The three primary goals or goals of the Jonesville Academy continue through high school: Be the Scholar. Be the Leader. Be the Change. With this in mind, the high school cohorts, beginning with the Freshman Academy in fall 2023 provide 3.0 hours of personal development and an applied-learning curriculum. The high program is designed to create opportunities for scholars to build confidence in the classroom and in social settings and further advance their academic performance and develop their leadership and life skills to strengthen college and/or career readiness. As a program of both Boys to Men Leadership Group and For a Real Change, the high school cohorts mold the men behind the tie preparing them to create real (meaningful) change in their personal lives and community.

Application Process and Timeline

Currently, the Freshman Academy Co-Hort will be limited to 15 scholars who can actively participate in the Academy. The application process includes a completed enrollment form which includes an essay question.

Jonesville Academy Meeting Dates for the Freshman Academy Co-Hort

October 2023 – May 2024

Meetings take place on Saturdays, 8:30am – 12:30pm* 

Fall 2023 – October 21*, November 4, November 18, December 2, and December 16 (holiday project/event). 

Spring 2024 – January 14-15 (MLK Weekend Activities), January 27, February 10, February 24, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, and May 4**.

* If your scholar is interested in also joining WKU’s Young Male Leadership Academy, that will not impact your scholar’s enrollment in Jonesville Academy.  

** If this date is not needed, the program leaders will confirm at a later date.

If any dates change, notice will be provided.

Enrollment Timeline

Applications Accepted: February 16 – August 30, 2023

Freshmen Retreat: September 9, 2023