Gifted Middle School Program Coming to Jackson

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin made the announcement at the First Friday forum Friday afternoon. The academic excellence program will be for gifted sixth, seventh and eight graders in Jackson-Madison County Schools. The school will be located at one of the existing schools in Jackson, and to be considered students have to submit an application. “I hope I get lots of questions and would like for the interest in Jackson Madison County Schools to continue to increase,” Dr. Verna Ruffin, superintendent of JMC Schools. The school is scheduled to open this fall. If students complete the curriculum, they will have high school credits. The location and criteria to get into the school is still being determined.

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