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18 Earn AP Scholar Distinctions

The College Board Advanced Placement Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Students can cite these distinctions among their credentials on applications and resumes. “Students who choose to participate in the AP Program are those who are interested in a challenging course selection that requires independent work […]

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Education Connection—Jernberg Scholars Program

By Marilyn Tinnin For 26 years, the name Peter Jernberg was synonymous with Jackson Academy. His outstanding leadership created a culture of excellence, not just in academics but also through encouraging lives of character, purpose, and community involvement. His influence will remain a cornerstone of the Jackson Academy educational experience. In his honor, the Board […]

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Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Selects JA Baseball Head Coach

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 15, 2017, at the Jackson Convention Complex. Powell joined the JA coaching […]

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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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