The only K-8 school in Juneau, the Juneau Community Charter School follows the concept that focus of education should be shifted from how teachers teach to how children can learn best. The school is open to all students in the Juneau School District. There are no prerequisites to admission; however a lottery system is used when the applicants exceed the school capacity.
Established in 1997, Juneau Community Charter School serves grades Kindergarten through eighth, and is collaboratively run by parents and teachers. Located downtown in Juneau, this school has initially started with 50 students and the enrollment has since then expanded to about 100 students, covering a diverse student body.
The school is arranged into 4 classrooms – all multi-grade: kindergarten, first, and second; third, fourth and fifth; as well as sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Along with teachers who teach the regular subjects, the school engages specialty instructors for physical education, cultural education, visual arts, math, general music, piano, choral, and band and string orchestra.
Students of JCCS have consistently scored well in the standardized tests. Apart from the district and state assessments, the school organizes student presentations, arts performances, and inter/intra personal characteristics from the International Baccalaureate Organization for assessing student progress. Extra-curricular activities include photography, rock band, theater arts, wood shop and digital media.
430 Fourth St.
Juneau, AK 99801