Jackson School District Academies of Learning

  • The Jackson School District APPLICATIONS for the Academies of Learning for the 2022-2023 School Year are now live for all Learning Academies (JAA, JAB, DMA, STEM) - see below for more information!

    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 live. See each Academy page for links.  Due to the snow day and the virtual platform the week of January 3 - we have extended the application window.

    Applications are Due By JANUARY 21, 2022.

    Academy classes are offered at both of our high schools.

    • Placement Exams and Auditions - more details will be posted soon:
      • STEM: Feb. 12, 2022 - at Liberty HS Lecture Hall for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe (9AM)
      • JAA: Feb. 12, 2022 - at Liberty HS for all three strands; for students at BOTH Goetz and McAuliffe (9-3PM)
      • JAB: Feb. 9, 2022 - at GOETZ for all Goetz applicants (from 2:30 to 3:30 PM) - Room TBA
      • JAB: Feb. 10, 2022 - at McAULIFFE for all McAuliffe applicants (from 2:30 to 3:30 PM) - Room TBA
    • Students may apply to more than one Academy, but must complete a separate application for each Academy. For JAA, they must complete separate applications if applying to each individual strand (Vocal, Instrumental, or Art).
    • Once you submit your ONLINE APPLICATION, you will be notified on or before Jan. 31, 2022 of your placement exam and/or audition date and time.
    • Notices for all Academy Acceptances (DMA, JAA, JAB, STEM) will be sent in March 2022.

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