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Our Mission

Jacksonville Academy Online is the virtual academy extension of the Jacksonville Assembly Christian Academy. For over 36 years the objective of our brick and mortar Christian academy in Jacksonville, Florida, has been to assist Christian parents and guardians in the biblical mandate to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord by offering the best Christian academic education possible.

Jacksonville Academy Online exists to support parents and guardians in their biblical responsibility to nurture and train their children. Thus, JAO provides learning opportunities that allow students to experience academic and spiritual development through an individualized, Christ-centered, computer-based, academic experience.

Philosophy

Recognizing that the primary responsibility for education rests with parents (Psalm 78:5, 6), Jacksonville Academy Online serves as an extension of the family to aid parents in this commission. Teaching is training; training for life includes training for eternity. The Bible states, "Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6). Thus our objective is to help Christian parents fulfill this responsibility by educating and equipping their children according to the teachings of Scripture and by providing godly role models. Therefore, JAO is in partnership with parents, delivering proven educational materials through modern technology, and allowing families to receive expert instruction and support practically anywhere in the world.

The philosophy of Jacksonville Academy Online is based on the premise that man’s ultimate purpose is to glorify God (I Corinthians 6:19, 20; 10:31).

The Academy exists to help students reach their full potential by guiding them and developing them spiritually, morally, personally, socially and academically (Luke 2:52). The goal of JAO is to help youth realize the highest principles of moral character, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship and to encourage them to apply these principles to their lives. Our Academy stands without apology for high standards of morality and wisdom.

Our teachers and administrative staff are Christians who are consciously committed to Jesus Christ, knowing their lives serve as examples to those whom they teach. The faculty and staff recognize that only when a student surrenders to the call of God on his life and yields to the  lordship of Jesus Christ can he comprehend his own unique potential in God  (Romans 10:10-13).

We believe that God is truth and is the origin of all truth, and is therefore the author of all areas of academic study. As educators, our Academy intends to continue to teach the basic principles of God’s Word which provide the foundation for all education. Thus being built upon such a strong foundation, the education presented at Jacksonville Academy Online will endure.