For Parents

Welcome, Parents

The Jackson County Intermediate School District offers parents and their families numerous educational opportunities -- for everyone from infants to teenagers to the adults, we have educational programs for you!  Learn more about these exciting programs here on our website by clicking on the following links:

Adult Education
Take classes at night -- as a hobby, for professional certification, or even college credit -- through the Jackson Area Career Center.

Camp McGregor
The JCISD operates this 85-acre natural park on the shores of Crispell Lake.  It includes the Math and Science Center, a high-powered, computerized telescope, nature trails, a lodge with seating for 100, cabins, a picnic shelter, sandy beach and more!  The facility is available for rent to the public.

Career Cruisin'
Think it's too early to start planning a career?  Think again!  Our Career Prep activities, online interactive software, and career counseling can help your student get on the road to success!

FACT Backpacks
Families and Children Together (
FACT) backpacks are sent home each year to 12,000 Jackson County elementary students with conversation-provoking activities -- and don't forget to pass the popcorn when you watch the videos!

Girl Quest
This JCISD's after school program for girls in grades 3-7 teaches healthy and nutritional habits along with personal/social development skills and self-confidence.  The program annually culminates in a 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) run.

Great Parents, Great Start - Jackson
Get your child off to a good start with the help of this collaborative specializing in assistance for children ages 0-6.

Jackson Area Career Center
The Jackson Area Career Center is one of the county's "gems", providing the best in career and technical education.  We offer nearly 30 programs we offer where you can get FREE college credit and/or professional certifications.

Math & Science Center
The Jackson County Mathematics and Science Center is one of 33 centers in the State of Michigan charged with improving the quality of Mathematics and Science education. The Center provides parents with practical tips and other assistance,  and along with a variety of community partners, the Center provides real-world applications to students. Check out the activities, opportunities and workshops available!

Safe & Drug Free Schools
Chances are, your child has already been through one of our Safe & Drug Free Schools programs as we reach some 20,000 school-aged children each year.   Learn more about what this program can do for your school or community organization!

Special Education
The JCISD takes great pride in the services we offer Special Education students and their families, as well as the care provided by our professional staff.  Learn more about the services available through the JCISD and other community resources.

Complaints or concerns related to JCISD staff or program compliance with various anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and policies should be directed to one of the following individuals:

Mark Pogliano, Principal, Jackson Area Career Center,, 517-768-5100

Any Rogers, Principal, Torrant & Kit Young Centers,, 517-787-8910

Catherine Brechtelsbauer, Director of HR & Legal Services,, 517-768-5155