Dear Sharp Park Families:
Greetings! My name is Jasper Lusby, and I would like to welcome you to Sharp Park Academy for the 2023-2024 school year! As the principal of the school I am proud of our amazing teaching and support staff who go above and beyond each day to ensure all our students have every opportunity to achieve academic excellence, become workforce ready and become lifelong learners and global citizens. I am proud of our staff and students who accomplish great things each day.
Sharp Park Academy is a small neighborhood school and the staff works diligently to establish positive relationships with families and students. Sharp Park Academy is very family centered and there is not a day that goes by that we don’t have parents working alongside teachers and staff to create a supportive and nurturing school environment. We offer an active PTO and many volunteer opportunities outside the school day as well. Parent involvement is a crucial element of the success of our students and our school as a whole.
Sharp Park Academy offers your students many opportunities to excel and achieve each day. We are proud to offer a unique learning experience for students that blends common core standards based instruction with an integrated inquiry approach to learning that includes project based learning, reading and writing across the curriculum, and opportunities for intervention and enrichment to ensure all students have their needs met. Students have many opportunities for leadership experiences through mentoring, participation on the student leadership team, and in their day to day classroom experiences that all support cooperation, collaboration and work ethic to prepare students for workforce readiness. In addition to rigorous learning experiences, we also emphasize the idea of students as global citizens and community leaders; as part of our integrated program and whole child focus, we include social skills instruction with our academic program to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. We not only provide rich and robust learning experiences that are hands on, minds on, and engaging but also promote and teach social skills that support students’ social and emotional success in the school setting knowing that these critical skills are what prepare them for academic excellence at the next level.
Our teachers are among the best and brightest! We work every day to ensure that all students have opportunities to meet their maximum potential and our teaching and support staff differentiate instruction, provide intervention and enrichment opportunities, and opportunities for student leadership. Ensuring that all students have instructional experiences at their level ensures that all students achieve academic excellence. In addition, we also work on developing global citizens by actively teaching and reinforcing social skills including problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
The Sharp Park Academy elementary experience is designed to prepare students to be leaders in their school and local community, for their experiences at Middle School @ Parkside, Jackson High School and beyond. We are a staff that is committed to success for every child. We are looking forward to another amazing year working with families and students are glad you have chosen Sharp Park Academy.
Jasper Lusby, Principal
Sharp Park Academy
766 Park Road
Jackson, Mi. 49303
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8:40-3:42 full day schedule
8:40-11:50 half day dismissal
8:40-2:27 early release days on Sep 27, Oct 25, Nov 29, Jan 24, Feb 28, and Apr 24