A Commitment to Serve
The Camille and Ralph Jones Academic Center (JAC) at the University School of Jackson strives to provide quality prevention, intervention, and supplementary academic services to USJ students with slight learning differences. Its services assist the University School of Jackson community in maintaining a standard of excellence in USJ's highly competitive academic atmosphere.
Academic support services for qualifying students range from managing and updating appropriate classroom accommodations to temporary support, in the form of small group instructional services. These services are in addition to the student's daily classroom instruction. The JAC services provided during the school day are free and are included within the cost of the qualifying student's tuition.
Our instructors are committed to helping students reach their highest academic potential by considering and teaching to each student’s unique circumstances. Understanding that all students are different, we consider the needs of the whole child. Our multi-disciplinary team collaborates to meet each student's social/emotional and academic needs.
To help our students succeed, the center utilizes a comprehensive, prescriptive instructional design that helps each student achieve their highest academic potential effectively and efficiently. Our center designs each student's academic action plan based upon preliminary parent/student interviews, classroom teacher input, initial academic assessments, and when necessary, outside professional evaluations and recommendations.
We believe that excellence is earned, and will work diligently to help every learner in the program realize their own academic potential. When students realize their own academic potential, and begin to find independent successes in school, a life-long love of learning is sure to follow.