The JAA has made significant financial contributions to the following initiatives over the years.
Learning Commons Project
The JAA has pledged the largest, single commitment of $300,000 toward the Learning Commons renovation project. This project includes the renovation of the Upper School library at Jackson Academy into a multifunctional Learning Commons, a central hub for student learning, collaboration, technology and innovation.
C.A.R.E. (Classroom Academic and Resources Enhancement) Grants are provided by the JAA to our classrooms for projects, equipment, materials, field trips, and programs. These grants enrich and enhance the educational experience of our students. Individual teachers, groups of teachers, or departments may submit grant requests. There is no limit on the number of applications a teacher may submit, whether individually or in groups. There is a monetary cap awarded for each application. Award announcements are made at the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon every other March. Download the C.A.R.E. Grant Application
The 21st Century Learning Initiative
The JAA provided a significant contribution to our school’s 21st Century Learning Initiative. The transformation to a digital learning environment for all students started in 2012 thus preparing students for 21st century citizenship. Partnering with Apple, Jackson Academy now has achieved 1:1 status for all students and is at the forefront of technology, using it as a tool to foster 21st century skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration.
The JAA has provided a significant contribution to the Jernberg Scholarship in 2014. The Jernberg Scholarship, created in honor of former Headmaster and President Peter Jernberg, is a competitive scholarship that provides full tuition and fees (includes select fees in school sponsored clubs, activities, and sports) to exceptionally gifted students who have some demonstrated financial need. The scholarship helps students entering fifth through eleventh grade, who demonstrate outstanding academic success and motivation to excel in a challenging, innovative environment, obtain a Jackson Academy education.
Enhancements to Raider Field
The JAA partnered with the Jackson Academy Athletic Booster Club to contribute together over $300,000 to the resurfacing of Raider Field. Raider Field is used in many aspects of the school and will benefit many students in the JA community. This project will be complete by the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.