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Job Shadow Day Opportunity

Any JL Mann 9th, 11th or 12th grader not participating in the October 16th PSAT/NMSQT testing on our campus is invited to Job Shadow that day. Please visit J.L. Mann’s School Counseling Website for more information including the packet that must be filled out.

J.L. Mann's Magnet Open House

J.L. Mann's Magnet Open House will be Thursday, October 3 from 5:30-6:30 in the school's auditorium. Please contact Brett Buzzell, Magnet Coordinator, at 864-355-6326 or for more information.

Financial Aid Workshop for Parents

On October 4th, J.L. Mann will host one of four Financial Aid Workshop for Parents offered by Greenville County Schools.   

Greenville County Schools Celebrates AP Capstone Diploma Recipients

Thirteen J. L. Mann High Academy students have earned the Advanced Placement® (AP®) Capstone Diploma, and three of these students also earned the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™ during the 2018-19 school year.  The AP Capstone Diploma program allows students to develop critical thinking, research, and presentation skills, both individually and as a team. Students conduct academic research on topics of personal interest in two interdisciplinary courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.  Read more.

Student Medications

All medications that your child carries, must have correct yearly paperwork in the health room. That includes all over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.  All forms are found on the Greenville County School Health Services website page.  


Technology Fee and Class Dues

Technology Fee

All JL Mann students will pay a Technology Fee for the 2019-2020 School Year that will serve, in part, to protect students who have accidental damages occur with the device. The Technology Fee is based upon where students fall under the Pupils in Poverty Index (PIP)- formerly free/reduced lunch.  For more information about what the technology fee covers and does not cover go to 

Class Dues

Class dues are paid by each student yearly. They are $25.00 per student ($5.00 for PIP students). These dues are used to pay for the following:

class activities associated with school culture and instruction
paperback copy of the book chosen for the School Wide Book Read in January
25 prints per month from their Chromebooks
each class account rolls over to ultimately pay for their Senior Graduation (Timmons Arena rental, programs, decorations). Last year graduation expenses totaled $7,000.00.

*Students who do not pay their Class Dues or their Technology Fee  will have the fees added to the obligations list and that debt will carry all applicable restrictions associated with debts for students.


Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are available to families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced price meals. If your family chooses to apply, please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form" which is available at all schools. You may also submit your Free and Reduced Meal Application online. The forms can be obtained and, once completed, returned to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. 

Credit Monitoring Information for Families Impacted by Pearson Data Breach

Greenville County Schools was notified by Pearson, an education software company, that they experienced a breach of student data related to AimsWeb.  If you are one of those affected individuals or represent an affected minor and choose to redeem this offer, you may activate your membership and start monitoring your or your minor’s personal information by following the steps outlined here.  

J. L. Mann named to US News list of America’s Best High Schools and Washington Post’s List of Most Challenging

J. L. Mann named to US News list of America’s Best High Schools and Washington Post’s List of Most Challenging Schools.

GCSD Parent Backpack

Parents, Greenville County Schools has a Parent Backpack where you can check your child's grades and other pertinent information.

Click here to access the website and set up an account if you do not have one.

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Sex Education Dates

JL Mann will offer Sex Education Instruction during the 2019-2020 school year from April 20th-May 8th.  Parents will be able to review course content between April 6th-17th.  Additional information will be available closer to instruction dates.  

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