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College Counseling

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Jackson Preparatory School College Counseling, the premiere college counseling program in the state of Mississippi, is a service we provide to every Prep student. With a 100% matriculation to college, our overarching goal is to provide the tools necessary to help students find the right "fit" following their tenure at Prep.  

Beginning in Grade 9, we provide our students with a complete “roadmap to college” outlining the steps to a successful college application process.

Our dedicated counselors provide one-on-one consultations with students and families to ensure that expectations and goals are being met. 

Below is a sampling of the colleges and universities Jackson Prep students have been admitted to over the last five years.  A comprehensive list can be found in the Jackson Prep School Profile.  

In our work:

  • We provide comprehensive college counseling support to every student and family in our school.
  • We recognize that every individual’s hopes, dreams, and expectations are unique to them.
  • We know that, though “success” may look different from person to person, all outcomes matter and are deserving of our respect, attention, and expertise.
  • We acknowledge that this is a family endeavor; we work hard to engage and connect with all of the family members involved in the college search, selection, and funding process.
  • We are responsible for maintaining a clear and comprehensive sense of both the regional and national landscape in college admissions on behalf of the families we serve.
  • We will always maintain a fundamental regard for every student’s unique attributes, aptitudes, and abilities. We will endeavor, alongside our students, to bring those qualities to the fore to help them pursue their dreams.
  • We are deeply aware of the numerous pressures that come with this journey and are committed to helping everyone maintain a positive and balanced perspective regardless of their concerns.
  • We are professional educators committed to supporting our students, their families, and the greater Jackson Prep community in every way that we can.

In the last 5 years, Prep students have matriculated at 87 different institutions of higher learning in the United States and abroad. Our graduates have also recently won numerous prestigious local and national awards, including the Presidential Scholarship from Mississippi State University, the Carrier and Stamps Scholarships from the University of Mississippi, National Merit Semi-Finalist and Finalist designations, and a QuestBridge Scholarship. Members of the Class of 2023 were offered scholarships totaling $9.4 million and accepted $4.6 million in merit-based awards. In addition, 41 students in our Class of 2023 scored 30 or above on the ACT.

School Profile

Malika Lindsay

Malika Lindsay

Director of College Counseling, Diversity Initiatives Chair
Hunter Upchurch

Hunter Upchurch

Co-Director of College Counseling, Social Studies Department Chair

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