JSA Student Application
Thank you for your interest in the Jackson School for the Arts.Applications due February 3, 2023Application Timeline:
JSA Visit to JMMS - January 20th
JSA Informational Meeting following JHS 8th Grade Parent Informational Night - February 1st
Application Due Date - February 3rd
JSA Parent Meeting (8th grade parents welcome) - February 7th at 6:00 PM JHS Lecture Hall
JSA Interviews - February 8th
Acceptance Letters Sent Via E-mail - February 10th
JSA All District Arts Extravaganza & Introduction of the Class of 2027 - February 18thQuestions? Please contact Susan Gardner at 330-837-3501, ext 1462.
Why should I join JSA?
“It has been an honor getting to be a part of JSA these past few years and getting to learn from you and the rest of the wonderful JSA staff. This essay still doesn't adequately express how much joy this program has brought me. Thank you for all of the hard work that you put into JSA. I know I speak for the rest of the students when I say that this program has been life changing.
At the end of my eighth grade year, I was faced with an important decision: should I apply to my high school’s arts academy, the Jackson School for the Arts? I had always loved performing; I was a member in my middle school chamber ensemble, three middle school musicals, and even participated in a few community theater productions. However, I was plagued with one worry: would I fall behind academically? My studies were important to me; I wanted to take on a rigorous course load and graduate at the top of my high school class. What would happen if the Jackson School for the Arts and my music courses stood in the way of that goal? I thought it over and decided that the arts were too important for me to abandon. I sent in an application and was accepted into the program my freshman year of high school. Looking back, sending in that application was a catalyst for four years of beautiful music, wonderful memories, and rigorous (but fulfilling) study.”
National Merit Scholar 2021