Empowering Students Toward
a Brighter Future
Dear JMPHS Parents and Students,
Welcome back to another year with us at JMPHS! We are looking forward to students returning to campus after a successful 2016-17. Although we finally grew to have Grades 9 – 12, we know our work is far from complete in providing the quality education our students deserve. This year we look to improve upon our gains from last year to offer more opportunities for our students to grow both personally and academically.
In 2016-17, we experienced two milestones in our growth: our first graduating class with a 96% graduation rate and our approval for AdvancED accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Both of these milestones are the result of years of hard work and dedication on the part of our Board of Directors, administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students. We also experienced significant improvement in student performance in all areas on state assessments as evidenced by our school grade rising to within one percentage point of a B based on the eight out of ten components for high schools on which we were assessed. Students also earned twenty-eight industry certifications through our STEM program and 28% of our 10th, 11th, and 12th graders participated in dual enrollment courses at North Florida Community College, including 48% of our seniors.
Moreover, we expanded both our music and art programs and offered students internship opportunities with local area businesses and organizations. Finally, our student organizations continued to be active including participation by our Technology Student Association students in the Florida TSA State Conference competitions and our Future Farmers of America students in the North Florida Livestock Show.
For 2017-18, we plan to build upon these successes with a goal of becoming an “A” school again. To achieve this goal, we will continue to use all of the information available to us to provide the most effective learning environment for every student. This approach will allow us to expand our multiple learning pathways beyond challenging classroom environments and access to postsecondary education to provide more opportunities to expand our academic programs and to engage local business and community leaders in them.
As you and your child(ren) finish preparing for the school year to begin, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Our goal is to ensure that your child(ren) are placed in the environment and programs that are best suited to their needs and interests. Please call the school at (850) 253-2173 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It remains our privilege to partner with you and your child(ren) to provide a high quality education to prepare them for future success and to be a part of the Madison County public education community.
Scot B. Bunch