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JA Swimmers Take Overall Championship

Earn Second in Elementary Division The Jackson Academy Swim Team once again has shown that we’re simply better together! JA swimmers won the MAIS Overall Championship last week as they have every year but once since 1977. The Overall Championship was awarded to JA for the most points in first through twelfth grades. In the […]

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National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists Make Time for Academics, Activities, and Service Learning how to balance academic pursuits and activities while in high school pays dividends in college and career. Jackson Academy seniors who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program illustrate that taking personal responsibility and challenging oneself, as well as having the support […]

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We’re Better Together! JA Joins ‘Go Gold’ Efforts

Friday, September 9 at the pep rally and the football game, love and support for children and families impacted by cancer was emphasized. Gold clothing, special T-shirts, gold glitter, and gold ribbons abounded as the JA community rallied to recognize and honor the courage of children affected by cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Go […]

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Learning Commons Opens

On Monday, September 12 students got their first official look at their new learning and gathering space. The Upper School library at Jackson Academy was renovated this summer into a multi functional Learning Commons, a central hub for student learning, collaboration, and innovation. The space is inviting, colorful, open, and light-filled, but it is a […]

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Congrats Kellum Clark

Congratulations to freshman Kellum Clark who is the No. 3 ranked baseball player in the nation for the Class of 2020. 2020 Rankings Profile    

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Classes Collect Books for Inmates

In cooperation with Big House Books, Katharine Todd’s classes are collecting books for inmates in Mississippi correctional facilities, both juvenile and adult. Dr. Todd will be sponsoring a book club this year to give students the opportunity to support Big House Books and raise awareness of its mission. So far, students have collected three large […]

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Students and Faculty Initiate Ways to Help Flood Victims

JA students and faculty/staff have been mobilizing efforts since mid-August to support victims of flooding in Louisiana. Initiatives began within a couple days of the flooding when an Upper School student began a drive to collect bottled water, clothes, and school supplies. An Upper School faculty member and his class collected cleaning supplies, paper towels, […]

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College Campus Trip Meeting for Parents

Parents, the junior year of high school is the perfect time for a student to begin exploring college options. There is no better way to learn if a college is the right fit than to visit the campus. During this school year, JA has planned a college campus six-day/five-night tour for juniors November 28-December 3. […]

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Students Predicted to Change the World

Three JA seniors were selected among “25 Students Who Will Change the World.” The honor is bestowed annually by Portico magazine upon students who demonstrate excellence and make an impact in their schools, communities, and among their peers. College presidents participate in the selection process. While the story predicts that these outstanding teens will someday […]

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Wilson Furr Named to 2016 Junior Ryder Cup Team

JA student Wilson Furr will be part of a group of 12 junior golfers who will compete at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota September 26-27 as part of the 10th Junior Ryder Cup. The US team will compete against European counterparts. Read more on msnewsnow.com or rydercup.com

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