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Monica Pierce, Principal for Instruction

Welcome to our 2019-20 school year! My name is Monica Pierce and I am the Jackson High School Principal for Instruction. We are excited that our bond projects are underway with several classrooms receiving their 21st Century Learning furniture and our construction on our new entryway and pool begin late fall.


Jackson High is rich in tradition of academic excellence and workforce readiness. Each year we send students to college, the Armed Forces and the workforce. Our vast selection of courses range from AP classes to our Jackson County Early College program to our co-taught classes for our learners who need an additional teacher in the room to assist. 


Many boast about our Entrepreneurial, Marketing, and Internship classes that teach our young people how to prepare to own or be part of a business and our Co-Op classes that connect our young people to local businesses for work. We partner with the Jackson Area Career Center and JAC3 to ensure students who would like to enter the workforce after high school are prepared to do so. 


We are committed to teaching our young people how to be productive citizens of our Jackson community by building leadership skills. Students are encouraged to become involved in  Student Government, Viking Pride, Key Club, Toastmasters, Coding Club and many more. These leadership opportunities allow students to have a better understanding of how they connect to the community as a whole and how they can make this world a better place. 


We are doing some exciting things this year to allow students to connect with their community and the world. To afford our students the opportunity to see life outside of Jackson, MI we are planning to take a historical trip to NYC during the summer of 2020. As we begin to reach out to our community around us, our class will gather/collect hygiene items and create baskets for students in need. These baskets will be available in our JHS laundry room. 


We have one of the strongest Parent Networks in Jackson County! Our parents not only chaperone at dances but they also help us celebrate our awesome faculty, coordinate class dinners, assist in Homecoming activities, and much more! 


We have so many things to offer you here at Jackson High School and we know you have much more to offer us. We would love for you to join our Viking family! Come be a part of the HYPE!! 



Monica Pierce