Student Supports

Student Services
  • "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    At Jackson, we care about the growth of the whole child. We support our students development academically, emotionally, socially and physically. The following is a list of services and programs that we provide for Jackson students, families and the community.

    Special Education

    Jackson special education teachers work with students from all grade levels who have a wide range of needs. These include academic needs, emotional and behavioral concerns, heath related issues, and vision, hearing or physical impairments.

    Multilingual Learning

    Our language program provides additional English language development and instruction for students whose home language is other than English. Children who are new to the country or need English language development participate in Language Academy. Beginning in first grade, the academy enables students to interact with their native English-speaking peers to build language skills and relationships.

    Hmong Dual Language Program

    The goal of Dual Language Programs is for students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. In two-way immersion programs, English-speaking students and students who speak the partner language learn together.

    Academic Intervention

    We offer two academic intervention specialists at Jackson Elementary.

    Content Coach

    Content coaching ensures that our teachers have the most current materials, techniques and best practices available each and every day.

    After School Program

    The after school program offers both academic and enrichment opportunities for students in grades K-5. Students are engaged in learning new skills and talents through a variety of enrichments embedding academic skills provided by licensed teachers, paraprofessionals, and community members.

    Jackson Family Center

    The Jackson Family Center brings families, school and community together to share resources and build relationships so that every child succeeds in school and life.

    Project SPIRIT

    Children enjoy coming to Project SPIRIT. Project SPIRIT is a fun environment where children can complete their homework and participate in a African-American culturally specific curriculum.

    Hlub Zoo

    Hlub Zoo, meaning “love well, grow well,” is a culturally specific, school-based mental health program for Hmong children provided through the Children and Family Mental Health Services division of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

    Kofi Services

    Kofi Services is a culturally-specific, school-based mental health program for African American youth in grades 3-8 and their families who are experiencing difficulty in school, personal relationships or other areas of their lives.