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.)


USJ Announces New Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director


The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce Michael Stroup has been named the Athletic Director for the Bruins. Michael has served as the USJ Head Football Coach since 2017 and will continue in that role along with his new duties. USJ’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, Nick Stamper,...

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Bruins Place 2nd in Gulf Coast Classic


Over spring break the Bruins traveled to Gulf Shores, AL to play in the Gulf Coast Classic Baseball Tournament. The tournament brought together some of the best teams from all over the Southeast for four days to battle it out at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. The Bruins finished 2nd out...

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33 Members Inducted Into The National Honor Society


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 ...

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New Members inducted into the National English Honor Society


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 ...

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