JCS Dual Credit students: Dual credit courses will begin on August 17. That is BEFORE we actually begin school. We will have a Zoom meeting with Jama Griffie, HCTC Dual Credit coordinator on August 10 @ 6:00 pm. She will go over how to set up your account and how to access Blackboard. If you have never done this or need help starting back, you need to join us. We will post the link closer to the date of the meeting. On campus classes will now be a hybrid model, where you will join the class virtually at a specific time.
Also, if you need to make a schedule change, you may do so at school on August 10 or 11. Remember, if you make a change in a dual credit course, you MUST change it with both JCS and HCTC. I will also be available to assist anyone who needs help. Don’t hesitate to ask. We want you to get off to a good start!
We are waiting for ACT registration to open back up. They have added several more test dates in September and October. Right now, HCTC has waived placement testing for their courses for the fall semester.

Brenda Tincher - 

Topic: JCS Dual Credit Meeting with Jama

Time: Aug 10, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 789 4103 1011

Passcode: tigers

2020-2021 School Year Update
Posted:  July 23, 2020
Superintendent, Dr. Paul Green
Watch on Youtube:  Watch Now

Opening Day


First Day of School

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Updated School Calendar - Google

Updated School Calendar (PDF)

JCS Re-Opening Plan

Read more about Jackson City School's Re-opening Plan for the Upcoming School Year

READ NOW - Google




Q and A

Jackson City Schools wants to help you with questions you may have about re-opening.  Please check out our Q&A Document

Read Now - Google


JCS Enrollment


This form is designed to help our school district prepare for the upcoming school year.  This will help our district plan for social distancing and help our teachers prepare for the best student experience possible.



The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program - $313.50 per student.

Read more to see if you qualify. 

Kentucky Approved for P-EBT Benefits

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a financial resource for families with students who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19. P-EBT provides households with an EBT card with funds (up to $313.50 per student) to spend on food at home for students. Kentucky has now been approved by USDA to provide these benefits. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) and the Kentucky Department of Education are partnering in providing this benefit to families as quickly as possible. The program will be expedited in three specific groups of students.

Read this First

Additional Links

For more information contact Brenda Tincher at


The Jackson Independent staff will use data and innovational strategies to produce successful citizens that are both College and Career Ready


Board of Education

Address:  1909 Patton Ave, Jackson, KY 41339

Phone:  606-666-4979

Fax:  606-666-4350

Staff Email Address:


Jackson City School

Address:  940 Highland Ave, Jackson, KY 41339

Phone:  606-666-5164


Staff Email Address:


Technology Request:

Online submission Form

Address:  940 Highland Ave, Jackson, KY 41339

Phone:  606-666-4979, ext:  2005



Dataseam Logo

© 2015 by Jackson Independent.                      Notice of NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY                    Notice of FERPA Rights