The JCS Fine Arts department exists to honor God through excellence in the arts and to encourage the development of the whole child.
As children of a marvelous Creator, the ultimate Artist, each of us has an inherent desire to be creative, a desire that is fundamental to being made “in the image of God.” We see the fine arts not as an extracurricular add-on, but as integral to the mission of the school.
Fine arts at Jackson Christian include choral, drama, instrumental, and visual arts. The choral program consistently has had students accepted into honor groups on the regional and state levels every year since 2012. In 2014, they earned their first Superior ratings in festival competition. Drama produces a large musical every year and frequently travels to showcase their excellent productions. The instrument program has earned Superior and Excellent ratings in both marching and concert festival competitions every year since 2010. The Eagle Marching Band has placed in the top three in their class in regional competitions every year since 2010. Instrumental students have also advanced to honor groups on the regional level every year since 2009. Visual art students explore various mediums, including ceramics, and compete in regional art competitions.
The Mignon and Harry Shelly Fine Arts Center is dedicated to showcasing the excellence in fine arts at Jackson Christian. This facility provides small group space, new outdoor performance areas, storage for the theatre department, and a central home for all the fine arts programs.
The Jackson Christian chorus exists to lead students closer to God through the appreciation of music and to create opportunities for students to use their gifts and talents in a way that enhances their lives and enriches their relationships with each other.