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JA Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

New staff were welcomed to JA and participated in orientation in the Learning Commons the week before school opened. New full-time faculty include Jackye Barbour, PK full day assistant; Sara Bannerman, US English; Jonathan Blackwell, graphic artist; Amanda Cross, K3 half-day teacher; Ali Dinkins, Preschool librarian; Rachel Eason, interactive media coordinator; Ashlee Flechas, K3 half-day […]

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STAR Teacher Inspires Students to Explore Science and Engineering

Chemistry teacher Richard West-Griffin joins the Jackson Academy faculty this fall and brings with him a garland of Star Teacher honors strung together by his philosophy that “It’s all about the kids.” West-Griffin’s interest in chemistry began in his pre-teen years with summers spent in school in Naperville, Illinois. At North Central College he was […]

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Apple Distinguished School

What is an Apple Distinguished School? This designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. JA is Mississippi’s first K3-12 school to receive the designation and is part of a small group of schools and colleges worldwide recognized as Apple […]

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JA Baseball Coach Named to Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 

Recognizing his baseball career spanning high school, college, and professional competition as well as coaching, a selection committee representing all aspects of Mississippi sports has named Jay Powell a 2017 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame inductee. The official induction ceremony is Saturday, August 5th at the Jackson Convention Complex. Powell is joined by Marcus Dupree, Rick Cleveland, […]

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Theatre Program Shines Bright Under Director Kerri Sanders

From a life bright with stage lights, Kerri Sanders brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to her new role as Jackson Academy’s theatre director. In her Theatre and Theatre Tech classes, Sanders will guide students in the many facets of theatre while she also directs JA productions, including this fall’s Mary Poppins. For Sanders, […]

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Jackson Academy Appoints Vice President and Dean of the School

Jack F. Milne began his role as Vice President and Dean of the School at Jackson Academy June 1. Milne fills the role of senior administrator overseeing academics, arts, athletics, and student life upon the retirement of JA’s headmaster, Pat Taylor, who retired May 31. “Jack Milne brings a wealth of experience and an impressive […]

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Natalie Ford: Inspired to Pursue Excellence

At Jackson Academy, you are surrounded by a community of supporters— all dedicated to helping you identify your greatest talents, develop your particular gifts, and live with a strong sense of faith and purpose. A natural self-starter, this is just what Natalie Ford needed to help her develop a mastery of speech and debate skills. […]

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Strength and Conditioning Coach Gordon Weir Prepares JA Athletes

Every celebrity was once a student, and Jackson Academy students now share something with a few of Hollywood’s biggest names. Gordon Weir, who has trained the likes of Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, and Alec Baldwin, is bringing his expertise to Jackson Academy as strength and conditioning coach. Fueled by a passion for total fitness and […]

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Quarter 4 Honor Roll

Academy Honor Roll Twelfth Grade Alexandra Barlow, Hope Berry, Lizzie Bowman, Mary Kathryn Brogan, Catherine Burford, Kathryn Butler, Grace Cartwright, Conley Chinn, Callie Hall, Grace Herfurth, Mary Hunter Johnston, Abbie Knighton, Claire McClure, Milla McCormack, Emily McNair, William Mitchell, Chloe Owens, Grace Parry, Sahil Patel, Cole Phillips, Travis Rogers, Alexander Schott, Elizabeth Scott, Malon Stratton, […]

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