Admission Steps

Jackson Prep welcomes applicants from all ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds who can benefit from the school’s commitment to academic excellence and strong co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.

Jackson Prep begins in the sixth grade, and applications will be accepted beginning in the fall of the student’s fifth grade year. Enrollment for the sixth grade class will be limited, and applicants are encouraged to complete the Admission process before January, 2016. The largest group to enter Prep for the 2016-17 year will still be grade seven.

Steps required of all applicants

  • Complete an online Application for Admission and Transcript Release Form along with a $50 testing fee.
  • Submit a copy of the student’s most recent report card (grades 6 -8 applicants) or unofficial transcript (required for grades 9 – 12 applicants). Please make a copy of first term grade report before returning the report card to your student’s school. Record of conduct and attendance is also needed.
  • Take the required admission tests. Tests are offered by reservation on specified Saturdays in the fall of each year. [R.S.V.P. below.]  After January 8, individual testing for an applicant may be arranged on regular school days through the Admission Office. 

 Rising 6th and 7th Graders

Admission Testing is offered to rising 6th and 7th grade applicants on two Saturdays in the fall and by appointment on weekday mornings.  The testing lasts 2 hours.  Parents should complete the online Application for Admission and submit the most recent grade report prior to the testing.

Rising 8th and 9th Graders
Admission Testing is offered to rising 8th and 9th grade applicants by appointment.  A proprietary Mathematics test will be given, and a study guide for the appropriate test should be obtained from the Admission Office at least 3 weeks prior to the testing appointment.  The Mathematics test is taken without the use of a calculator, and applicants should carefully prepare with the study guide prior to attempting the test.

Rising 10 – 12th Graders
Students applying to enter our high school must submit an unofficial transcript (showing final grades beginning with the 8th grade year) prior to scheduling admission testing.  Successful applicants should have a strong grade history in college preparatory subjects.  A transcript review must occur before testing to ensure that graduation is possible in the time remaining.

Admission Testing is offered during weekday mornings by individual appointment.  A proprietary Mathematics test will be given, and a study guide for the appropriate test should be obtained from the Admission Office at least 3 weeks prior to the testing appointment.  The Mathematics test is taken without the use of a calculator, and applicants should carefully prepare with the study guide prior to attempting the test.

Acceptance
Beginning in December , enrollment packets will be mailed to applicants who have been accepted. Prep has a rolling admission policy. After the first mailing in December, as the Admission Committee approves the applicants, acceptance letters will be mailed. Registration for the coming school year is encouraged by offering a discounted enrollment fee for registrants who complete enrollment by February 1.

Applicant Pool
In order to continue offering the finest education possible in the state, particular attention must be paid to class size. Once a class has reached capacity, qualified applicants are placed in an applicant pool. When a space becomes available, the Admission Committee considers all the applicants in the applicant pool to determine which applicant(s) will be accepted. The committee looks at a number of factors: class size, boy/girl ratio, course selection, as well as the student’s academic record, and admission test scores.

Non Discrimination Policy 
Jackson Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.