Smilow Prep is a free, open-enrollment public charter school serving scholars in grades five through eight. As a part of the RePublic Schools network, Smilow Prep is dedicated to reimagining public education in the South. We focus heavily on building strong foundational skills in math, reading, and computer science that will set our scholars up for future academic success. Additionally, based upon state testing data, Smilow Prep was rated a “C” and is the third best performing open enrollment middle school in Jackson Public Schools.
WHAT SETS US APART
At Smilow Prep School, our mission is to ensure your scholar is on the path to college from the moment they step foot in our building. We will hold your scholar to high behavioral and academic expectations to help them be successful today and to prepare them for college and beyond. Additionally, we believe you are our partners in this work and as such, prioritize family engagement in order to build a safe and joyful environment in our schools.
FOR OUR FAMILIES
POLICIES & HANDBOOKS
Smilow Prep does not follow the same inclement weather policy as JPS. In the event that school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.
Smilow Prep FAQs
How much does your school cost?
Nothing! Our school is free. The only cost we ask you to incur is the cost of your scholar’s uniform.
Does your school have sports?
Yes! Our school has sports for boys and girls including basketball, cheerleading, and track and field, as well as a host of after school activities.
Does your school offer free and reduced lunch?
Yes! Our school participates in the free and reduced lunch program.
FREE MEALS FOR SCHOLARS
The USDA has approved FREE school meals for ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal programs – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains and sensible calorie levels. This option also provides flexibility for schools to further customize their meal service design to fit their local needs.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Do you offer transportation?
Yes! While we do not bus door-to-door, we do have multiple bus stops located across the city.
Do you offer after school care?
No, but we do partner with organizations to ensure you have options for your scholar.