What is Enrichment?
The purpose of the JCDS 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 academic coursework. 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, work collaboratively as part of a team and most importantly, they’re fun!
Do all JCDS students participate?
Approximately 72% 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. Activities typically begin two weeks after the start of the school year. The majority of enrichment activities begin immediately after school, specific schedules will vary annually.
Who teaches the activities?
Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) is proud that the most of our enrichment options are instructed by JCDS faculty and staff who are able to share their own talents and passions outside of the academic day. We also partner with selected organizations to provide additional activities for our students. Any non-JCDS instructors are thoroughly vetted and must complete and pass a background check.
If my child is absent from school, can they still participate?
No, students must be present during the school day 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, 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?
Enrichment activities are available in a wide variety of disciplines, with options for students to be active, express their artistic side, or challenge their mind. Below are activities the school has traditionally hosted in past years.
JCDS reserves the right to change enrichment options at any time.