Steps for Admission

Lesley Morton
Director of Admissions
601-939-8611 ext. 231


The link below contains contracts for new, rising 6th Graders and a separate one for new, rising 7-12th Graders. Please choose the correct contract for your student.

Click here to begin Online Re-Enrollment for the 2012-13.

If you need assistance, please call 601-939-8611.


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, 2011. The largest group to enter Prep for the 2011-12 term will still be grade seven.

Steps required of all applicants

  • Complete an online Application for Admission and Transcript Release Form along with a $40 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. Individual testing for an applicant may be arranged on regular school days through the Admission Office.

Admission Test Dates (for admission to grades 6 and 7)

Click here to RSVP to Visit or Test

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - Limited Availability - Sign up Early
9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 - Limited Availability - Sign up Early
9:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

After these dates, call for individual appointment. 601-939-8611.

The test is administered in the Hederman Media Center located upstairs in the McRae Building and lasts one hour and 45 minutes. Tests are generally scored within two weeks. If the admission test indicates that more information or testing is needed, the parent will be contacted by the Admission Office. A request may be made by Jackson Prep at that time for other standardized test scores, report cards, and other relevant information. The Admission Office may recommend further testing by the school psychometrist. Some admission test scores may be used for course placement.

Jackson Preparatory School admits applicants who score in the average to above average range on the admission test and who demonstrate a positive attitude, appropriate behavior, and solid classroom performance.

Admission Test (grades 8 – 12)*

Make an individual appointment with the Admission Office to take the admission tests. Testing takes place during regular school hours and usually lasts 2.5 hours. *Request a mathematics study guide for the appropriate course level.

Additional Admission Steps (grades 8 – 12)*

Interview with the appropriate principal and counselor.
Take placement tests for course placement if necessary.
*Request a mathematics study guide for the appropriate course level.

Getting to know each student is important to us at Jackson Prep. For students entering after grade seven, a school visit is strongly encouraged. The Office of Admission will coordinate the visit so a prospective student can observe during a school day at Jackson Prep, take the admission tests, and meet the principal and counselor. Parents are invited to be personally involved in the admission process. Pre-enrollment meetings with the Director of Admission after admission testing offer helpful insight.

Beginning in December 2011, 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.