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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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President Shadows Middle School Student

[slideshow_deploy id=’12295′] After shadowing a junior student last year, President Cliff Kling again became a student for the day at Jackson Academy, this time shadowing seventh grader Reagan Bosarge. They began the day in show choir practice, continued with five academic classes, break, lunch, and football practice. They ended the day back at show choir […]

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Volleyball Wins Second Straight Championship

Congratulations to the JV and varsity volleyball teams! JV finished the season 13-3. Varsity finished 35-3 and won the MAIS championship title for the second year. Ranked No. 1 in the state on MS MaxPreps, varsity also won the Gulf Coast Kick-off Classic and the Madison Madness Invitational. Volleyball is coached by Jennifer Bracken, head […]

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Following in His Footsteps

The Great Outdoorsman As Ray Higgins floated down the Chattooga River last summer, he did so with mixed emotions. After 40 years at Jackson Academy, this would be his last “official” year leading the annual rafting adventure. What started as a van full of adventurous middle school students had grown to be the hallmark experience […]

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Faculty Help Students Bridge Senior Year and College Experience

When we think of a doctorate degree, we think of the highest degree attainable in an academic field held by a person who is a subject matter expert. The degree holder imparts knowledge to college students, conducts research, and exemplifies critical thinking. Three faculty members at Jackson Academy have that experience and have chosen to […]

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National Merit Recognizes JA Seniors

Being surrounded by a supportive community makes a huge difference for students. Jackson Academy seniors who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program cite the support of family and teachers as a factor in their success. Yet they also demonstrate that taking personal responsibility and being a self-directed learner are traits that help […]

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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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