University School of Jackson

Upper School

USJ's Upper School prepares students for success in their post-USJ careers by helping them develop strong and consistent study habits along with a solid core of fundamental academic skills including analytical and critical thinking, time management and organization, creativity, and engagment with different forms of assessment. USJ offers standard, honors, and Advanced Placement courses in a challenging and supportive educational environment with all courses helping our students work towards the entrance requirements of the college of their choice. 

Upper School Course of Study

 Course of Study by Grade

Preparing for College

USJ's college advisers work closely with Upper School students. More information about preparing for college …

School Profile

USJ's School Profile is sent to colleges along with a student's application. It explains the coursework, grading scale, and graduation requirements at USJ and provides a snapshot of the class scores, including SAT, ACT, and quintile averages. It also contains information on colleges of acceptance for USJ graduates. To download a copy of the School Profile in pdf format, click here. You can also view it in Adobe Acrobat Reader or get a copy of the School Profile from the college advising office.

AP/Honors Courses

Placement in all AP and Honors courses is determined by grades, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendation. AP and Honors courses are weighted for class ranking. All students who take an Advanced Placement course are expected to take the AP examination in the spring.

NEWS

Headnotes: Tested

04/06/2021

Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...

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New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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USJ Hold First Outdoor Graduation Ceremony

05/31/2020

The University School of Jackson held their first outdoor commencement ceremony on Kirkland Field in Carlock Stadium this past Saturday, May 30, at 9: 00 a.m. The 68 members of the Class of 2020 were joined by USJ faculty and staff, plus a limited number of family and friends to allow for social distancing....

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Jim Hardegree Named Associate Head of School, Dean of Students

01/21/2020

It is with great honor that the University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mr. Jim Hardegree as our Associate Head of School, Dean of Students effective July 1, 2020. “Mr. Hardegree brings with him a tremendous amount of respect and trust, not only from me, but by our entire...

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