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.
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USJ's college advisers work closely with Upper School students. More information about preparing for college …
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.
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.
On March 7, USJ inducted 33 new members into the National Honor Society. The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, promote leadership, and to develop character in our students. Congratulations to all of our new 2019 NHS Inductees! New Members: Rachel Akin Emmanuela Alexandre Amar Boporai ...Read More
Today we inducted 18 new members in the National English Honor Society (NEHS). Membership is an honor bestowed on students selected for their accomplishments in the field of English and in overall academic achievement. New Members: Rachel Akin Emma Alexandre Amar Boparai Reagan Carney Sydney Fesmire Sarah Hanna Landon Hooper ...Read More
The USJ Golf program is excited about the new resource available to our students. With the new TrackMan installed at USJ, our student-athletes will have the ability to practice year-round and during inclement weather.Read More
The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce David Suber as the new Upper School Director. He will begin his new role on July 1, 2019. Mr. Suber is currently the Upper and Middle School Director of Lowcountry Preparatory School in Pawleys Island, SC. Mr. Suber received his Bachelor of...Read More