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Working
Towards a Brighter

Future for 

All People

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The Jackson Academy for
Global
Studies

We believe that preparing globally competent students begins with a rigorous curriculum including:

interdisciplinary problem-based learning, cultural awareness, world language immersion, community collaboration, service learning, leadership opportunities, business partnerships, and educationally based travel.

  • How many service hours will I need to graduate?
    The graduation requirement for the Class of 2024 is 70 hours. Every other student will need to complete 80 hours to graduate.
  • When will my service hours be updated?
    Your service team typically counts service hours monthly. The spreadsheet includes the date when they were last updated. If you see the amount on the spreadsheet may be incorrect, feel free to reach out to Olivia Putnam or Ms. Stone.
  • Where can I turn in my service hours?
    You can turn in your service hours to the mailbox right outside of Ms. Stone's room, R100, located just across from Student Services.
  • Can I use JAGS service hours for other organizations?
    Yes! Any community service you turn in to JAGS can be used for other organizations. JAGS events and service opportunities, such as Adopt-a-Family, may also be used elsewhere.
  • What are the requirements to graduate JAGS?
    JAGS Students must successfully complete a JAGS, four-year course plan, 80 hours of community service, a portfolio, and a capstone project to receive a Certificate of Global Studies from Jackson High School and the International Studies School Network.
  • Will parents have to pay for every trip?
    JAGS hosts many fundraisers that directly contribute to lowering the cost of field trips for all students.
  • Can JAGS students still take AP and CCP courses?
    Yes, Advanced Placement and College Credit Plus courses are offered to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade JAGS students. Post-secondary and Career Tech options are available to 11th and 12th grade students.
  • What will students get out of the program?
    Upon completion of the program, JAGS students will possess the skills necessary to lead, cultivate, and communicate their own ideas, excel in their chosen career paths, and work collaboratively to successfully navigate our global society.

A Family of Changemakers

The skills learned in JAGS are not merely academic, they are lessons which build a more comprehensive mind, ready to tackle problems from every angle. Our JAGS graduates are now in fields ranging from International Communication to Aerospace Engineering.

Working
Towards a Brighter

Future for 

All People

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