The school curriculum is broad based and is very much in line with the current national curriculum designed to meet the needs of the nation particularly in the domains of modern science and technology.
The school has all it takes in terms of human and material resources and state of the art facilities to provide first class educational services to the students.
THE SCHOOL ACADEMIC YEAR
The school year is divided into three (3) terms:
1st term runs between September and December.
2nd term runs between January and April.
3rd term runs between April and July.
The school day schedule is as follows:
Opening 7:40 am
Assembly 7:40 am - 8:00 am
Dismissal 2:20 pm
Lunch/Siesta 2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Opening 4:00 pm
THE ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
Students in each year are divided into two class sections A and B. This is part of our policy, so as to ensure maximum attention to our students, and also ensure we groom the best. A class teacher is attached to each section and remains with it for at least one academic session. A syllabus is prepared at the beginning of every term and handed out to the students so they know what will be taught to them. Teachers are given a target for the work to be covered.
CURRICULUM (JUNIOR SECONDARY)
The curriculum which usually answers the “WHAT” (do we teach) question of education comprises three parts, namely:
a. The CORE Curriculum (which deals with examinable subjects)-i.e. the Cognitive Domain
b. The CO-Curriculum (which deals with sports and games, labour, societies and clubs, associations)-i.e. the Psychomotor Domain
c. The HIDDEN Curriculum (which deals with attitudes and experiences that can be assimilated)-i.e. the Affective Domain
The perfect blending of these three parts of the curriculum at Ray Jacobs produce self-confident, self-reliant students equipped to face daunting challenges. At the junior secondary school level, the students are exposed to all subjects in the curriculum in the first year but are allowed to make their own choices according to interest and academic ability in the senior secondary classes
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL SUBJECTS
Every student must offer a minimum of ten (10) and a maximum of thirteen (13) subjects chosen from ALL subjects in Group A and at least ONE subject each from Group B and C in the examination year as shown:
GROUP A (Core Subjects)
1. English Language
3. Two Nigerian Languages (including the one in the immediate environment)
5. Basic Technology
6. Basic Science
7. Social Studies
8. Civic (Citizenship) Education
GROUP B (Pre-Vocational Electives)
1. Agricultural Science
2. Business Studies
3. Home Economics
4. Local Crafts
5. Computer Education
6. Fine Arts
GROUP C (Non Pre-vocational Electives)
1. Christian Religious Knowledge
2. Physical and Health Education
GRADING MARKS DISTRIBUTION
Class Assignments 10
Class Exercises 20
Continuous Assessment (Two Tests) 30
Final Examination 30
GRADING: MARKS OBTAINABLE AND INTERPRETATION
90 - 100 A Excellent
80 - 89 B Very Good
70 - 79 C Good
60 - 69 D Pass
50 - 59 E Poor Pass
0 - 49 F Fail
For every subject, students are given at least 5 class exercises, 3 assignments, 2 continuous assessment exams, one project and one final exam. Students’ performances are published after each continuous assessment and the final exam. Results are published with the cumulative average comprising of the average of all overall points made on each subject; class position and position in the whole set. This result will be shown to parents when they come for the visiting days. Each teacher publishes overall points made by each student in tests and assignments prior to recording, so that the students may check for errors. All recordings are made on the computer to prevent any errors. Test results scripts are also returned prior to result recording. Tests and examinations given by each teacher are reviewed by the school to ensure they truly reflect what the students are supposed to have learned.
After every continuous assessment exam, students cumulative averages are calculated. Any student with an average less than 60% is put on academic probation. This restricts the student from participating in certain extramural activities, such as movie night, socials, inter school games, etc. During these activities, the student is made to study. This system is put in place to motivate students lagging behind.
Students that get an A grade at the end of each academic session have their names published on the honors roll, which is publicly announced. This encourages other students to strive for better performances. Other incentives are put in place to make students work harder.
Teachers interact very well with the students. House meetings, class meetings and assemblies are ways we promote teacher-student interactivity. Most of our teachers live in our staff quarters within the school premises, so they can monitor the students more closely. Evaluations of teachers are given by students every term, and these evaluations are reviewed by the school admin and acted upon.