Device turn-in for CyberSchool issued devices will take place May 19th and 20th from 8am to 3pm and May 21st from 8am to noon. Elementary drop-off is scheduled for May 19th with Middle & High Schools dropping off on May 20th. All remaining devices should be dropped off no later than May 21st at noon.
What is Jackson Academic STEAM Academy?
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and recognizing the need to provide educational options and opportunities with flexibility for scheduling and pacing to meet the learning needs of all students, Jackson-Madison County Schools proposed JMC CyberSchool in July 2020 as part of the District’s Continuous Learning Plan as a “school-within-a-school” program model.
Our Cyber teachers received on-the-job training throughout the 2020-2021 school year, vetting programs, testing strategies, and working in professional learning groups to share data and improve instructional strategies to create a unique school that meets the needs of Madison County students and families through innovative practices.
The community has responded positively to the idea of a home-based learner-paced online curriculum delivered virtually. As a result, the district formed the Jackson Academic STEAM Academy, or JASA, to open August 2021. STEAM represents Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, which aligns with our vision to prepare students for a technology-driven future.
Parents interested in JASA must first fill out the Open Enrollment application linked here. After applying, families will receive an email with further instructions.
For the 2020-2021 school year, JASA secondary curriculum will utilize Edmentum.
Edmentum is an award-winning computer-based online educational approach based on a single-point “launchpad” concept. Edmentum courseware is a standards-based online learning program based on state-of-the-art teaching approaches with an eye to helping learners be more innovative and productive in their learning and study habits. Over 1 million students and more than 65,000 teachers and administrators use Edmentum Courseware every day.
Edmentum students are assigned a unique log-in that connects them to an age-appropriate page where they can access relevant instructional materials and related assignments.
To sample the Edmentum content, follow the steps below:
- Visit here.
- Click "Self-Enroll"
- Enter the course code: cf994c65e801a3ae006b024bf16e69bc
- Enter the course password: DEMO
Grades k-5 will utilize current district curriculum that has been converted to a digital format by our own certified staff.
To sample the K-5 content, follow the steps below:
- Click here.
- Username: samplestudent
- Password: JASASAMPLE
- Click on 2nd Grade ELA Sample
- Click Skills Unit 4, choose a lesson, and click "View Assessment"
Q & A
Much has changed! Students will all use the same LMS (Learning Management System), attendance is calculated based on completion & live class attendance, optional social activities, and more. Check www.jmcss.org/cyberschool for the latest!
Virtual and CyberSchool are both gone - JASA is the only non-traditional option for JMCSS students in 2021-2022. JASA is a blend of Virtual and Cyber with asynchronous work and (some) required live class attendance.
Yes. Students already enrolled in a course of study will be allowed to complete that pathway. Students who have yet to choose a pathway will be able to choose from the CTE options at JASA - Environmental & Natural Resource Management, Cybersecurity, and Business.
Yes. JASA will continue to offer the GEMS program.
Students enrolling in JASA will be considered new enrollees in a “school of choice” as defined by the TSSAA. This means student-athletes transferring from a zoned high school within JMCSS will be ineligible for varsity competition for one year from the date of their last varsity action. For more information, please reach out the JMCSS Athletic Director’s office at 731-664-2500.
Students at JASA will enjoy the same opportunities to join clubs and student organizations like BETA, student government, 4-H, and more.