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.
Standards of Ethical Conduct assures safe, efficient, and harmonious operations, and to fully inform employees of their responsibilities in this regard. Our school values the worth and dignity of every person, the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.
Our primary concern is the student and the development of the student’s potential. Employees of JAMCA will therefore strive for professional growth and will seek to exercise the best professional judgment and integrity.
JAMCA will ensure that all non-instructional and instructional staff, consultants, and volunteers (all known as JAMCA representatives) complete training and abide by the agency’s Standards of Ethical Conduct.The following standards apply to all programs and special projects:
Concern for the student requires that:
All Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy employees and administrators have an obligation to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Examples of misconduct include obscene language, drug and alcohol use, disparaging comments, prejudice or bigotry, sexual innuendo, cheating or testing violations, physical aggression, and accepting or offering favors. Reports of misconduct of employees should be made to the Principal/School Administrator:
Reports of misconduct committed by administrators should be made to the JAMCA Board of Director or the Office of the Founding Senior Pastor/Chancellor:
Legally sufficient allegations of misconduct by Florida Certified Educators will be reported to the Office of Professional Practices Services. Policies and procedures for reporting misconduct by instructional personnel or school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student are posted in the JAMCA’s reception area, on the bulletin board, in the policy manual, and on our website at www.jamchristianacademy.org.