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Students Tour Texas Colleges and Universities

  As their bus pulled through College Station they watched the busy pace of a college campus. It is a pace that Garrett Clarke and Max Rogers will be diving into next fall as they enter college. For Jarvon Gaines, Kelsey Ford, and Elliott Butler there is still another year and a half at JA, […]

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Robot Dash Encourages Accurate and Proficient Coding

Congratulations to the top-scoring teams in the Fourth Grade Coding Competition. Each of the 20 teams had to complete five increasingly difficult challenges utilizing a coding robot named Dash. These challenges required teams to create a sequence of coded commands to complete a series of complex moves and tasks. Points were awarded based on accuracy […]

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Intergalactic Artist Speaks in Chapel

Frank Ordaz spoke to JA’s Upper and Middle School students in chapel while visiting Mississippi to create a documentary of his journey as an artist and Christian. “I knew I was an artist by the time I was 7 years old,” he said. He painted the worlds of “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” […]

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C Spire Coding Competition

Pepper the humanoid robot visited and even danced with JA Upper School students Preston McWilliams, Burkette Moulder, Ashton Berry, Kit McCormack, and teacher Sarah Shaw as they participated in a coding competition. C Spire hosted its second C3 high school competition at its headquarters one day before national S.T.E.M. day. The C3 program features a […]

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First Quarter Honor Rolls

Academy Honor Roll Twelfth Grade Avery Anderson, Janise Bennett, Blaine Bowman, Hadley Brennan, Hannah Collums, Ilana Dallaire, Lacey Irby, Will Laird, Braden Lewis, Dolph Maxwell, Meredith McClellan, Elizabeth McCubbins, Lindsey Nosef, Allie Perkins, Claire Ross, Maggie Smith, Lillie Walker, Emma Ward, Brehan Whitehead, Anna Claire Williams Eleventh Grade Ashlyn Adair, Skylar Alexander, Eeshaan Bajaj, Ashton […]

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Leap of Faith Leads to Technology Advances for Students

3-D Printing. STEM. Student-authored eBooks. Math assignments illustrated in iMovie. Clay models that become animated characters in educational apps. These experiences prepare students for the future and are reasons Jackson Academy has earned the coveted Apple Distinguished School designation for the third time in a row. JA received its first Apple Distinguished School mark in […]

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Four JA Students Tapped for College Athletic Teams

Jackson Academy athletes (from left) Noah Thigpen, Olivia Stringer, Edwin Smith, and Jack Gnam indicated their intent to play college sports at a signing ceremony November 8 in the Learning Commons.   Noah Thigpen Noah Thigpen of Jackson will join the baseball team at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Noah has earned accolades in […]

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Michael Barber Selected for Dandy Dozen

Congratulations to senior Michael Barber for being named to the 2017 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen as one of the 12 best basketball players in the state of Mississippi. He was also selected for the Dandy Dozen in his junior year. Members of the Dandy Dozen are selected by the Clarion-Ledger with input from coaches and basketball […]

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Students Celebrate Mississippi and Success in Statewide Art Contest

Mya Coins, Alex Guild, Abby Fielder, and Lucy Allen have been recognized in the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s ‘Celebrate Mississippi’ art competition. Drawings of futuristic architecture depicted in pencil and ink by Mya Coins received honorable mention in the grades 6-8 division of the visual arts competition. In the statewide K-6 poetry competition, Alex Guild won […]

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Band Marches to Capture 20 Awards This Year

Jackson Academy’s marching band had a stellar year, completing the season with 20 awards and top color guard honors at each of the band’s four competitions. The band attended competitions at Briarcrest School in Memphis, Copiah Academy in Gallman, Choctawhatchee High School in Ft. Walton Beach, and hosted the MAIS Marching Band Championships at JA. […]

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