The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Science and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.

It is based on the concept that all young people are capable of achieving real success in school, and that they can have a positive experience of education, if the conditions are favourable.

The Programme is a way of working within the Junior Certificate which is specially designed to help young people who have had a difficult experience of school.

It will provide students with an opportunity for success in school and reward that success with an official record of their achievements, validated by the Department.

JCSP Celebration January 2011