Obama scholars have a history of strong achievement, but they are more than high achievers. They are inquirers and thinkers. They are accomplished poets, musicians, and artists. They are balanced scholars who enjoy a challenge and like to explore ideas. They are confident communicators and problem-solvers equipped to make a positive difference in their community and world.
Obama is an ideal choice for children who are interested in an advanced program of study and ready for a rigorous, rapid pace. Since it is a magnet school, Obama students do not have to live in the school’s zone. Bus transportation is provided to students who live in Jackson and are accepted into the program. Transfers to Obama are approved on an annual basis, based on a student’s successful academic performance, attendance, and good behavioral record.