The academic journey of Jamaica College is one which has always sought to focus on the holistic development of students. Over the years, the school has undergone various changes but its mandate has remained the same.
The appointment of Mr. Ruel Reid as principal has seen Jamaica College embarking on a new and positive path and continues to show improvement in all areas.
The administration strategic plan guides the efforts of its staff in restoring and maintaining a high standard of academic excellence.
Some of the objects include:
Excellent Academic Achievement
The administration through analysis of the grading system determines performance averages. The results are used to determine what actions need to be taken to improve, encourage or reinforce student’s performance.
Well-rounded individuals, leaders and productive citizens
The curricular outside the standard classroom is geared towards the mental, physical and spiritual development of the students. This aspect of the strategic plan focuses on students’ involvement in co-curricular activities and the various programs offered by the school.
Effective instruction planning and delivery
Assessments are made to ensure that the teacher’s lesson plan is comprehensive and in sync with the syllabi. Assessments are also made on students’ completion of assignments.
Effective family, school relationship building
Parent and teacher consultation are held every term for parents/guardians to meet directly with teachers on the performance and behavior of their son(s).
The National Education Inspectorate in its report stated “Jamaica College has a well developed broad-based curriculum which is regularly modified to cater for the needs of most students.” The report went on further to laud the efforts of the School Board, the Alumni and the Administrative team in restoring Jamaica College to its number one position.
The strategic plan steers the way for improving the school’s performance in the regional examination. Jamaica College continues to show improvements in this area and through continued effort and hard work will become a model institution of academic prowess.