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Calling All Future Engineers

John S. Smith and his Introduction to Engineering class visit an Entergy power plant. The world needs more young engineers. That’s the resounding statement of John S. Smith who is teaching Introduction to Engineering at Jackson Academy. In its second year, the class offers college-level engineering and college credit through an arrangement with Mississippi State […]

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Heifer Village Trip Enlightens Sixth Graders

What do a rooster crowing, bartering, lack of sleep, a mouse, and joy in the midst of hardship have in common? All are part of the Heifer Village experience. In March, sixth graders spent a night in this experiential learning setting designed to increase awareness of how hunger and poverty affect people. Student Priya Ray […]

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National Education Leader Speaks to Administrative Team and Board

The former president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Pat Bassett, led a series of in-depth sessions for the Board of Trustees and the leadership team August 13-14. He will lead periodic sessions for JA trustees and staff over the next 18 months. The leadership team heard a presentation on “The Moral Life […]

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JA Launches New Strategic Plan: One Path Forward

On August 6 during Teacher Work Week, JA faculty, staff, and administrators met for a presentation of JA’s 2015-2020 strategic direction. Reflecting on the achievements of the past five years, our faculty, staff, and administration, in conjunction with members of our broader community, have identified core ways we can continue to provide students and families […]

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Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls

Fourth quarter honor rolls are as follows: Academy Honor Roll Twelfth Grade :William Bell, Hunter Berry, Sarah Allen Bowman, Blake Brennan, Caroline Burford, Elizabeth Burford, Kristen Clower, Caroline Duncan, Maris Hardee, Maggie Hubbard, Hannah Jane LeDuff, Jake Manning, Suzie Raines, Tori Roberts, Thad Scott, Mary Brooks Thigpen, Will Tribble, Will Varner, Ann Elizabeth Walker, Matt […]

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Students Develop Skills through Leadership Programs

[slideshow_deploy id=’11411′] JA students are active in leadership development programs in Madison County, the City of Jackson, and the City of Ridgeland. Participants in these programs are nominated by the school and serve with students from schools across the county or city, depending upon the program. Caroline Burford and Hannah McCowan were selected as Junior […]

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Softball in Spring Practice Season; Gearing Up for Summer Practice

Lady Raider Softball has been participating in a spring practice season, as the weather has permitted. In conjunction with spring training, the Lady Raiders competed in several games in March and April preparing for the upcoming 2015 fast pitch season. MAIS fast pitch softball is a fall sport open to female student athletes in grades […]

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Golf Team Wins North AAA Championship

(From left, back): Wilson Furr, Drake Beneke, Conner Beth Ball, Ray Stevens, Daniel Fletcher; (front): Parker Kennedy, Cameron Mobley, Thad Scott, Jack Gnam, and Luke Pitts Congratulations to the JA Golf Team for winning the North AAA Championship with a team score of 301, winning by a combined 33 strokes. Wilson Furr was the medalist […]

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Two JA Groups Get Involved with Heifer International

What do a rooster crowing, bartering, gathering sticks, lack of sleep, a mouse, and joy in the midst of hardship have in common? All are part of the story of the Heifer Village experience. On March 30, sixth graders, faculty, and chaperones spent a night in an experiential learning setting designed to increase awareness of […]

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