After School Program 2023-24

A quality, nurturing After School Program is a must for today’s working parents. JA’s After School Program offers weekly options convenient to your schedule and is the perfect alternative to carpools and sitters.

With a staff consisting primarily of JA teachers and assistant teachers, you can be confident in knowing that your child is being cared for and attended to by loving professionals.

JA’s After School Program is available Monday through Friday, starting at 11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for currently enrolled K3 through eighth grade students.

Click below to explore our options and choose which schedule is right for your family.

K3 Lunch Bunch (11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2023-24 school year is August 4, 2023. A registration fee of $50.00 for K3 is required at the time of signup. Contact Hope Burford at 601.368.7398 or hburford@jacksonacademy.org for more information.

The monthly rates include the holiday/school break times so that there is no additional charge. The After School Program is available through the summer months of June and July for JA students enrolled for the 2024-25 school year.

K3 Lunch Bunch (11:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.)

Reservation Day – $15/day
Drop-in Days – $20/day
Registration Fee – $50
Registration Deadline – August 4, 2023

  • Lunch Bunch is available Monday through Friday on the days school is in session.
  • K3 children meet in their classrooms and use their playground. K3 children nap daily. Send a blanket with your child. JA provides sleeping mats.
  • Reservations should be made for days desired by completing the registration form.
  • No toys allowed.
  • The Business Office will post charges to the Tuition Management account. You may login to check your monthly charges.
K3 After School Program (11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2023-24 school year is July 28, 2023. A registration fee of $50.00 for K3 is required at the time of signup. Contact Hope Burford at 601.368.7398 or hburford@jacksonacademy.org for more information.

The monthly rates include the holiday/school break times so that there is no additional charge. The After School Program is available through the summer months of June and July for JA students enrolled for the 2024-25 school year.

Half Day Programs (11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

5 days/wk – $270/month (equates to $2.54/hour)
4 days/wk – $245/month
3 days/wk – $220/month
Drop-in (noon-5:30 p.m.) – $40/day, Lunch Bunch and After School
Drop-in (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) or half day – $50/full day or $25/half day on holidays
Registration Fee – $50
Registration Deadline – July 28, 2023

  • K3 After School is available Monday through Friday. After School includes Lunch Bunch.
  • K3 children meet in their classrooms and use their playground. K3 children nap daily. Send a blanket, an afternoon snack and a bottle of water with your child. JA provides sleeping mats.
  • For additional fees, the program offers Auxiliary (Extracurricular) to any student who wants to participate. An information packet of our auxiliary program will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.  
  • If JA closes school for the day due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control, JA After School will be closed as well.
  • During holidays, the After School hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Bring a lunch, two snacks (morning and afternoon), and a water container.
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Work Days – July 31-August 2, 2023
    Teacher Orientation – August 3-9, 2023
    Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 17, 2023, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 23, 2023 (tentative)
    Thanksgiving Break – November 22-24, 2023
    Christmas Break – December 22-26, 2023
    New Year’s Break – December 29, 2023 and January 1-3, 2024
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 15, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 7, 2024 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – March 29, 2024
    Teacher Work Day – May 23, 2024
  • The Business Office bills After School charges divided in 10 installments throughout the year on Tuition Management. For more information, please call JA Business Office at 601.364.5701.
  • You will be billed for days reserved whether present or not. (We base our staff on reservations.)
K4 & K5 After School Program (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2023-24 school year is July 28, 2023. A registration fee of $50.00 for K4 and K5 is required at the time of signup. Contact Hope Burford at 601.368.7398 or hburford@jacksonacademy.org for more information.

The monthly rates include the holiday/school break times so that there is no additional charge. The After School Program is available through the summer months of June and July for JA students enrolled for the 2024-25 school year.

K4 & K5 After School Program Full Day (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

5 days/wk – $160/month
4 days/wk – $140/month
3 days/wk – $120/month
Drop-in (3:05-5:30 p.m.) – $20/day After School
Drop-in (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) or half day – $50/full day or $25/half day on holidays
Registration Fee – $50
Registration Deadline – July 28, 2023

  • After School is available Monday through Friday.
  • K4 and K5 children meet in the Preschool building.
  • For additional fees, the program offers Auxiliary (Extracurricular) to any student who wants to participate. An information packet of our auxiliary program will be sent home with your child on the first day of school. 
  • If JA closes school for the day due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control, JA After School will be closed as well.
  • During holidays, the After School hours are 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Bring a lunch, two snacks (morning and afternoon), and a water container.
  • During school days, send an afternoon snack and a water container.
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Workdays – July 31-August 2, 2023
    Teacher Orientation – August 3-9, 2023
    Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 17, 2023, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 23, 2023 (tentative)
    Thanksgiving Break – November 22-24, 2023
    Christmas Break – December 22-26, 2023
    New Year’s Break – December 29, 2023 and January 1-3, 2024
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 15, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 7, 2024 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – March 29, 2024
    Teacher Work Day – May 23, 2024
  • The Business Office bills After School charges divided in 10 installments throughout the year on Tuition Management. For more information, please call JA Business Office at 601.364.5701.
  • You will be billed for days reserved whether present or not. (We base our staff on reservations.)
Lower/Middle School – 1st-6th Grade (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2023-24 school year is July 28, 2023. A registration/activity fee of $50.00 for 1st grade, and $100 for 2nd-6th grade is required at the time of signup. Contact Hope Burford at 601.368.7398 or hburford@jacksonacademy.org for more information.

The monthly rates include the holiday/school break times so that there is no additional charge. The After School Program is available through the summer months of June and July for JA students enrolled for the 2024-25 school year.

1st-6th Grade (3:00–5:30 p.m.)

5 days/wk – $160/month
4 days/wk – $140/month
3 days/wk – $120/month
Drop-in (3:05-5:30 p.m.) – $20/day After School
Drop-in (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) or half day – $50/full day or $25/half day on holidays
Activity Fee/Registration:
– 1st Grade (First graders do not go on field trips) – $50
– 2nd through 6th Grade – $100
Registration Deadline – July 28, 2023

  • Lower School After School is available Monday through Friday.
  • 1st through 4th graders meet in the Cafeteria.
  • All Lower School children use the Lower School playground.
  • During the holidays, the After School hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring a lunch, two snacks (morning and afternoon), and a water container.
  • If JA closes school for the day due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control, JA After School will be closed as well.
  • During holidays, special field trips and activities are planned. Activities calendars will be available. Field trips are for those students who have completed 1st grade through the 6th grade.
  • For additional fees, the program offers Auxiliary (Extracurricular) to any student who wants to participate. An information packet of our auxiliary program will be sent home with your child on the first day of school.
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Workdays – July 31-August 2, 2023
    Teacher Orientation – August 3-9, 2023
    Labor Day – Monday, September 4, 2023
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 5, 2023
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 17, 2023, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 23, 2023 (tentative)
    Thanksgiving Break – November 22-24, 2023
    Christmas Break – December 22-26, 2023
    New Year’s Break – December 29, 2023 and January 1-3, 2024
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 15, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 7, 2024 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – March 29, 2024
    Teacher Work Day – May 23, 2024
  • The Business Office bills After School charges divided in 10 installments throughout the year on Tuition Management. For more information, please call JA Business Office at 601.364.5701.
Middle School After School – 7th-8th Grade (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2023-24 school year is July 28, 2023. A registration fee of $50.00 for 7th-8th grade is required at the time of signup. Contact Hope Burford at 601.368.7398 or hburford@jacksonacademy.org for more information.

7th-8th Grade (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

Regular Monthly Fee – $70/month

  • Middle School (7th and 8th grade) After School is available Monday through Friday on school days only.
  • No half days. No holidays. No summer program.
  • Send a bottle of water and a snack for After School daily. 
  • All Middle School (7th and 8th grade) students will meet in Mr. Rex Bradshaw’s Room #202 which is next to the Middle School Office.
  • Students will have an environment that promotes homework/study time.
  • After School Staff will be available to assist students with homework.
  • Every effort has been made to make this a program that meets the needs of our parents and students.
  • The Business Office bills After School charges divided in 10 installments throughout the year on Tuition Management. For more information, please call JA Business Office at 601.364.5701.
Extra Activities

Extra activities on our campus are offered by outside vendors/instructors for additional fees.

Activity

Tech Stars
Stay-n-Play Tennis
Teams of Tomorrow (Basketball)
Bricks4Kidz (LEGO bricks)
Ballet/Tap
Jason Griffin’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts
Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys (Pre-piano)
Soccer Shots
Piano
Violin
i.heart.art
Tumble Bugs
Hip Hop Dance
Chess Club
TechClub

Days Offered

Thurs
Mon
Tues
Mon
Wed
Thurs
Thurs
Fri
Thurs
Tues
Mon
Tues
Wed
Wed
Thurs

Grades

K3-K5
K3-K5
K3-K5
K3-K5
K3-K5
K4-K5
K3-K5
K3-K5
K5
K5
K4-K5
K3-K5
1st-4th
1st-5th
K5-4th

K3=3 year olds; K4=4 year olds; K5=Kindergarten, 5 year olds

Extra Activities Instructors

For Extra Activities details, please contact the instructors directly.

Tech Stars/TechClub
Rebecca Poe
601.853.0607

Stay-n-Play Tennis
Emillia Viljoen
601.927.5794

Bricks4Kidz (LEGO bricks)
Lacey Fondren
laceygriffin@hotmail.com, 646.853.3375

The Studio (Dance)
Rivers McCaskill Walker
601.924.8445

Jason Griffin’s Tiger Rock Martial Arts
Jason Griffin
601.977.9000

Teams of Tomorrow (Basketball)
Johanna Williams
601.813.8931

Soccer Shots
Derek Rooker
derek@soccershots.org, 601.906.1082

Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys (Pre-piano)
Kay S. Rhett
mskayskids@att.net, 601.906.0808

Violin
Sarah Walker
337.280.0009

After School Art
Jackye Barbour and Joy Miller

Private Piano (Preschool and Lower School)
Tammy Thompson
tthompson@jacksonacademy.org

Tumble Bugs
Kerri Hawkins
601.209.2924

Chess Club
Dave Ross
601.862.3660

“Our family wouldn’t know what to do without JA’s After School Program. During the school year, the kids get their homework done and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and activities – all before the evening rush begins at home.”

Ashley Eley Cannady  JA Parent

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