University School of Jackson

Advanced Placement Program

An ‘AP’ or an ‘Advanced Placement’ course offers students the opportunity to study college level courses during high school. The Advanced Placement program curriculum is set by the College Board and is equivalent to introductory courses taken the first year in college. At the end of the year, all students participating in AP classes are required to take a national exam. Depending on a student’s performance on the exam, a university may give the student college credit or advanced placement in college courses.

USJ offers 14 Advanced Placement courses, all certified by the College Board. This gives our students the opportunity to take one or more college-level courses in their areas of interest. Our strong AP program sets us apart from most other schools. By the end of their first semester of college, many USJ graduates are classified as sophomores or better because of the AP credits earned in high school.

The number of USJ students participating in our Advanced Placement program and the number of AP tests they take increases each year as the program grows.

In the 2015-2016 school year, for example, USJ students who took AP exams, had a passing rate of 91 percent. This is a grade of three or more on the exam, based on a 5-point scale. (See chart below.)


New Golf TrackMan installed at USJ


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.

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USJ Announces David Suber as new Upper School Director


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...

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Don Roe named Associate Head of School, Middle School Director


It is with great pleasure that the University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mr. Don Roe as our Associate Head of School, Middle School Director. As the Associate Head of School, Don will work closely with our Head of School, Stuart Hirstein, to oversee the wellbeing of USJ...

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Library Renovation Project


After months of designing, planning, and preparation, the Mary Frances Campbell Library is of cially open and fully functional for our Middle and Upper School students. “This renovation project and idea started after numerous meetings with students in which they communicated a need for a place where they could...

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