Excellence in Education is a standard our faculty, students, and parents strive together to achieve. Many of St. John’s Middle School students successfully enter Bay County public School advanced high school honors programs such as IB, AICE, and MAPPS and become college scholarship recipients.
St. John Catholic School consistently ranks in the top percentile of all U.S. Schools, government or private according to the results of our most recent Standardized Tests (The Iowa Test of Basic Skills, ITBS) which meets the United States Department of Education Criteria.
Many of our students qualify for Duke TIP (Talent Information Program) in which they must achieve a qualifying score in the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally-normed test or state criterion-referenced test. Students in grades 4, 5, and 7 are eligible for Duke TIP. See program details at http://www.tip.duke.edu/.
Recognizing that students learn in many ways, teachers utilize methods that are designed to appeal to a variety of learning styles. St. John School maintains a rigorous academic program. We expect all students to succeed. To achieve that expectation, the program is designed to meet the individual needs of every student.
St. John is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference
The purpose of the accreditation process is to regularly review the education provided by the School and to develop a plan of continued improvement.
Students learn basic academic subjects and Biblical Truths:
- Reading and Literature, English Grammar and Composition
- Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
- Religious Education; Biblical truths, beliefs, traditions
and history of the Catholic faith
- Physical Education, Music, Art, Foreign Language, Computer/technology
- Extracurricular Sports
- Early Drop-off and Aftercare program available
Our Middle School
Middle School is a critical stage as students move from the world of childhood to the challenging time of adolescence. Our teachers and Guidance Counselor take extra time to ensure every student receives individual guidance to encourage personal growth, to build self confidence, and to expand their horizons.
Our Middle School Students have a chance to get a solid academic foundation and to form values and habits that prepare them for high school. Many of our Middle School students excel in the Bay County public high school’s advanced programs such as IB, AICE, and MAPPS.
Middle school classes are located in separate buildings. Students switch rooms for classes. Core subjects are taught by teachers specialized in those areas such as Math, Religion, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science. In addition, our school also has teachers for Visual Art, Music, Physical Education, Computers, Library, and Foreign Language. The curriculum also includes an extensive list of electives designed to meet a variety of student needs and academic interests.
Our students are encouraged and given opportunities to compete in Academic Challenges and competitions such as Science Fairs, Speech Competitions, Social Studies Fairs, Essay Contests, Spelling Bees, Math Competitions and Art Exhibits. They also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations:
National Junior Honor Society
National Junior Honors Society – National Junior Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization that promotes scholarship, leadership, citizenship, character, and service. Members must maitain a 3.5 GPA along with high standards in the previously mentioned areas. Student members work to excel in academics, lead by example, and serve the greater good of others. Many junior members go on to particpate in National Honor Society in high school. NJHS strives to bring out the best in its members and prepare them for success in the future.
Beta Club –BETA is a student organization which helps prepare students to be future leaders. The students are involved in many different service projects throughout the year. The service projects help them to learn their responsibility to their community,and school while preparing them as leaders. To be a member of BETA a student must have a GPA of 3.0.