Liza Jackson maintains the high academic expectations which have proven successful since we opened in 2001. LJPS has been an A+ school each year, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our students benefit from a rigorous academic program based on both state and national academic standards. Students are exposed to courses including Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts and Spanish on a daily basis. They are also provided opportunities to explore additional courses which include Band, Art, Drama, Technology, Digital Arts and Physical Education to create a richer learning experience. High school credit courses are offered in Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry Honors and Spanish based on student achievement and teacher recommendation.
The small-school atmosphere and developmentally-appropriate school environment nurtures our students while at the same time preparing them for success in middle and high school. Expectations for conduct and behavior ensure that all students learn in an orderly, secure, and welcoming environment.
LJPS maximizes student learning and academic achievement by concentrating all of its resources on individual student improvement. Grade level teachers plan together daily in order to make effective cross-curricular connections. Extensive, frequent data analysis by the teachers drive the curriculum content each year and allow teachers to continually adjust instruction to meet both group and individual student needs.
LJPS embraces high academic standards for all students, a challenging curriculum with real-world applications, and a culture of continuous improvement. LJPS faculty, staff, students and families truly believe that “We are a caring community of learners dedicated to making the world a better place through academic preparation, good manners, common sense, and 100% effort”.
Request for Student Records
Please forward request for student records to:
Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Records Custodian: Kaye McKinley
1123 Hospital Rd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Kaye McKinley, Principal
Kaye McKinley holds a BS degree in Special Education K-12 and English K-12 from Texas Woman’s University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from University of West Florida. Mrs. McKinley has been an educator for 37 years in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since arriving in Okaloosa County in 1993, she has been a Special Education teacher, General Education teacher, ESE staffing specialist, Director of ESE, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. She is married to Marv McKinley, retired USAF. They have five children who are all active duty and/or married to military members. They are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren. Mrs. McKinley was duly commissioned in 2010 as the Military Family Education Liaison for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children for the state of Florida.