James Madison Academic Campus (JMAC) is a comprehensive, community high school on Milwaukee’s northwest side. Our vision is through rigorous instructional foundations and nurturing, all students at James Madison Academic Campus will become proficient learners, prepared to succeed in post-secondary education or careers, and to become productive citizens.
James Madison Academic Campus is also a Community School participating in The Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP) with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. The MCSP is a collective strategy to transform schools into a place where students, families, staff, and the surrounding community can work together to ensure every student is successful. Community Schools is a proven model to increase a school’s capacity to better engage and align partnerships centered on the self-identified, real-time priorities of schools and communities. Our strategy places the focus on the whole child by providing academic supports, social & emotional learning, health & wellness, family & community engagement, and a safe and supportive climate.
In addition to being a community school, we offer a challenging curriculum including AP and Honors courses. We are a National Academy Foundation (NAF) School that offers three academies that students can choose to participate in: Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Finance and Academy of Hospitality and Tourism. We also offer two alternative programs: GED-O2 and Competency Based.
Beyond classroom learning, students may participate in athletics and a variety of clubs. Our student leaders work within the school and the greater community to create a positive school culture.
We encourage students to show strong character, develop leadership skills and be positive role models so that our graduates enhance our future.