It is with great pleasure that Jackson Preparatory School announces that the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) has selected Ricky Black as NHSACA national coach of the year in the sport of Football. Coach Black was selected from eight finalists from across the nation during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet, held at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention, at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on the evening of June 27, 2018.
Earthwinds 2017 has been awarded a Gold Crown, the highest award in the annual international competition sponsored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, a division of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Building on a rich history dating back to 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is committed to identifying academically talented students and to providing model programs and services to support the development of their optimal educational potential.
Readers of The Clarion-Ledger have voted Jackson Preparatory School as the Best Private School in Mississippi and the Best Place to Work in the Best of 2017 – Mississippi’s Official People’s Choice Awards. Jackson Prep’s Fortenberry Theatre was also named the Best Performing Arts Venue and Dr. Lisa Whitney was named as a finalist in the Best Teacher in the State category. Based on the results of the online polls, Jackson Prep stands head and shoulders above the numerous top-notch independent schools in the area.
Ewing Milam, a 7th grader at Jackson Preparatory School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, January 18, and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, $500 in cash, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
They provided leadership and fundraising to provide sack lunches to inner city children who did not have meals during their holiday break. Both were awarded the Jackson Prep Impact Award for Leadership and Excellence.
On Wednesday, November 9, six Jackson Prep seniors officially accepted scholarship offers to play sports at the collegiate level, with three seniors accepting baseball scholarships and three accepting golf scholarships.
Building on a rich history dating back to 1980, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is committed to identifying academically talented students and to providing model programs and services to support the development of their optimal educational potential. This year, eighty-seven Jackson Prep 7th graders qualified for the Talent Search. These students will take either the ACT or SAT during the spring semester of 2017.
Jackson Preparatory School is honored to announce that it has been voted BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL 2016 in The Clarion-Ledger’s “Best of 2016 People’s Choice Awards.” In addition, long-time Prep English teacher and English Department Chair Dr. Lisa Whitney was voted Best Teacher in the State. These coveted awards were announced by The Clarion-Ledger on Sunday, October 30.
Students at Jackson Preparatory School looking to get a jump start on their college careers will now be able to earn academic credit at Mississippi College through English classes on the Flowood campus.
After an exhaustive search, Jackson Prep has named Brent Heavener as the tenth head coach of the Jackson Prep baseball team. Heavener previously coached at Jackson Prep from 2010 to 2014 as an associate head coach and pitching coach under former head coach Chuck Box. During his previous tenure at Prep, the Patriot baseball team won 113 games and two MAIS State Championships.