After School Program

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 2022-23 school year is August 5, 2022. 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 for JA students enrolled for the 2023-24 school year.

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

Reservation Day – $15/Day
Drop-in Day – $20/Day
Registration Fee – $50
Registration Deadline – August 5, 2022

  • 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.
  • Reservations should be made for days desired by completing the registration form.
  • No toys allowed. JA has a toy closet filled with toys, puzzles, and art supplies.
  • Auxiliary activities for K3 are tennis, basketball, tumbling, LEGO bricks, dance, pre-piano, tech stars and soccer.
  • The Business Office posts After School charges in 10 installments throughout the year. For more information, please call April Messer at 601-364-5701.
K3 After School Program (11:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2022-23 school year is August 5, 2022. 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 for JA students enrolled for the 2023-24 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

  • K3, K4, and K5 After School is available Monday through Friday. Lunch Bunch is included in K3 After School.
  • K3 children meet in their classrooms and use their playground. K3 children nap daily. Jackson Academy will furnish sleeping mats. Send a blanket with your child.
  • Auxiliary activities for K3 are tennis, basketball, tumbling, LEGO bricks, dance, pre-piano, tech stars and soccer.
  • Send a bottle of water and a snack for After School daily.  
  • 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, a morning snack, an afternoon snack and a bottle of water.
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Workdays – August 1-3, 2022
    Teacher Orientation – August 4-10, 2022
    Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 18, 2022, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 24, 2022
    Thanksgiving Break – November 23-25, 2022
    Christmas Break – December 23 and December 26, 2022
    New Year’s Break – December 30, 2022 and January 2-3, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 16, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – April 7, 2023
    Teacher Work Days – May 25, 2023
  • The Business Office posts After School charges in 10 installments throughout the year. For more information, please call April Messer 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 2022–23 school year is August 5, 2022. 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 for JA students enrolled for the 2023-24 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
Registration Fee – $50
Registration Deadline – August 5, 2022

  • After School is available Monday through Friday.
  • K4 and K5 children meet in the Preschool building.
  • Auxiliary (Extracurricular) activities for K4 & K5 are tennis, LEGO bricks, tumbling, basketball, dance, tech stars, art, violin (K5 only), taekwondo, pre-piano and soccer.
  • Send a bottle of water and a snack for After School daily. 
  • 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, a morning snack, an afternoon snack and a bottle of water.
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Workdays – August 1-3, 2022
    Teacher Orientation – August 4-10, 2022
    Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 18, 2022, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 24, 2022
    Thanksgiving Break – November 23-25, 2022
    Christmas Break – December 23 and December 26, 2022
    New Year’s Break – December 30, 2022 and January 2-3, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 16, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – April 7, 2023
    Teacher Work Days – May 25, 2023
  • The Business Office posts After School charges in 10 installments throughout the year. For more information, please call April Messer 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 2022-23 school year is August 5, 2022. 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 for JA students enrolled for the 2023-24 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

  • 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, a morning snack, an afternoon snack and a bottle of water.
  • 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.
  • Auxiliary activities available are tennis, art, LEGO bricks, violin, dance, tech club, chess (2nd grade & up) and sewing (2nd grade & up).
  • Send a bottle of water and a snack for After School daily. 
  • JA After School will be closed on the following holidays:
    – Teacher Workdays – August 1-3, 2022
    Teacher Orientation – August 4-10, 2022
    Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022
    Professional Development Day – Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    JA Carnival – Tuesday, October 18, 2022, CLOSE at 4:30 p.m.
    Parent Conference Day – Monday, October 24, 2022
    Thanksgiving Break – November 23-25, 2022
    Christmas Break – December 23 and December 26, 2022
    New Year’s Break – December 30, 2022 and January 2-3, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Wednesday, January 4, 2023
    Martin Luther King Holiday – Monday, January 16, 2023
    Staff Professional Development – Thursday, March 9, 2023 (Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.)
    Easter (Good Friday) – April 7, 2023
    Teacher Work Days – May 25, 2023
  • The Business Office posts After School charges in 10 installments throughout the year. For more information, please call April Messer at 601-364-5701.
Middle School After School – 7th-8th Grade (3:00-5:30 p.m.)

Registration deadline for the 2022-23 school year is August 5, 2022. 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 posts After School charges in 10 installments throughout the year. For more information, please call April Messer at 601-364-5701.
Auxiliary Activities Offered

Mondays

  • Stay ‘n’ Play Tennis (K3-4th Grade)
    2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz Engineering (K3 and K4)
    1:45 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • I.Heart.Art with Jackye Barbour (K4 and K5) 
    3:30 p.m.
  • After School Art with Joy Miller (1st-4th)
    3 p.m.        

 Tuesdays 

  • Teams of Tomorrow (TOT) Basketball (K3-K5)
    2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz (Lower School K5-4th) 
    3 p.m. 
  • Violin Karate (K5-4th)
    3 p.m.
  • Tumble Bugs (K3-K5)
    4 p.m.

Wednesdays 

  • Dance (Ballet & Tap)  (K3-K5 Grade)
    2 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Dance (Hip Hop) (1st-4th Grade)
    3 p.m.
  • Chess I & Chess II  (2nd-Up)
    3:30 p.m.

Thursdays 

  • Ms. Kay’s Kids & Keys (K3-K4) Pre-piano
    2:15 p.m., 3 p.m.
  • Ms. Kay’s Keyboard Class (K5) Group Piano Lessons
    3:30 p.m. (4 students maximum)
  • Taekwondo (K4 & K5)
    3 p.m.
  • Tech Stars (K3-K5)
    Various Times
  • Tech Club (1st-6th)
    3:15 p.m. 
  • Sew Fun (2nd-4th)
    3:15 p.m.   

Fridays

  • Soccer Shots (K3, K4 & K5)
    2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Private music lessons are available through the Performing Arts Center. Contact Stacy Bates at sbates@jacksonacademy.org or Tammy Thompson at tthompson@jacksonacademy.org.

“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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