JCS Manzanita Elementary was established in 2012 and is currently a Kindergarten through fifth grade program designed for students who are passionate about extending learning beyond a traditional school. Students attend courses four days a week and Friday is always a home study day. Friday home study work is assigned by you class teacher with parents facilitating this work, creating a productive work environment, and ensuring completion of the days work. This combination of a classroom environment and a home study component allows for a unique relationship with our parents and teachers. Parents also love the home study day because it allows parents to be able to be part of their students education and more aware of their students strengths and needs.
JCS Manzanita Elementary is dedicated to inspiring creativity, confidence, and competence. Our small class sizes allow for personalized instruction, builds student confidence and encourages academic achievement. Students participate in core curriculum classes within a self contained classroom, while physical education is completed as a home study subject. This allows students to pursue personal interests such as dance, karate and swimming and log their physical education minutes every month. In addition, our PE coach does have weekly classes that our students really look forward too.
At JCS Manzanita Elementary we believe a close connection between home and school is crucial to student performance. We are dedicated to supporting parent-teachers and students. We believe that every child is unique, precious, and is worthy of celebrating! We believe that each child deserves a high-quality education from highly-trained and masterful teachers. Our teachers and other staff members make it their mission to come to know each child’s special talents, learning styles, strengths, and needs.
JCS Manzanita is dedicated to, inspiring creativity, confidence, and competency.
The mission of JCS Manzanita Elementary is to help young people become avid scientists, readers, writer, mathematicians, historians, engineers, musicians, actors and artists. We encourage students to develop and follow their individual passions. We accomplish this goal through our unique approach to education which treats each child as an individual and honors their talents. ICLM is a resource rich environment which advocates for strong parent - teacher partnerships.
We are a family at JCS Manzanita! We know how important it is to establish a community where parents are our partners. Parents are co-teachers on home study days, and they serve as classroom volunteers, field-trip guides, PTO members, and assist with community service efforts. Together we nurture the whole child while creating lifelong learners and the leaders of tomorrow.