teams generally have one or more captain who are considered student leaders on their team.Coaches place significant value in this student leadership role and invest time into teaching captains how to lead and serve their teams.Each coach places specific leadership expectations and responsibilities on each JCS sport captain to lead their team with integrity, heart, and excellence.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The FCA is a national organization that helps student athletes develop a life perspective with a focus on Jesus Christ.FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference by leading for Christ.Student athletes are essentially the leaders of FCA on the Jupiter Christian School campus, as they lead weekly meetings, provide a weekly devotional for students, and strategize together how to continue to use JCS athletics for the glory of God.

National Honor Society Leadership

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character.NHS has a significant leadership expectation for members and also provides many leadership opportunities to members.

National Art Honor Society Leadership

The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in Art scholarship, Leadership, Character, and Service, and to bring the value of art education to the attention of school and community.Significant leadership training and opportunities are embedded into the NAHS and even more so for those who rise to NAHS student leadership.

Guidance Curriculum with Leadership Skills and Giftings Training

JCS has instituted a comprehensive guidance program with a significant focus on fostering leadership opportunities and character traits within our student body.Through a combination of specific leadership skill training and identification of spiritual gifts and career aptitude, students are encouraged to walk as leaders in their destiny as those who make a difference in this world.

Project SRV

JCS students have the opportunity to serve each year through our community service organization called Project SRV. Serving is a tremendous opportunity to help students identify their strengths and calling, and to take a leadership role in making a difference. JCS students are encouraged not just to serve because it is required, but to intentionally serve by identifying a service opportunity in a career field of interest. Some students in the past have decided to group together to lead a project or initiative and an on campus opportunity for all students to participate.

GAP (Growth|Accoutability|Prayer)

GAP (Growth|Accountability|Prayer) groups are small same gender groups designed to foster community and a mentoring relationship between the faculty and students.A significant focus of the GAP group training is an investment into students to assist each one in becoming the powerful faith-filled leader that each student is called to be.GAP curriculum includes teaching in the areas of godly decision-making and leadership.

Specific Leadership Courses (PBA DE Courses, etc.)

JCS offers courses that contain elements of leadership training and teaching, including some that are specifically designed to teach on the subject of leadership.The Palm Beach Atlantic dual enrollment course Principles of Leadership examines how leadership traits are learned. Both Christian and secular leadership theories are critically examined. Leadership dynamics such as interpersonal relationships, conflict management, the development of vision, the transference of vision to others, and the moral and ethical obligations of the leader are also studied.

Senior Capstone Experience

The JCS capstone experience is a culminating spiritual, academic and intellectual experience for seniors. The capstone project is designed to encourage students to think critically, solve challenging problems, and develop leadership skills such as oral communication, public speaking, research skills, media literacy, teamwork, planning, self-sufficiency, and goal setting; skills that will help prepare them for college, modern careers, and life. Read More

Teacher Assistant Program

Students are provided with an opportunity to demonstrate service and leadership as they are partnered with a mentor teacher through the Teacher Assistant Program.Teacher assistants provide support to classroom teachers and are often asked to take significant roles of responsibility and demonstrate leadership and the character of a role model as they assist with younger age classrooms.

Senior Chapel

It is tradition to challenge the senior class with the responsibility of leading a school-wide chapel service. This senior chapel is an opportunity for the senior class to invest back into the lower classmen at JCS.They are tasked with leading each aspect of the service and with providing an opportunity for the JCS student body to be impacted by their leadership, by the powerful spiritual atmosphere they create and the message they present.

Junior Eagle Athletic Leadership

The Junior Eagle Club provides a mutually beneficial mentoring program for upper school and lower school students alike.The Junior Eagle Club is a free program designed for lower school students in grades K-5.JCS varsity athletes provide leadership and mentorship to young athletes through interactive events scheduled throughout the year.