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Freshman Academy



 Freshman Academy



 Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships



Transitions are never easy, and support is needed to help students beginning their high school experience. So crucial is the ninth grade year that students typically make the decision to finish high school within the first few weeks of the ninth grade (Hertzog & Morgan, 1999). In an effort to provide a smooth transition for incoming freshmen, Jacksonville High School established a research-based small learning community known as Freshman Academy.                

The 2012-2013 school year will mark the tenth year of the JHS Freshman Academy. In this time, the academy has been studied as a "Best Practice" by other schools across the country.   JHS Freshman Academy students feel more connected to the school: they are more involved in extra-curricular activities, they have fewer absences and discipline referrals, and they pass more classes.  Freshman Academy is the best way to start your academic career at JHS!










 FA Director

Melissa Andersonr:


FA Assistant. Principal:

Stacey Gillette:


 Ashley Baker



Jessica Mosall 

Alexandra Mays 

Donald Christian 


Brandon Akins 


Evelyn Davis 

 Becky Kostovny

 Zach Cummings

Lizzette Gautier

 Tabitha Dickerson

 Dave Miller

LeeAnn Cook