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Andrew Jackson Elem. Honored as "No Excuse University"

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- A local elementary school is making an extra special push to encourage its students to begin to think about college now.

School leaders at Andrew Jackson Elementary Magnet School said they are the only school in the state that has a "No Excuse University."

It is designed to jump start the school year by encouraging students to achieve high expectations and start preparing to attend college.

The university is a team made up of teachers and principals who work to help students to reach a goal of getting a college degree.

"They love it. Every Friday they come to school very excited about it, because they know that we are all in college attire, the whole faculty and staff," said Principal Ramonica Dorsey of Andrew Jackson Elementary.

To help encourage students, each Friday is University Spirit Day with teachers and students wearing the colors and logos of universities they select to represent their classroom.