Students from anywhere in Mississippi will have the opportunity to make the most of an uncertain summer — to accelerate their academic plan by PREParing for the fall semester through a summer series at Jackson Preparatory School.

Students will be engaged with Prep faculty who will guide, teach, and prepare them for the next level of learning. 

“We recognized that many students in Mississippi may have fallen behind in their schoolwork during the last 9 weeks. We are offering an opportunity for them to ‘catch up’ to where they need to be in order to roll into the fall semester prepared for the next grade level,” said Reta Haire, incoming Head of Junior High.  

With that goal in mind, Jackson Prep created four unique three-week, non-credit courses open to any student from any school for incoming sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth graders.

 These courses are specifically designed to prepare students to be successful as they matriculate into their next grade level.  Students will work with teachers in math, grammar, composition, and reading comprehension.

“The most exciting part of our PREParing courses is that any student from any school can attend. The courses are not exclusive to Prep students, although we welcome Prep students to take them. We see this educational opportunity as a way to serve our community as a whole,” said Head of School Lawrence Coco.

Jackson Prep is also offering summer school courses to students grades eight through twelve that will fulfill Carnegie units required for college admission. Many of these courses are open to any student from any school as well.  

Students in grades six through twelve will be able to take classes in a mix of learning environments — from remote learning to in-person classroom experiences — this hybrid mix is bringing together the best tools in the educational toolbox along with experienced, gifted teachers.

To find out more about summer school at Jackson Prep and to apply for the PREParing courses, visit