Jackson School District Academies of Learning

  • The Jackson School District APPLICATIONS for the Academies of Learning for the 2022-2023 School Year are now closed for the September 2022 Admission Cycle for all Learning Academies (JAA, JAB, DMA, STEM).  Thank you for your interest in our programs.

    Application information for the 2023-2024 School Year will be posted in October 2022

    Click on the links to the left for more information on each Academy of Learning. 

    We also have VIDEOS about each Academy on the Academy pages.

    Also, see our Introduction to High School Night Presentation Below.

    The Jackson School District has developed academies of learning to offer students a focused pathway of instruction in a particular field of study during their high school years.

    Entrance into our academies is competitive. Students must complete an online application and, in some cases, take an entrance exam, audition or be interviewed.  

    • Entrance Exam Date:  STEM - Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Liberty High School Lecture Hall for both Goetz and McAuliffe applicants.
    • Entrance Audition Date:   JAA - Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Liberty High School for ALL three strands (Instrumental, Vocal and Art) for both Goetz and McAuliffe applicants. 
    • Entrance Exam Date: JAB - Goetz Students:  Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Goetz 2:30 - 3:30 PM;  Room TBA                                     McAuliffe Students:  Thursday, February 10, 2022 at McAuliffe 2:30 - 3:30 PM;  Room TBA 
    • For DMA and ROTC, speak to your Guidance Counselor to register for their entry-level Freshman (Grade 9 ) Class.
    • Any out of district applicants will be contacted as to their Placement Exam and/or Audition Date and Time.

     Select the icon below to learn more about our Academies of Learning (JAA - JAB - DMA - STEM).

    NOTE: If you are looking for information about the Air Force Junior ROTC Program - See the AFJROTC Page

Academy Application/ Acceptance Timeline


    All Jackson Academy Applications for 2022-2023 are now closed.

    Notification Emails will be sent at the end of the day on Friday, March 4th, 2022.

    On or before Friday, March 11th - Students to email their final intent

    Application Window closed on JANUARY 21, 2022 for September 2022 admission.

    Academy classes are planned at both of our high schools.

Academy of Business

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Digital Media Academy

  • Digital Media


Academy of the Arts

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Jackson STEM Academy

  • STEM Academy