Entering into 9th Grade: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Entering into 10th Grade: Anthem by Ayn Rand
Entering into 11th Grade: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Entering into 12th Grade: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
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The vision of Velma Jackson High School, with the collective support of parents/guardians, teachers, staff and community, is to provide a safe environment with the best educational experience possible. We strive to meet, maintain & exceed successful status while preparing students with the academic & social skills necessary to attain college and career readiness.
-Build a team climate among administrators, teachers, staff, students & parents
-Provide effective instruction and safety nets to improve student engagement & achievement
-Increase SATP2/MAP Test Scores in every subject area
-Increase ACT & SAT Test Scores