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  • Afterschool programs expand learning opportunities for young people of all ages. These creative and fun spaces allow scholars the opportunity to meet new friends, explore new interests, and learn exciting things. Afterschool offers hands-on projects and team-building activities that foster resilience, confidence and healthy relationships. These programs are staffed by certified teachers and caring mentors who are trained to help young people develop important life skills like coping with stress and using their voice. Quality programs are tailored to meet each scholar’s academic, physical, and social emotional needs.

    Jackson Public School District provides afterschool programming across all feeder patterns and FOR EACH school, ensuring equitable access to high-quality out-of-school-time experiences. Set to begin October 10, each program will offer homework help, afterschool meals, academic tutoring, transportation home and a host of enrichment activities provided by our afterschool partners. These activities include, but are not limited to, sports, dance, exercise, visual arts, performing arts, STEM, college readiness, career readiness, financial literacy, test prep, ACT prep, social emotional learning, mentoring, healthy eating, music production, dramatic arts, and MUCH MORE.

    Program Dates: October 10, 2022 – April 21, 2023

    Grade Levels: PreK-12 grade

    Program Hours: All afterschool hours are consistent with each school's dismissal time.

    Elementary School Programs

    Monday – Friday

    2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Middle School Programs

    Tuesday – Thursday

    3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

    High School Programs

    Tuesday – Thursday

    4:05 – 6:35 p.m.

    It is important that scholars who participate in these programs are committed and consistently attend their scheduled time to fully benefit from this additional opportunity for academic support and enrichment activities.

    Sign your child up today!

    Registration begins September 19 and ends September 30, 2022.

    Complete the 2022-2023 JPS Afterschool Programs application using either the link or QR code provided below:


    • Parents will be notified of their child’s acceptance into the afterschool program.
    • Slots are available first-come, first-serve.
    • Some program locations are off-site; a parent/legal guardian would need to pick up their child from that off-site location at the end of after school.
    • More program information specific to individual schools will be shared with parents by those schools at a Family Orientation on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

    For more information, contact Ms. Therese Bridges, Out-of-School Experiences Coordinator, by email thbridges@jackson.k12.ms.us or by phone (601) 960-8869/ (601) 960-8642.