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.
2022-2023 ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION PARENT MEETING
Smillow Prep Families: Please take a few minutes to view our 2022-2023 Annual Consolidated Application (Title) Parent Meeting to gain valuable information and provide input on Title Funding for this year. Immediately upon viewing, please be sure to complete the following sign-in form to confirm attendance.
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
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.
Address changes: Parents must contact the call center and be directed to the School District. The District cannot initiate these changes.
Check student eligibility: If your child is not listed as eligible, the Call Center will take your information and contact the district for verification.
Non-working card: School Districts do not issue cards and are unable to assist with card issues. Parents must contact the call center.
2022 Annual Consolidated Application & IDEA Application Parent Meetings
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.
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.