Creative Inspiration Journey School (CIJS) is located at 2030 Old Hickory Tree Rd., St. Cloud, FL and is a tuition FREE public charter school for Pre-k through 5th grade elementary, focusing on self discovery, creativity, and imagination in a friendly and safe educational environment. This tuition free 41,000 sq ft. innovative school, inspired by Reggio Emilia, is currently under construction but will be open for the 2019-2020 school year.
At noon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, Creative Inspiration Journey School will be holding one of its free Information Seminars at the St. Cloud Veterans Memorial Library where the community can learn more about what CIJS has to offer to its students.
Every child brings deep curiosity and potential; this instinctive curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. The Reggio Emilia approach is centered on fundamental values about how children learn. The core fundamental values include teaching based on the scientific method, collaborators (teacher, parent, and child) who evolve in the process of learning and assessment based on documentation of performance, rather than formal testing.
The curriculum is based on inter-disciplinary, experiential, hands-on learning which is well-balanced and designed to foster each child’s growth in social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Children are viewed as competent, capable, resourceful, interactive, resilient and inventive learners. CIJS allows room for teacher and child-directed activities that utilize critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration.
CIJS will have an onsite agricultural experience which will prepare students to be problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, through the use of its three-circle model. Classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and experiential learning, all combining to offer students a well-rounded aspect to their education that will prepare them for college and the workforce, as well as teach them to be educated consumers. The CIJS agricultural component promotes hands-on learning and responsibility, through the care of animals and gardens. The program introduces students to specific principles in nutrition, physiology, behavior, and reproduction. It introduces healthy eating habits, farm to table meals, inter-dependence of eco-systems, and helps students understand the cycle of food growth.
Enrollment for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year is happening right now. For more information or to enroll visit Creative Inspiration Journey School today!
If you cannot attend the Information Seminar this Saturday at noon, Creative Inspiration Journey School will be holding another seminar on May 22, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the St. Cloud Veterans Memorial Library in the Fisk Room at 810 13th St. , St. Cloud, FL.