Ask For More is a visionary partnership of schools, community organizations, and families in Jackson designed to increase the level of student achievement by “asking for more” from teachers, principals, students, parents, and the community. Ask for More was launched in 1999 as a groundbreaking collaborative for reforming schools within the Jackson Public School District
The goal of Ask for More is to ensure that every child from its targeted schools graduates with the skills necessary to continue into higher education or directly to a satisfying and productive job. Targeted communities include elementary schools Bradley, Brown, Dawson, Galloway, Johnson, Smith, and Walton; middle schools Rowan and Brinkley; and Lanier High School. This cluster of schools is called the Lanier “feeder system.”
The Ask for More Collaborative serves as a laboratory for reform initiatives that can be expanded throughout the Jackson Public School District and a model for collaboration among multiple groups of citizens.