What is Enrichment?
The purpose of the Jacksonville Country Day School Enrichment program is to provide students with introductory exploration and continuing development of character, the arts, academics, and athletics for the enhancement of their JCDS education.
At JCDS, educating the whole child means more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. The JCDS Enrichment program provides engaging on-campus options that supplement and enhance a student’s experience in the classroom. Enrichment activities also provide a place for students to develop lasting friendships. Perhaps most importantly, enrichment activities are fun!
Do all JCDS students participate?
Approximately 78% of JCDS students participate in at least one activity over the course of the school year. Of those who participate, many are enrolled in multiple activities (the average is two). This allows students to experience a range of topics and discover their passions. It is up to each family to decide whether to participate and the number of activities that is best for their child.
When do activities occur?
Most activities are scheduled for once a week, allowing students to participate in more than one activity if they wish. The majority of activities begin immediately after school. Schedules for specific activities may vary annually.
Who teaches the activities?
JCDS is proud that the majority of enrichment options are instructed by JCDS faculty and staff who are able to share their own talents and passions outside of the academic day. While some activities are led by contractors or vendors, JCDS background checks all instructors.
If my child is absent from school, can they still participate?
No, students must be present at school to participate in enrichment classes, athletic events, or events associated with enrichment activities.
Do students get to showcase the skills they learn during enrichment activities?
Each enrichment activity has a different way to celebrate the skills their child has learned. From Chorus and Band concerts to Basketball games and end-of-season tournaments, dance recitals, Art Sharks shows, and Lego League expos, we celebrate and honor the time and effort students spend developing techniques and camaraderie during each activity.
What types of activities are available for my child?
There are three categories of enrichment activities - academics, active, and arts - that take place before or after school. Click a grade level below to explore options available for your child.
JCDS reserves the right to change enrichment options at any time.