Trustee Emeritus, New Birth Baptist Church.
Former Board Chair
Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy was a vision for more than 10 years before it began in 2004. Since the planning stages, it was dubbed as JAM Christian Academy, in honor of Dr. John Albert McKinney, a faithful educator, founding member and active leader of New Birth Baptist Church. As a beacon in the community, Dr. McKinney not only served with Miami-Dade County Public Schools as an educator and administrator but as a professor for Nova Southeastern University. Dr. McKinney believed that eduction was the key to success and a better future. Embodied with the same beliefs, Dr. McKinney inspired Bishop Victor T. Curry, to begin the planning of a Christian school that would represent the community of South Florida.
Our philosophy is rooted in the holy Scriptures and affirms respectively, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
We are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of scholastic standards. We are fully committed to providing in a rich and academic environment, which will encourage every student strive to attain excellence. Children reach their highest potential if they have a healthy appreciation of their self-worth.
We deem it imperative that our curricula incorporate a program which emphasizes Christian values and academic excellence. The curricula embraces the concept of developmentally appropriate education and evaluation.