Lifelong Independent Virtual Education

Welcome to JCS-LIVE

Are you tired of status-quo education where every student is treated the same regardless of their ability? If so, it is time to explore truly personalized education through JCS-LIVE where your child is the center of their own learning. JCS-LIVE is a virtual online, independent study, program that focuses on building lifelong skills with our students. Students work with credentialed teachers to establish a plan, schedule and set personal goals to help them reach mastery. Content is built around career and college readiness starting in elementary school.

Our focus is on supporting students’ interests by personalizing learning to meet their unique needs and to incorporate their areas of interest, while still teaching the state standards. Students advocate for themselves and acquire (or develop) the skills needed learn how to be independent thinkers and learners with the encouragement and support of JCS-LIVE faculty and staff.  The parent supports students as the learning coach.  JCS-LIVE is an independent home study program, and therefore parent participation is required at every grade level. We serve students in San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and Imperial counties.

JCS-LIVE has LIVE classes at both individual grade levels as well as grade-band classes offered by credentialed teachers. Students attend required mentor and tutoring sessions weekly. We have in-person optional field trip opportunities each month. In addition to weekly core-content classes, we have student-run clubs and activities, as well as elective offerings.  Students are able to make friends at JCS-LIVE even though they are working at home. They also have opportunities to mentor other students, communicate with students abroad, and build connections to the community through service-learning opportunities. Our goal at JCS-LIVE is to make learning fun and engaging for students by encouraging them to use technology in positive and safe ways to build their skills and learning.

All curriculum, including a Chromebook, is provided upon enrollment.  We will personalize what a student needs to be successful. Our goal is to provide each student with a completely personalized education and to inspire and motivate students to challenge themselves and pursue their areas of interest.  Our content is driven by our students. We provide the resources and opportunities to encourage the development of successful, lifelong, independent learners. It is a unique approach to education in that we still meet national and state standards, and allow students to genuinely be in charge of their education and support themselves independently with the guidance of mentors, teachers, and tutors.