We offer a well-rounded educational experience which includes both academics and extra-curricular options for students. Parents like the many options given to students for participating in events that peak their curiosity and assist in developing the whole child.
We believe in a transitional approach at CIS to assist students’ success in moving from K-4 buildings to the junior high school. Students like the opportunities to be in a bigger building and make new friends before going to CJHS.
There is a wide range of athletics and club activities for students to participate within to discover their passion as they move forward into secondary education. Some of these include, but are not limited to, the following: basketball, flag football, soccer, cross country, track, volleyball, art club, dance club, drama club, book club, technology club, choir, orchestra, band, etc.
As 5th graders, students have the opportunity to participate in the CCS Orchestra Program at CJHS in the mornings. 6th graders have the opportunity to join Beginning Band, which also takes place at CJHS in the mornings.
5th grade classrooms are all self-contained with students having one teacher for all core subjects (English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies). Science, Art, Music and PE are all taught by specials teachers on a weekly basis. 6th grade students will have two teachers each day. One teacher teaches Math and Science, while the other teacher teaches Language Arts and Social Studies. Art, Music and PE are all taught by specials teachers on a weekly basis.
Math, Reading, and Writing are given a skills grade in a standard A-F grading scale system. Science and Social Studies are given Effort marks only in 5th grade, but have both Skill grades and Effort marks in 6th grade. Art, Music and PE are given Effort marks in both 5th and 6thgrades.