A Brief Introduction to Jacksonville Christian Academy

Jacksonville Christian Academy is a ministry of Bible Baptist Church here in Jacksonville Arkansas, just minutes from the Little Rock Air Force Base. We are dedicated to giving students an excellent background in academics, as well as personal character training taught through the principles of God’s Word. Daily Bible lessons are a part of the regular teaching schedule, and God’s Word is incorporated into each class or subject to develop the students’ understanding of self-discipline, and to create good habits. The goal is to cultivate a superior education and a godly Christian life.

Our mission at Jacksonville Christian Academy is to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their children by providing the highest-quality spiritual and academic program, while encouraging children to live obedient and Christ-centered lives. With love and diligent training, we will help you produce a successful student and a tremendous citizen.

Students will receive a strong foundation in academic areas of reading, writing, arithmetic, phonics, grammar, science, health, history, government, geography, and computer skills. A mastery of the core curriculum is essential for every student, and it will be pursued as such. We use the ABEKA Book curriculum, which is the world’s leading college preparatory material. JCA adds to the curriculum such things as today’s technology needs and marketable skills mandate. Older students take classes in Music, Fine Arts, Keyboarding, Computer, Foreign Languages, Personal Finance and Doctrines of the Bible.

We hope that you will contact us and give us the opportunity to show you how that Jacksonville Christian Academy can help mold your children and prepare them for steady success in our unsteady world.

Come to JCA…where you’ll get more than an education!

For the teachers and staff at JCA, this is not a job; it is a ministry

Principal Tarr

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Fundraisers

It has been the tradition and practice of Jacksonville Christian Academy for decades to have 2 fundraisers per year. These efforts have been either to raise money for a special project, or to defray the costs of operations as a private Christian school.

We still have the ability to buy and benefit from the products we used to sell from QSP and Reader’s Digest. To visit their site and help our school go to: QSP.com.

We now have a simplified version of the fundraising system that allows those who participate to apply the proceeds from the fall and spring fundraisers directly to your school tuition bill. Thus, those families who choose to not participate in the fundraisers have the fundraiser fee added to their bill. Most parents tell us that even if they choose to add the fundraiser fee to their bill, JCA is still half the cost of any Christian school in Central Arkansas.

We now sell the many different quality items made by Camp Hope Candles for our fundraisers twice each year. Each student must sell just 12 candles to make each fundraiser a success. Yet, we do continue to offer, for the enjoyment and reward of our hardworking students, the great prizes that JCA has become known for in our fundraisers.
The products we now sell are a great choice because:

Instead of JCA making 50% of the proceeds, and a “for-profit” company making the other 50%,  we now purchase our products from Camp Hope which uses their half of the funds to assist underprivileged youth in our community.  JCA still benefits as we would with any fundraiser, but in addition, we are helping another good Christian ministry which is giving children much needed hope.
Instead of ordering from a catalog and delivering items later, now we have our items with us at the time of sale.
Camp Hope Candles are Hand-Poured, Premium candles at a lower price than ANY other premium candle on the market.
Camp Hope Candles is a Ministry of Bible Baptist Church just like JCA is, and is operated by a JCA graduate and staff member Chris Files.  This makes it easier for us to get special fragrances we want, trade candles for ones that are selling better, and “have a say” in what we sell in our own fundraisers.
JCA is able to sell the candles for $15 each, while the candles actually sell for $20 regularly, and at other schools. This is a great privilege that comes mainly from the fact that we sell a large volume of items each fundraiser.

Please call the JCA office if you need any Camp Hope Candles. We can even ship them to you! If you have more questions about the fundraisers call 501-982-7522

About Us

JCA was founded as a ministry of Bible Baptist Church in 1978 with less than 100 students. Over 37 years later, JCA is still going strong with over 270 students attending in grades K2 through 12th.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 reads, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. . .”

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Attendance at Jacksonville Christian Academy is a privilege and not a right. The goals of this academy are not to reform, but to train Christian youth of any ability in the highest principles of academic excellence, Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship. The school stands without apology for the old-time Gospel and the highest standards for morality and Christian behavior.

Accreditation of a private Christian school is not necessary for a graduate of the school to enroll in a college or university. Registrars of such institutions are interested in the academic merits of individual students, not in the name of their school of graduation. Thus, they evaluate the academic aptitude of each applicant through nationally standardized tests. Jacksonville Christian Academy does not need, nor does it seek, accreditation by any outside educational institution. For 37 years, we have enjoyed great success at providing the highest quality academic program without public accreditation.  We are, however, a member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), and the Arkansas Christian School Association (ACSA).

Jacksonville Christian Academy offers a College Preparatory Diploma. The curriculum is provided through A Beka Book.

The academic goal of JCA is to give a Bible-based, foundational education for all students that is Excellent, Advanced and Christian. Curriculum is college-prep, and core classes needed for graduation will be offered, as well as many beneficial elective classes. Our graduates finish with more than the required number of credits set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education. JCA offers assistance with finding appropriate scholarship opportunities, and can help search out, or organize a search for college scholarships and scholastic programs. In addition, we will offer whatever assistance we can through recommendations, contact information, and transcripts. It is our pleasure to help in any way possible.

JCA Curriculum and its "Scope and Sequence"

The A Beka Book Bible Program presents the Bible in the narrative style in which it is written. Stories of the Old and New Testaments in the lower grades lead up to the profound truths of the Gospels, Epistles, and other portions of Scripture for older students. The curriculum is designed to be specifically and systematically taught so that students in the Bible Program will become thoroughly acquainted with the basic portions of Scriptures.

Because children become what they read, they need character-building reading materials from the very beginning. A Beka Book employs Phonics as the most logical, orderly way to introduce reading to children. Beautifully illustrated and imaginatively written, A Beka Book readers are the finest available anywhere. Stories are carefully selected for interest, readability, theme, and values, with questions throughout to guide students in comprehension of reading material and in application of valuable principles to their lives.

Ever since H. G. Wells published his Outline of History in 1920, the theme of world history texts has been man’s supposed progress from savagery toward socialism, from tribal religions toward one-world government. American history is usually presented as a series of conflicts—rich vs. poor, black vs. white, North vs. South, labor vs. management, male vs. female, etc.

A Beka Book history texts reject the Marxist/Hegelian conflict theory of history in favor of a truthful portrayal of peoples, lands, religions, ideals, heroes, triumphs, and setbacks. The result is positive, uplifting history texts that give students an historical perspective and instill within them an intelligent pride for their own country and a desire to help it back to its traditional values.

We present government as ordained by God for the maintenance of law and order, not as a cure-all for humanity’s problems. We present free-enterprise economics without apology and point out the dangers of Communism, socialism, and liberalism to the well-being of people across the globe. In short, A Beka Book offers a traditional, conservative approach to the study of what man has done with the time he has been given.

Unlike the “modern math” theorists, who believe that mathematics is a creation of man and thus arbitrary and relative, A Beka Book teaches that the laws of mathematics are a creation of God and thus absolute. Man’s task is to search out and make use of the laws of the universe, both scientific and mathematical.

A Beka Book provides attractive, legible, and workable traditional mathematics texts that are not burdened with modern theories such as set theory. These books have been field-tested, revised, and used successfully for many years, making them classics with up-to-date appeal. Besides training students in the basic skills needed for life, A Beka Book traditional mathematics books teach students to believe in absolutes, to work diligently for right answers, and to see mathematical facts as part of the truth and order built into the real universe.

While secular science textbooks present modern science as the opposite of faith, the A Beka Book science texts teach that modern science is the product of Western man’s return to the Scriptures after the Protestant Reformation, leading to his desire to understand and subdue the earth, which he saw as the orderly, law-­abiding creation of the God of the Bible.

The A Beka Book Science and Health Program presents the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the man-made idea of evolution. Further, the books present God as the Great Designer and Lawgiver, without Whom the evident design and laws of nature would be inexplicable. They give a solid foundation in all areas of science—a foundation firmly anchored to Scriptural truth. Teachability is assured through accurate, interesting writing, carefully planned demonstrations that can be performed with a minimum of equipment, chapter terms and questions, full-color illustrations, consideration of the interests and comprehension skills of students at each grade level, and detailed Curriculum/Lesson Plans.

Thought and language are foundational to acquiring and transmitting knowledge. Therefore, the teaching of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature in education is of particular importance.

Modern linguists have sought in vain for a credible explanation for the origin of language. Having accepted evolutionary philosophy, they embrace relativism and reject any discussion of language being governed by rules or claims that some expressions are better than others. This explains many English programs today, but it is easy to see in language a structure which reflects logic, reasonableness, and orderliness.

This is why A Beka Book grammar books emphasize structure, rules, analysis, and the kind of practice that aims at mastery. This is why we place an importance on correct spelling and the continual enlargement of each student’s vocabulary. This is why we aspire to provide students with examples of the very best literature of the ages, and this is why we emphasize the continual improvement of writing abilities.

Sports

A good Sports Program can be an important part of developing a balanced young person. Though we are not trying to shape athletes for college or professional athletics, we are training them in the spiritual values of team work, diligence, perseverance, a positive attitude, and plain-old hard work. If there is something to be learned from sports that can make us into a successful winning adult with character that pleases our Lord Jesus Christ, then we want to teach that to our children. Christian school athletics can be a tool used to that end.

Jacksonville Christian Academy is the home of the Eagles basketball and volleyball teams. JCA provides sports teams for the 7th through 12th grades in the Junior High and Senior High Divisions of the Arkansas Christian School Association. JCA’s Elementary Sports Program involves students in grades 3-6, and also participates in the A.C.S.A.

Jacksonville Christian Academy holds the A.C.S.A. Senior High State Championship banners for the 1996, 1999, 2001, and 2008 school years. JCA is the state champs in Junior High basketball for 2007, 2010 and 2014. JCA is the state champs for Elementary Basketball in the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons. Go Eagles!

 

Jr. & Sr. High Boys Basketball Girls Volleyball
Monday 3:15 – 5:00
Tuesday 3:15 – 5:15
Wednesday
Thursday 3:15 – 5:00
Friday * — 3:15 – 5:15

*There will be no basketball or volleyball practice on days when there is a game, unless you are notified otherwise from the coach. (updated 8/24/15)

Game Schedule for 2016-2017 Coming Soon

Away Game Locations and Directions

Cleburne County Christian School, Heber Springs
1111 S 6th St, Heber Springs, AR
(501) 362-6052

 

Take Hwy 5 north off Highway 67-167, just north of Jacksonville. Go approximately 28.5 miles to Rose Bud. Turn right at the stop sign and then left staying on Hwy 5 North toward Heber Springs. Stay on Hwy 5 about 12 miles to Hwy 25 North. Go right on 25/16. After about 4000 feet, take a left to stay on 25. Stay on that road down the mountain. Near the bottom of the mountain, take a left at the first Heber Springs Exit, Hwy 25 Business. Go about 1 mile. An electrical power substation will be on the right. Turn right at 6th Street just below this substation. (If you miss this first street, then turn right at the next street called Putman, which will also bring you directly into the property.) The church and gym will be on the right just over the hill.

Batesville Christian Academy
445 White Drive, Batesville, AR
(870) 698-1053

 

  1. Take US-67 North
  2. Take exit 55 for US-167/US-64 toward Batesville
  3. Turn left at AR-167/AR-367/US-167/US-64
  4. Continue to follow US-167 (34.9 mi)
  5. Slight left at Barnett Dr (0.4 mi)
  6. Take the 1st left onto AR-69/White Dr, the church and school are 1/2 mile on the right.
Heritage Christian School, Little Rock
4910 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock, AR
(501) 568-1778

 

  1. Take Interstate 430 South to Stagecoach Road.
  2. Exit off the interstate.
  3. Go left at the stop sign.
  4. Go 2 miles down the road.
  5. The church and school will be on the left.
Maranatha Baptist Christian School, El Dorado
1901 East Detroit, El Dorado, AR
(870) 863-9931

 

Take Hwy 167 South to El Dorado. Hwy 167 will split into 167 and 167 Business. Go left on 167 to the Business 82 Exit (this is the 4th exit-just after the Hillsboro Exit). Turn right on 82. Turn left on Center Street and then left on Quaker Street. Go through one stop sign and the road will turn into Sharp Street. Go to Detroit Street. The gym will be up the hill on the left.

Maranatha Baptist Academy, Pine Bluff
5820 W Holsey St., White Hall, AR 71602
(870) 247-1505

 

Take Hwy. 67/167 South to Hwy. 440 (I-440). Travel on I-440 past the airport and exit left at the Pine Bluff exit to I-530. Follow I-530 South to Exit 34 for US-65-BR S toward White Hall. Turn left at Sheridan Rd/US-270/US-65-BR. Slight right at Dollarway Rd. Sharp right at W Holsey St.

Riverview Baptist Christian School, Morrilton
123 Riverview Rd, Oppelo, AR 72110
(501) 354-0327

 

Take Hwy. 67/167 South toward Little Rock. Head west on I-40 to Fort Smith. Travel to Exit 108 at Morrilton. Turn left onto AR-9. Turn right onto Riverview Rd. Turn slight left to stay on Riverview Rd. End at Riverview Baptist Christian School.

Trinity Christian School, Bradford
1079 Velvet Ridge Rd, Bradford, AR
(501) 344-2764

 

Take Hwy 67-167 North to Bradford. Turn left and go over railroad tracks through the town to where the road splits. Turn left. Trinity Baptist Church and School is about 1 mile after the split.

Victory Baptist Academy, Benton
5386 Highway 67, Benton, AR 72015
(501) 315-5005

 

Take Highway 67-167 through Little Rock or travel west on Interstate 440 to Interstate 30 West to Benton. Take Exit 114, turn left under the overpass and continue straight. The school is on the right.

Bethel Baptist Schools
6001 Goodman Road, Walls, MS
(601) 781-7774

(148 mi – about 2 hours 23 mins)

  1. Head southwest on US-167 S/US-67 S
  2. Take the exit onto AR-440 W
  3. Take the exit toward I-40 E
  4. Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-40 E and merge onto I-40 E
  5. Continue on I-55 S (signs for Jackson/I-55/Memphis)
  6. Entering Tennessee
  7. Take the exit onto I-55 S
  8. Take exit 7 for US-61 S
  9. Merge onto S 3rd St/TN-14/US-61
  10. Entering Mississippi
  11. Continue on MS-61
  12. Take the exit toward Goodman Rd/MS-302
  13. Turn left at Goodman Rd/MS-302

Pre-School

JCA Preschool provides childcare for working parents in a loving Christian atmosphere. Our program is designed to be an extension of the home; our staff to be an extension of the parent.

We maintain the concept of developing the total child and meeting their needs. We realize the demanding responsibility involved in the proper care and training of children and pride ourselves in being a “learning center” rather than a babysitting service.

Our preschool is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and provides childcare for ages 2 ½ through 4. Our North Branch offers childcare for ages 3 to 5, including a Kindergarten class.

Full-day students receive a free hot lunch daily as well as free Before & After Care from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please keep in mind that a child may only stay in preschool and daycare a maximum of 10 hours per day.

Academic hours are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We recommend that students arrive at school by 7:45 a.m. so they are in their classes by 8 a.m.

What will my child learn at Jacksonville Christian Preschool?

Prospective Parent See Below
2 Year Old

Language development and listening skills that include:

  • Color Words
  • Shapes
  • Animals
  • Transportation
  • Countries
  • Community Helps
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Manners
  • Science
3 Year Old

Recognition of name, sounds, and picture for short vowels and consonants. Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case. Language development and listening skills that include:

  • Shapes
  • Animals
  • Transportation
  • Countries
  • Community Helpers
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Manners
  • Science
K-4

Phonics and Reading: Recognition of name, sound, and picture or long and short vowels and consonants. Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words. Reading of sentences and stories with one-and two-vowel words.
Poetry: Twenty-eight poems and finger plays committed to memory.
Cursive Writing: Formation of letters, blends, and words. Writing of first name.
Language: Language development and listening skills that include:

  • Color Words
  • Shapes
  • Animals
  • Transportation
  • Countries
  • Community Helpers
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Manners
  • Science
2 Year Old
  • Simple Counting: 1-25
  • Number Concepts: 1-10
3 Year Old
  • Simple Counting: 1-30
  • Number Concepts: 1-15
K-4
  • Recognition and Counting: 1-100
  • Concepts: 1-20
  • Before and After: 1-20
  • Largest and Smallest: 1-20
  • Addition Facts: +1
2 Year Old
  • Hymns
  • Choruses
  • Memory Verses
3 Year Old

Lessons such as:

  • Creation
  • Noah
  • Boy Samuel
  • Daniel
  • Boyhood of Jesus
  • HeaZachaeus
  • Good Samaritan
K-4
  • Hymns
  • Choruses
  • Memory Verses

Lessons such as:

  • Creation
  • Noah
  • Boy Samuel
  • Daniel
  • Boyhood of Jesus
  • HeaZachaeus
  • Good Samaritan
2 Year Old
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Crafts
3 Year Old
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Crafts
K-4
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Crafts

Learning Artist Skills that Broaden Education

Information provided by the A Beka Book Scope & Sequence (A Beka Book, P.O. Box 19100, Pensacola, Florida 32523)

Before and After Care

Hours

Before Care: 6:00 – 7:45 a.m.
After Care: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Details

Parents are only charged for the days their children are present in the Before & After Care Program.
Charges are given as a flat rate not an hourly rate.
Before and After Care charges are due the 15th of every month along with the monthly tuition payments.
After care # (from 3:30 – 6:00 pm only)… 501-985-9954

  Cost:

Before Care
(per child, per day)
After Care
(per child, per day)
Late Pick-up
Charges (after 6:00pm)
Kindergarten Free Free $5 for first 15 minutes;
$2 for every 5 minutes after
1st – 6th Grades $2.00 $3.00

Please keep in mind that a child may only stay in preschool and daycare a maximum of 10 ours per day!

Tuition

Prices do not include registration fees, facility fees, graduation fees, new enrollment testing fees, books, fundraiser opt-out fees, or before and after care fees. Jacksonville Christian Preschool North K-5 excluded. Jacksonville Christian Preschool Excluded. Discounts do not roll over between JCP, JCPN, or JCA.

Total

Jacksonville Christian Academy
K5 to 12th grade

Registration

K5 $85.00
1st – 12th $135.00

Registration fees are on a per student basis and are non-refundable. Families pay no more than $325.00 per family.

JCA Fees

Facility Fee (per family) $150.00
K5 Graduation Fee $50.00
New Enrollment Testing Fee (if applicable) $30.00

Other Fees: School Accident Insurance, Arkansas Christian School Association Fee, Yearbook, Stanford Achievement Test

$95.00

 

JCA Books*

Kindergarten $241.00 7th Grade $296.00
1st Grade $378.00 8th Grade $318.00
2nd Grade $363.00 *9th Grade $460.00
3rd Grade $383.00 *10th Grade $441.00
4th Grade $356.00 *11th Grade $498.00
5th Grade $365.00 *12th Grade $477.00
6th Grade $365.00

(Prices are as of 5/26/17, and are accurate for the 2017-18 school year. These prices change a little each summer based on the charges from the Publisher)

*    Maximum book fee based upon courses offered. JCA uses the A Beka Book curriculum. High school book fees will vary due to the courses selected. 7-12th grade book prices are not yet final. Book fees change slightly every year due to the costs passed on to us from the Publisher.

Tuition

Grade Tuition 10 Month* 12 Month**
K5 – Half Day $2,760 $276 $230
K5 – Full Day*** $3,400 $340 $284
1st – 6th $2,840 $284 $237
7th – 12th $3,120 $312 $260

Fundraisers

Over the last 15 years, JCA has had only few small tuition increases – due to the success of our fundraising efforts. Parents have the option to pay the “Fundraiser Fee” if they choose to not participate in the 2 scheduled fundraisers. The Fundraiser Fee is not due until the end of the Semester.

Fall Opt. Out Fee $180.00
Spring Opt Out Fee $180.00

*     Tuition payments based on 10 monthly payments that begin August 15 and end on May 12.
**   Tuition payments based on 12 monthly payments that begin June 15 and end on May 12.
***  Full-day kindergarten rates include free Before & After Care and free, daily hot lunches.

Notes for Academy Tuition

Any family with more than one child enrolled in the Academy will receive a 10% discount for the second child, a 20% discount for the third child, etc.

A 10% tuition discount is given if tuition and fees are paid in full by August 11.

Jacksonville Christian Preschool

Registration is $85.00 per student. (Registration fees are non-refundable)

Half Day

$217/month

K2½, K3, K4, JCPN K5

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

10 Easy Payments




Full Day

$340/month

K2½, K3, K4, JCPN K5

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

10 Easy Payments

Free Daily Hot Lunch

Free Before Care

Free After Care

Best Value

Preschool Books

$38K2 1/2
$51K3
$111K4

Preschool Fees

$15
School Accidental Insurance Coverage
$10
Arkansas Christian School Association Fee
$45
Cash Supply Fee for K2 1/2 to K4
$30
Yearbook Fee - K4 ONLY
Students in K4 will also have the additional cost of uniforms.

 

Fundraisers

Over the last 15 years, JCP has only had a few very small tuition increases due to the success of our fundraising efforts. Parents have the option to pay the “Fundraiser Fee” if they choose to not participate in the 2 scheduled fundraisers. The Fundraiser Fee is not due until the end of the Semester. The current fundraiser opt-out fee is $180.00 per semester.

Notes for Pre-school Tuition

All monthly payments are due the 1st of each month. If payments are not received by the 5th of the month, a service fee of $1 per business day will be added to your bill. After 10 days delinquency, the student must be removed from school.

Any family with more than one child enrolled in the preschool will receive a 10% discount off tuition for the second child, a 20% discount for the third child, etc. Discounts do not apply between the preschool and academy. A 10% tuition discount is given if tuition and fees are paid in full by August 1.

Dress Code

K4-3rd Grades. Boys are to wear the required school uniform consisting of navy blue pants and red or green pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. K4 does not require a belt, but for K5-12th grade a belt must be worn at all times.

4th-6th Grades. Boys are to wear the required school uniform consisting of navy blue pants and red or green pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. On Wednesday Chapel Day, boys must wear a white button down oxford shirt and navy tie with navy blue pants. A belt must be worn at all times.

7th-12th Grades. Boys are to wear the required school uniform consisting of navy or khaki pleated pants and navy, red, white, or green* pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. Only White T-shirts, having no markings, may be worn underneath the uniform shirts. Undershirts are a must when wearing the white polo.* On Wednesday Chapel Day, boys must wear a white button down oxford shirt, dress tie, navy or khaki pants, and dress shoes. A belt must be worn at all times.

P.E. Uniforms. Boys must wear loose-fitting, dark-colored wind pants with a plain dark t-shirt and tennis shoes with socks. P.E. uniforms should be worn the way the manufacturer intended them to be worn. (Ex: no rolling sleeves, tying shirt hems, hiking pant legs.)

Sweatshirts & Jackets. A JCA emblem sweatshirt may be worn on cooler days. Jackets having logos or advertising a product, school, or team may be worn to and from school, but it must be kept either hanging on the appropriate coat rack, locker room, or inside the student’s cubby. Jackets may not be worn to class!

Socks. Socks must be worn at all times. The may be white of a dark color. All socks must be above the ankle bones.

Shoes. Elementary students may wear dressy, casual or tennis shoes to class. Tennis shoes are recommended over dress shoes due to the playground activities. Secondary students are required to wear either dress or casual dress shoes to class–no tennis shoes! No “high top” shoes. “High tops” are defined as anything above the ankle. No radial or off-beat colors allowed. Boots and sandals are not permitted. Shoes should be worn the correct way with tongues underneath completely tied laces.

Jewelry. Necklaces, earrings or bracelets are not permitted. Watches are permitted.

Other. No male student will have a tattoo or body piercing. Old, worn out, faded or discolored clothing may not be worn. Uniform shirttails must be tucked in at all times.

Hair. Hair should be thinned and properly trimmed around the ears. Sideburns are not to extend farther down than the middle of the ear and are to be neatly trimmed. Hair should be off the ears and collar and cut in a generally tapered manner in keeping with the natural hairline. No fades, sculptured looks, rat-tails, ponytails, shaved heads, “punk” styles, “bowl” cuts, lines, dyed hair, or other faddish hair styles are permitted. *Hair may not be longer than 3/4 inch when worn as a flattop or gelled in the front.

NOTE: Any article of clothing the Administration feels is not appropriate will not be allowed. The administration reserves the right to determine if dress or appearance is appropriate. Parents will be notified of inappropriate dress or appearance and will be given the necessary steps for correcting the problem.

*Changes Effective 08/2010

Dresses & Skirts. These should be worn at all times. They must be of modest fit and length (to or below the knee). Dress or skirt length can be measured by the student kneeling on the floor to ensure that the hem touches the floor.

NO SUNDRESSES or spaghetti-strap dresses are to be worn unless there is a blouse underneath. No short dresses with matching bloomers, shorts (unless worn underneath dresses for modesty), pantsuits or slacks may be worn. Clothing should not have emblems that advertise a product, place, monster, slogan, super hero, Hollywood stars, etc.

Socks. Socks should be worn every day. The socks may be ankle or knee length. Plain colored leotards may be worn in cold weather. Leg warmers are permitted on the playground only in cold weather.

Shoes. Tennis shoes, casual type shoes or dress shoes may be worn. No “high tops” or “cuff” style shoes are allowed. “High tops” are defined as anything above the ankle. No jellies or sandals are permitted. Shoes must be clean, without holes and in good repair.

Hair. Must be clean, combed and styled in such a way that it is controlled away from the eyes. Extremely short haircuts are not allowed.

Jewelry. Girls may wear small earrings and necklaces. Flashy, gaudy or long dangling earrings or jewelry are not permitted. This includes questionable rings, “choker” necklaces and watchbands. Only one earring in each ear is allowed. This will be worn on the ear lobe. No toe rings or ankle bracelets allowed.

Makeup. Only light colored nail polish, if any, may be worn. No makeup is allowed.

NOTE: Any article of clothing the Administration feels is not appropriate will not be allowed. The administration reserves the right to determine if dress or appearance is appropriate. Parents will be notified of inappropriate dress or appearance and will be given the necessary steps for correcting the problem.

K4-3rd Grades. Required uniform consisting of a plaid belted jumper and white blouse. Jumpers must be knee-length or longer.

4th Grade. Girls in the fourth grade have the option of wearing either the plaid belted jumper and white blouse or the plaid skirt and navy, green, or red pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. Jumpers and skirts must be knee-length or longer.

5th-6th Grades. Required uniform consisting of a plaid skirt and navy, green, or red pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. Skirts must be knee-length or longer.

7th-12th Grades. Required uniform consisting of either a navy or khaki A-line skirt with a kick pleat in the back with a navy, red, white, or green* pullover knit shirt with the JCA emblem on it. Only White T-shirts, having no markings, may be worn underneath the uniform shirts. Undershirts are a must when wearing the white polo.* The skirt must be below the knee. Wednesday Chapel Day: Hose and dress shoes are required with the regular uniform.

P.E. Uniforms. School approved knee-length culottes are to be worn with a plain dark t-shirt and tennis shoes with socks. P.E. uniforms should be worn the way the manufacturer intended them to be worn. (Ex: no rolling sleeves, tying shirt hems, etc.)

Sweatshirts & Jackets. A JCA emblem sweatshirt may be worn on cooler days. Jackets having logos or advertising a product, school, or team may be worn to and from school, but it must be kept either hanging on the appropriate coat rack, locker room, or inside the student’s cubby. Jackets may not be worn to class!

Socks/Hose. Elementary girls are required to wear either socks or leotards at all times. Secondary girls must wear plain socks or hose at all times. No striped or designed socks/hose should be worn. All socks must be above the ankle bones.

Shoes. Dress, casual, or tennis shoes are to be worn to class. Secondary students are required to wear either dress or casual dress shoes to class–No tennis shoes! Tennis shoes should be worn for P.E. activities. No sandals, opened toe or open heal shoes may be worn (clogs). No “high tops” or “cuff” type shoes are allowed. “High tops” are defined as anything above the ankle. No jellies or thong type sandals are permitted. All shoes must be clean, in good condition, and with no holes. High heeled shoes are not permitted.

Jewelry. Girls may wear small earrings and necklaces. Flashy, gaudy, or long dangling earrings or jewelry is not permitted. This includes questionable rings “choker” necklaces, and watchbands. Only one earring in each ear is allowed. This will be worn on the ear lobe. No toe rings or ankle bracelets are allowed.

Makeup. Only light colored nail polish, if any, may be worn. Elementary girls are not permitted to wear any makeup. Secondary girls may wear makeup that is light and not obvious.

Hair. Must be clean, combed, and styled in such a way that it is controlled away from the eyes. No “punk” styles. Short boy cuts are not permitted. No curlers or gaudy hair fashions are to be worn in the hair. Hair must appear natural looking, not streaked or dyed unnatural colors.

Other. No female student should have a tattoo or body piercing other than a single piercing in each ear lobe. Old, worn out, faded, or discolored clothing may not be worn. Uniform shirttails must be tucked in at all times.

Female students are not permitted to wear shorts, pantsuits, jeans, or gauchos to any school-sponsored event! We ask that parents also abide by the standards set by the Administration when inside the JCA buildings, and especially when attending or going with us to an activity.

Pants. Jeans or dress slacks are appropriate. Short pants are not allowed. Pants are to be in good condition, not badly faded out, or with patches or holes. Army fatigues, camouflage and mod apparel are considered inappropriate.

Shirts. Pullovers or traditional shirts may be worn. Shirts may not have emblems that advertise a product, slogan, place, monster, super hero, Hollywood star, etc., printed on them. Shirts are to be tucked in at all times.

Socks. Must be worn at all times and be in good condition, clean, and without holes.

Shoes. Tennis shoes, casual type shoes or dress shoes may be worn. No sandals are permitted. All shoes must be clean, without holes and in good repair.

Hair. Must be trimmed in the back and must not hang over the collar. Hair on the sides of the head must be tapered so that it does not touch the ear. Hair is to be neatly cut and combed so that it is no lower than the middle of the forehead–approximately two fingers above the eyebrows. Sideburns are to be no longer than the ear opening. “Skater” cuts, fades, “hi-lows,” lines, or blocked hairstyles are not permitted. Regular hair checks will be conducted.

Jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, or bracelets are not permitted. Watches are permitted.

Other. No male student is permitted to have tattoos or body piercing.

NOTE: Any article of clothing the Administration feels is not appropriate will not be allowed. The administration reserves the right to determine if dress or appearance is appropriate. Parents will be notified of inappropriate dress or appearance and will be given the necessary steps for correcting the problem.

Location and Directions

Jacksonville is located about 11 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas on Highway 67/167 North. We are less than 2 minutes from the Little Rock Air Force Base front gate.

Traveling North (from Little Rock or North Little Rock)
  • Take Highway 67/167 to the Little Rock Air Force Base Exit (Exit 11). Turn left at the stop sign.
  • Turn left at the traffic light.
  • Immediately move to the right turn lane as you travel under the overpass.
  • Turn right at the stop light on John Harden Drive.
  • Travel straight on John Harden Drive which will then turn into North First Street.
  • Bible Baptist Church and Jacksonville Christian Academy are located on the right hand side of the road. The address is 3301 North First Street.
Traveling South (from Cabot, Beebe, or Searcy)
  • Take Highway 67/167 to the Little Rock Air Force Base Exit (Exit 11). Turn right at the traffic light.
  • Bible Baptist Church and Jacksonville Christian Academy are located on the right hand side of the road. The address is 3301 North First Street.

Contact Us

501-982-7522

3301 N. First St. Jacksonville, AR 72076

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Jacksonville Christian Academy