K-8 Academy

JCS Pine Hills Academy (K-8)


The JCS Pine Hills Academy (K-8) is a program of JCS-Pine Hills Charter School. We are a K-8 small group instruction and home study academy. Small group instruction is offered Monday-Thursday and Friday is a home study day.

During instruction, students participate in hands-on, activity-based Common Core instruction. Our qualified teachers pull from a variety of resources to create meaningful lessons that target both the academic and interest levels of the students.

This program is an excellent fit for students who enjoy working independently as well as collaborating with others. Students are expected to contribute fully to partners/groups and demonstrate learning that meets or exceeds grade-level expectations.

Instructional Hours & Contact Information

Academy Coordinator
Madeleine Burkhart
(951) 719-2944

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:00pm

Academy Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday: Home Study

Kindergarten-3rd Grade:
One home room teacher per small classroom and one class per grade for all grades K-3rd.

4th and 5th Grade:
With one class per 4th and 5th grades, students rotate between two teachers. One teacher instructs Language Arts & Social Studies and the other instructs Math & STEaM.

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Middle School:
Students rotate between three teachers for their core subjects and electives. There is one class per grade for 6th, 7th, and 8th.


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Quick teacher response & small classes allow for a more intimate high school experience. Teachers are of the highest quality in knowledge presentation & differentiated instructional practices. Best decision we made for high school for our child.

JCS Pine Hills Parent

The teachers are very caring to the students. When my daughter started at JCS it was her senior year and she knew no one. The teachers made her feel very welcomed in the new school. She would not stop talking about it for months to how different and welcoming the teachers are compared to a…

JCS Pine Hills Parent

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