About Jackson Preparatory & Early College

Jackson Preparatory & Early College (JPEC) is a public school academy serving grades 6 through 13 in Jackson, Michigan.  We serve over 400 students and are located on the campus of Jackson College.

JPEC is unique in that we offer more exciting and innovative educational options for families than any school district in the Jackson area! Students are provided the opportunity to academically advance based on individualized paths through our competency based approach, and are supported to reach skill proficiency rather than socially promoted.  JPEC students are able to develop college and career readiness skills early on in our College Preparatory (grades 6-8), and focus on college course work and certification programs through our Early College (grades 9-13).  Students are afforded the opportunity to complete upwards of an associate degree, or 60+ college credits, as well as a high school diploma upon graduation at no cost to our families. 

Strong partnerships are also an important and valuable asset within our district. We value our connections with Jackson College and the Career Center as well as a long list of other committed partners that help bring a “real world” experience and advanced academic opportunities to our students.

We have highly qualified teachers, tremendous support staff, dedicated administrators, and a committed Board of Governors. We consider our community within our District to be our Falcon Family.  As such, our faculty and staff members build strong relationships with their students and our families.

Jackson Preparatory & Early College believes in the vision to be recognized as a world-class, personalized, small learning community, developing and implementing an environment that ensures success for all students in academics, on-time graduation, and college experiences.