News

JA Teams Earn First Place for Mississippi in Global Competition

Robotics teams in Jackson Academy’s fourth grade earned first place in the state in a global competition for lower school students. The four JA teams that completed the coding challenge each earned a perfect score. They all tied for first place in the state of Mississippi. Globally, the JA teams were among only 180 of […]

Read More

Lower School Teams Code in Global Competition

This year, a systematic coding curriculum has been added to the Lower School STEM program for grades first through fourth. Using various age-appropriate robots and apps, the students learn programming, predicting, and problem-solving skills. As part of their learning experience, the fourth graders participated in the global Wonder League Robotics Competition along with 5,200 schools […]

Read More

JA Announces Vice President and Dean of the School Appointment

Jackson Academy President Cliff Kling has announced that Jack F. Milne has been named Vice President and Dean of the School. Milne will fill the role of senior administrator overseeing academics, arts, athletics, and student life upon the retirement of JA’s current Headmaster, Pat Taylor, in May 2017. “Jack brings a wealth of experience and […]

Read More

Pat Taylor Recognized by SAIS

JA Headmaster Pat Taylor accepts 2016 SAIS Distinguished Service Award The SAIS Distinguished Service Award is presented to a head of school or administrator who has spent 25 years of service to one school as well as service to SAIS in recognition of a distinguished career in independent education. The recipient of this award is […]

Read More

Eight Students Represent Their Communities in Leadership Programs

Each year, JA is proud to have several students chosen to participate in youth leadership programs across the Jackson metropolitan area. This year Trussell Jones, Charles Beneke, and Mary Mitchell have all been inducted into the Youth Leadership Jackson program. Chloe Owens has been chosen to serve on the Mayor’s Youth Council. Blaine Bowman and […]

Read More

A Little Birdie Told Us

Jim Tomlinson ’95 We’ve recently received news about a few of our many outstanding JA alumni. 2013 graduate Natalie Jones was selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist and was on the homecoming court at MSU; four MSU football players are representing JA on the MSU football team and Jamaal Clayborn will represent MSU at the […]

Read More

Three Students Participate in Notable Science Event

Kaylan Sanders, Elizabeth Scott, and Allie Perkins Elizabeth Scott (senior), Allie Perkins (junior), and Kaylan Sanders (sophomore) were selected to participate in the highly notable Perry Initiative all-day event November 5. This competitive program selects only certain applicants around the country to participate in an educational event during which female students learn hands-on about the […]

Read More

Students Read Books to Feed Communities

Read a book. Feed a community. It’s a simple concept that fifth and sixth graders in Nan Dear and Shelle Pinkard’s classes are learning through the program Read to Feed through Heifer International. The program works like this: Students enlist a sponsor who donates a pre-determined amount of money for each book the student reads. […]

Read More

Cross Country Honors Team Members at Banquet

Cross country has wrapped up another great season with impressive finishes for both girls and boys. The Raiders finished second at the MAIS State Championship, while the Lady Raiders finished fourth. Hunter Murray coaches cross country. Team captains for the year were Phillip Talley and Win Varner. Varsity and junior varsity awards presented at the […]

Read More

70 Riders Compete in JA’s Horse Show

The first Jackson Academy horse show, held November 12-13 at the Canton Multipurpose and Equine Center in Canton, was a huge success. Eight teams from five states took part in the show, with 70 riders and 35 horses. There were 164 rides on Saturday and 164 rides on Sunday. Jackson Academy was Reserve Champion both […]

Read More