Superintendent, Jeff Beal
Happy New Year and welcome to what will be the best part of the 2017/2018 school year. I encourage you to be a part of this pivotal time in history for Jackson Public Schools by participating in our bond vote on May 8. JPS is continually on the forefront of innovative delivery of education. On May 8, 2018, voters in the Jackson Public Schools District will be asked to consider a bond proposal to implement improvements and renovations at each (Elementary, Middle and High Schools) of our school facilities as well construction of one new elementary building. This program focuses on improvements to address safety, security, and infrastructure, as well as upgrade learning environments to meet 21st Century curriculum and educational goals. For more information please click: JPS2018Bond
In addition to our bond we have another exciting opportunity for our students. At Jackson Public Schools we know that every student is unique and that pathways to graduation should and can look different for every student. We understand that today's workforce demands more from our students than just a high school diploma. We offer unique graduation pathway programs to assist our students in becoming workforce ready and lifelong learners.
Our newest pathway addition is the Jackson County Early College Program. The JCEC program helps students find their way into post-secondary education working towards a certification, credential, skill set, or associate degree. Partnerships with area colleges guarantee transferability of credits to four-year universities. JCEC is designed as a Universal Entry/Universal Exit model whereby students can begin their college education as early as their freshman year and stay all the way through year 13 to a maximum of 60 credits. This program is open to all Jackson High Students including schools of choice students. For more information click on this link: Jackson County Early College. I encourage you to visit our JHS Campus for a tour of our facility and see all that JPS can do provide for your student!
As always please feel free to call or email me. My door is open and I encourage you to come and learn all that JPS has to offer for your student and family.