Magee High School’s new principal, Dr. Brad Blake, has high expectations for improvements at Magee High this year.
His goal includes implementation of the Jumpstart Test Prep program to improve ACT testing at the high school level.
The courses are currently being offered for the sophmore and junior classes but are not funded for the freshman and senior classes. At the request of Mendenhall High School principal Romonica Feazell, the courses are being funded at Mendenhall High School for all students.
Blake said he realizes the importance of the program through previous experience and that it is important for students because it helps improve ACT scores and in turn helps improve opportunities for students who want to furthertheir education after high school graduation.
The goal is to raise $25,000. When half of that figure has been reached, Dr. Blake said the programs will be ordered. The cost to be enrolled in the program is approximately $115 per student.
Blake said many programs are offered to help improve student performance, but he has first hand knowledge of the use of Jumpstart in Brookhaven and Biloxi schools and feels this will help Magee students improve their scores.
The Simpson County Development Foundation and the Magee Chamber of Commerce are helping promote this program for the high school.
If you would like to help promote this program or would like additional information you may contact Dr. Blake at Magee High School at 601-849-2263 or contact him through e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.