This school year came to a fitting climax with our commencement ceremony honoring our 95 graduates and even more impressively the 100% graduation rate for the Class of 2024. I want to personally thank the students and their families who come to the end of their JA journey this year for being a part of our community, and I wish you all the brightest of futures.

I also want to thank those staff members who are headed forward to new adventures next year and who have worked tirelessly to deliver exceptional student experiences for our students. We are sad to see them go; David Braunlich, Dawson Lang, Dave Bollig, Kira Mlodozeniec, Jacob Meska, Ashlee Abbale and Mary Ferbrache.

With their absence we are welcoming new teammates to our classrooms. 

As this will be our last JA Newsletter for the 2023-24 school year, I invite you to access our website at: should you be seeking out information over the summer. There you will find calendar updates as well as a permanent link to the JA Newsletter without having to wait for the email that comes each Friday. Additionally, I would like to express how grateful I am to be leading such an amazing community of students, parents & staff. It has been an amazing year. I am so proud of all of the achievements and accomplishments of our students and know that Jefferson Academy is a first class school in every way. 


School Calendar for 2024-25  

Our regular school day starts at 8:25 a.m. with students attending their A-Block class. Student enrolled in a 1st period begin the school day at 7:30 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:20 p.m. every day. You can access the 2024-2025 Family calendar to view the entire year's schedule.  

Online Registration Opens August 1, 2024

Please mark your calendars to complete our online registration for ALL new and returning student(s) beginning August 1st. This process must be completed fully for each student who will be attending JA this school year.  All steps and instructions will be shared in our August newsletter.  

August 14th first day of school
August 14th is the first day of school for all students at JA Secondary. Students will attend their full schedule with shortened classes and will be dismissed at 11:30am.

We are a Bring Your Own Device School

All students are expected to bring an internet enabled device with a keyboard to class each day. Many teachers will use a combination approach to instruction in which both traditional paper-based and online activities are utilized.  Students will often use their devices during class to complete and submit their assignments. For security purposes, we require students to register their device each year in order to access our filtered internet service. For more information about the requirements for a device, please visit our website or click on the link:  Bring Your Own Device Info.



Summertime Plans:

HS Volleyball:

Workouts: 9:00-11:00am Tuesday & Thursday

Jr. Jags Volleyball camps: Click here for the flyer

May 31st: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

August 9th: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Workouts starting June 11th- Tuesdays and Thursdays

Girls HS 5:00-6:15 p.m.

Boys HS 6:20-7:35 p.m. 

JH (Tentatively) 3:30-5:00 p.m. 


Still unknown. Contact Coach Cassell for more information

Jr. Jags Soccer Camp July 29th, 30, 31st 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Register HERE

Cross Country:

Workouts will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Westbrook Park starting on Thursday, June 13th.

Athletic Fundraiser; Palisade Peaches: 

We will be pre-ordering Palisade Peaches this summer. We will have posts on our social media outlets throughout the summer on how to purchase the peaches. The last Day to buy the peaches will be July 25th. 

Fall Registration

Registration for both High School and Junior High sports will open at noon on July 29th. Make sure you have your sports physical completed before then. These are required to register through our system. First official day of practice for all fall sports will be August 12th, except for boys golf which will take place on August 5th. 


7th-12th Grade School Supplies 2024-2025

Summer Resources



The mission of Jefferson Academy is to help students attain their highest academic and character potential through an academically rigorous, content-rich educational program.

Jefferson Academy envisions a community of parents, teachers, students and educational and business leaders working together to create a learning environment that engenders growth in character, academic achievement, and the love of learning, resulting in responsible, productive citizens.