MIZE ATTENDANCE CENTER:
Mize Attendance Center continues an outstanding academic tradition. We are the only Level 5, Superior Performing, high school in Smith County. Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that will enable our students to become productive and well adjusted citizens in an ever-changing society.
“We have a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and caring team that facilitates learning, models responsibility and dedication, and encourages students to do their best each day. Our students are filled with “Bulldog Pride”. Our community and parents work with us to make Mize successful in all its efforts.”
Chuck Jones, Principal
RALEIGH HIGH SCHOOL:
“Close cooperation between the home and school is essential to promote the best interests of your child. Parents are encouraged to visit the school and to attend scheduled meetings of parents and teachers. Mutual benefits accrue when there is meaningful exchange of information between home and school. Build a good relationship with your child’s teachers and other staff members. Take part in school activities, make your home a learning place and encourage your child with praise, guidance and love. We work to provide our students a safe learning environment and skills they need. Quality education takes a team effort!
Miles Butler, Principal
Elementary Principal: John King
TAYLORSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL:
All those involved in the education process at Taylorsville High School place emphasis on high expectations, superior achievement, and positive personal growth. We strive to share a wealth of information on many aspects of life on our campus and to convey our goals toward developing successful students and an exemplary school climate. We are proud of our school and accomplishments. Join us as we continue to excel in and out of the classroom.
Jeff Duvall, Principal
SMITH COUNTY VOCATIONAL COMPLEX:
The Smith County vocational Complex is committed to work with our community to provide a safe, positive and caring educational environment that will facilitate the growth and development of individuals who will be adaptive lifelong learners able to function productively in a rapidly changing world. In order to achieve this mission, the school will provide a diversified set of up-to-date technical-vocational programs focused on helping students acquire employability skills as well as those skills essential for post secondary education and training.
Hollis Blackwell, Director
JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE
Jones County Junior College provides a valuable service for the community at Smith County Adult Education Center, located in the old National Guard Armory building (also known as the Summerland voting Precinct) Highway 28 East in Taylorsville. (601-785-6602)
FREE classes are available to help adults improve their reading, math, and language skills. With gasoline prices so high, it’s great to know that people can attend ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes AND even take the Official GED Tests locally.
These same classes are helpful for those wishing to prepare for the ACT or pre-employment testing.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
• Enrollment begins with a phone call or drop-in visit to the Smith County Adult Education Center on a Monday or Tuesday, preferably between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, to schedule a time for registration and assessment.
• Soon after enrollment, the student takes a diagnostic test to determine his specific areas of strength and weakness in reading, math, and / or language.
• The teacher assigns the appropriate lessons to be worked at the student’s own pace.
• Instruction may include group participation, one-on-one with instructor, books / workbooks, and lessons on the computer.
• After 40-50 hours of class attendance and instruction, the student will be tested again to see whether these skills have been mastered.
• At that time, he will either be assigned any additional lessons needed in that subject, lessons in another subject, or specific preparation for the GED Tests, if applicable.
• Completion of the class is determined by the diagnostic testing that indicates a student has advanced at least one skill level.
• Many students have successfully completed 1 or more parts of the 5-part GED Test.
• All students work on computer skills as well as basic skills.
• Call 601-785-6602 during class hours to schedule a registration appointment.
• FREE classes in reading, math, and language for people preparing to take the GED Test or the ACT or just wanting to improve their basic skills.
Classes are offered MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS:
For all the benefits of Adult Education available at the center call
Merry Beth Tigert