Parents have many top options for their children's education
Schools in Natchez-Adams County deserve extra credit for providing quality education to students of all ages. From private and parochial schools to a public magnet program focusing on a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum, the county's schools strive to keep students ahead of the academic curve.
Natchez-Adams School District offers programs like Natchez Freshman Academy, which helps ninth-graders transition easier from middle school to high school through individualized instruction. All middle schools in the district are involved in programs to increase student performance in math, science and language arts along with decreasing discipline infractions, and select sixth-graders can attend Robert Lewis Magnet School that offers small class sizes, project-based learning and a focus on S.T.E.M. academic disciplines. Also in the district is Fallin Career and Tech Center, which provides students with work-ready skills in automotive service technology, health sciences and digital media technology.
Parents in Adams County who prefer private education have many choices as well. Adams County Christian School has a curriculum for pre-K through high school with dual college-high school enrollment and teams in all major sports – including golf and tennis. Cathedral School and Holy Family Early Learning Center offer their respective students a traditional Catholic education with programs and activities designed to foster spiritual growth, while Trinity Episcopal Day School provides instruction for pre-kindergarten through high school students and encourages programs such as studying abroad and community-service activities.
The Alcorn State University-Natchez campus houses the ASU Graduate School of Business MBA and Executive MBA programs as well as the School of Nursing that confers associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Alcorn State's main campus is in nearby Lorman. Copiah-Lincoln Community College, or Co-Lin, is in Wesson and serves students from Adams and six other counties, providing academic courses for the first two years of four-year degree programs, as well as technical and career curriculums.
Youth Leadership Natchez
The Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee organizes an annual Youth Leadership Natchez series where 20 selected juniors, representing all schools participate, in a seven-month initiative to learn about their community and hopefully become future leaders. The students meet once a month to engage in team-building projects and take fieldtrips to local sites to learn about government, law enforcement, public works, courts, tourism, school administration and other aspects of Natchez.
One Book, One Community
One Book, One Community is a reading program with all students in the Natchez-Adams County School District as well as private and parochial schools reading the same three books. The program hopes to encourage more students to read and discuss what they’ve read with each other, and also engage the entire community in the effort to provide the county’s kids with an even better education.