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STEM Students Build Amusement Park

Mr. Power’s fourth grade students are building an amazing project in Lower School STEM lab. Mrs. Gnemi’s class made “Powersland” during their Amusement Park Design mission using LEGO and K’NEX products. Each team made a working attraction and either a concession, game, ticket booth, or bathroom. This project encourages creativity, fine motor skill use, and […]

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YouScience Assessment Helps with Choices

Jackson Academy is dedicated to preparing all students to reach their highest potential and succeed through the college years and beyond. The challenge lies in discovering each student’s unique set of talents and understanding how those talents will drive college major, career, and even life choices. In fall of 2015, the counseling office partnered with […]

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Third Thursdays

Join us for this series of four free sessions about a variety of subjects that impact students and their families. The series is coordinated by Beth Murray-Wilson, Jackson Academy’s Coordinator of Studies and head of JA’s learning diversity program. Beth is certified in both gifted education and dyslexia intervention. To register for a Third Thursday, […]

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Homecoming Court

Our 2015 Homecoming Court included Jeffery Richburg, Brehan Whitehead, Gage Morgan, Sara Brooks Adams, Zach Brister, Meg Rice, Blaine Tierney, Makenna Adams, Gipson Clark, Sam Rhodes, Ford Williams, Rose Maxwell, Nick Beddingfield, Hayley Murphy, Wilder Greenlee, Jessi Cooper, Parker Cole, Joyia Petty, Baley Reed, and Lindsey Nosef.  Serving as Crown Bearer and Flower Girl were […]

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Cliff Kling Elected to SAIS Board

Jackson Academy President Cliff Kling was named to the Southern Association of Independent Schools board of directors during the group’s meeting in Atlanta on October 17-19. He will serve a three-year term. Jackson Academy has maintained a presence on the regional and national level in education organizations for many years, helping the school keep current […]

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Sydney Hays Named Scholar Athlete

JA senior Sydney Hays was recognized October 30 by BankPlus/Blitz 16 as a scholar athlete for 2015-16. WAPT 16 recognizes metro area athletes each week who are strong scholars and also participate in varsity sports. Each winner and the school’s principal or counselor are honored at an end-of-year luncheon sponsored by BankPlus. Look for Sydney’s […]

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Duke TIP Qualifiers

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP) identifies seventh graders who have scored at the 95th percentile or above on a grade-level achievement test. These students are invited to participate in the Duke TIP seventh Grade Talent Search and take either the SAT or the ACT. This year, 55 Jackson Academy students qualified for the […]

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First Quarter Honor Rolls

Academy Honor Roll Twelfth Grade Nick Beddingfield, Allie Brown, Madison Carroll, Robert Crisler, Matthew Faulkner, Daisy Ford, Reid Fracchia, Sarah French, Georgia Gibson, Dalton Gibson, Ford Gordon, Robyn Hadden, Sydney Hays, Kyle Kantor, Parker Kennedy, Camryn Kestenbaum, Abbey Lindsay, Rose Maxwell, Tyler McClellan, Hannah McCowan, Glennis McWilliams, Hayley Murphy, Bryn Noble, Mary Ousley Owen, Annalee […]

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1995 Team Commemorates First Championship

In the fall of 1995, a group of JA students put their hearts on the line to win their first state football championship. What is remarkable about their story is that their coach, Sherard Shaw, had lost his battle with cancer shortly before the championship game. This truly special group of men were back on […]

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JA Recognized as Apple Distinguished School

Jackson Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015-2017. The Apple Distinguished School mark is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. In 2013, JA joined a small group of schools and […]

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