The Jackson School for the Arts (JSA) is a highly specialized arts program within Jackson High School.

Established in 2001, JSA is a nonprofit that provides talented students with specialized curriculum, activities, student organizations and mentoring. JSA supports personal and professional development, creativity, academic achievement and a high level of skill in practice including performances and regional competitions.

In addition to traditional academic curriculum, students are exposed to dance, theater, visual arts, vocal music and instrumental music, eventually selecting a concentration. 

JSA also provides Art Experiences like field trips, expert guest speakers, and distance learning opportunities that include real-world strategic art practice, as well as Advanced Placement* (AP) and College Credit Plus* (CCP) courses. 

*Beginning sophomore year for eligible students

Season of the Arts Events

September 26
Choral Department Fall Show (T), and Meraki Gallery Exhibit Opening

September 26 to November 1
Meraki Gallery Exhibit ABANDONED: Photography by Joshua Fitzgerald; creative writing by JSA students

October 31 and November 2-3
Mamma Mia! (T)

December 8
Freshman and Symphony Band Concert

December 11
High School Jazz Concert

December 15
Choral Winter Show & An Evening of Music (T)

December 19
Winter Dance Celebration

(T) denotes a ticketed event. Visit our Events page for the full event listing, and to get tickets.


February 22, 2020 - All District Arts Extravaganza


All District Arts Extravaganza Sizzle

2017 All District Arts Extravaganza Sizzle Reel

Visit our Contact page for more information, to apply or for sponsorship opportunities.

“Art must be life — it must belong to everybody.” ~ Marina Abramovic