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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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Performing Arts Announces Great Lineup

Into the Woods Cast Fall Choral Concert • Tuesday, October 27, at 7:00 p.m. – PAC FREE – Features Select Choir and Middle School Concert Choir       Into the Woods Tickets on sale now! • Saturday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. – PAC (Doors open at 6:00) • Sunday, November 8, at 2:00 […]

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Band Earns Class A Honors in St. Louis

Congratulations to the JA Band for receiving second place honors in Class A in the Bands of America Regional Competition in St. Louis! This event showcased some of the finest band programs in the country, with 64 groups competing at the Edward Jones Dome. The MAIS State Marching Band Festival is this Saturday, October 24, […]

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Student Led JA Retreat

The Retreat: Ablaze was an amazing experience for the 300-plus students and alumni who were part of this student-led weekend. There was pizza and meeting with team leaders after the game Friday night before heading to the host homes for small group times. On Saturday, there were sessions with speaker Chad Berry and praise music […]

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Students Mentor through Barbara Bush Foundation

Barbara Bush Foundation representatives, Becky Dyer, (second from left) Jill Conner Browne, (center), and Jim Wilkirson (right) met with JA Headmaster Pat Taylor and faculty member Audrey Wilkirson about JA helping bring the Barbara Bush Reading Foundation mentoring program called TeenTrendsetters™ to Mississippi. Jackson Academy has teamed up with the Barbara Bush Reading Foundation TeenTrendsetters™ […]

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