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National Merit Recognizes Jackson Academy Senior Dolph Maxwell

Jackson Academy senior Dolph Maxwell has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Jackson Academy is thrilled that Dolph is being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. For many years, Dolph has represented the best of Jackson Academy on the athletic fields, in the arts, and in the classroom,” […]

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Fan Experience a Highlight of the Game for Coach Walker

Jackson Academy is happy to welcome Coach Brandt Walker as associate athletic director. In addition to his associate director role, Walker is the defensive coordinator for the Junior High football team and assists with Varsity football and the boys and girls track teams. Walker comes to JA with 14 years of coaching experience, including a […]

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Ali Dinkins Turns New Page as Preschool Librarian

Shelves stacked high with beloved children’s books line the walls of Jackson Academy’s Preschool Library. Tiny chairs and tables are arranged around the room where Ali Dinkins’ lifelong love of books fuels her enthusiasm and captivates her daily audience of students. Dinkins has always loved picture books. She used them in high school speech classes […]

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Cliff Kling Accepts New Appointment, Jack Milne To Succeed Him

Chair of the Jackson Academy Board of Trustees, Gregory M. Johnston, announced yesterday that school President Cliff Kling has accepted the position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gulliver Schools effective January 1, 2018. Jack F. Milne has been unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees to succeed Kling and lead Jackson Academy […]

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Dr. Jimmy Abraham Gives Keynote Address at Teacher Work Week

During teacher work week, faculty and staff gathered to hear motivating messages from JA speakers and a guest speaker, Dr. Jimmy Abraham. Wright Busching opened the day with a devotional about humility. He offered a quote from noted Christian apologist C.S. Lewis that “there are no ordinary people.” All people are immortal, and we should […]

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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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