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14th of August 2017

Board to Vote on Charter School Proposal in Canton

CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – The number of charter schools in Mississippi could double next school year. Three charter applications have made it to the final round of the process. And one could be opening it’s doors right outside the Capital City. The non-profit organization is called Scientific Research (SR1). It’s located in Ridgeland, but they’ve mentored students […]


Proposed Charter School in Canton Moves Closer to Authorization

Parents, students and community members are hopeful a charter school could boost academic opportunity for Canton students. SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy is among three groups vying for permission to form charter schools. The institutions would be the first charter schools outside of Jackson. More than 20 community members spoke out in favor of […]


Broadening Experiences

On a cold morning in February, I drove away from my house in Montana and began a road trip, traversing the middle of the country until I arrived in Jackson, Miss. I was coming here for a service project through the AmeriCorps organization, in which I would be working with students of various ages at […]


19th of October 2016

Accounting Error Hurts Mississippi Kids//Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Accounting error hurts Mississippi kids Stell Simonton David Dallas had just walked out of a Boys & Girls Club meeting in Jackson, Mississippi, in mid-August when a radio reporter approached him. Would an accounting error at the Mississippi Department of Education affect his youth organization? It was the first Dallas had heard of the error […]


State Stiffs After-School Program//Jackson Free Press

State Stiffs After-School Program JACKSON  — The inside of SR1 (Scientific Research) a nonprofit afterschool program serving local K-12 students, looks like a scene from the future. The walls are Orbit City sky blue and Spotify green. Technology for every purpose occupies each corner, from barndoor light panels for future photographers to compound microscopes […]


16th of March 2016

Spotlight// Corey Wright of MS Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Alligators, bones, snakes, oh my! SR1 and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have a long-standing partnership and one of the benefits of that partnership is access to professionals in the fields of Wildlife Management and Natural Sciences. On October 29th, 2015, Corey Wright , in conjunction with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences, […]


Spotlight// Super Sophomores

SR1, Scientific Research, is a non-profit organization located in Ridgeland that focuses on college access and success for the counties of Hinds, Madison, and Scott. Last May SR1 saw its first crew of seniors, two of whom had been in the program since ninth grade, graduate from high school. This year, SR1 has more than […]


Spotlight// VetAspire

On Nov.13, SR1 selected four high school students -Tykerria Hamlin, Kaitlin Powell, Vincent King, and Kendontre Brown,- to participate in Mississippi State University’s VetAspire program. VetAspire is an all – day program that lasts from 8 a.m. – until 5 p.m., and is designed for students to spend the day at MSU’s College of Veterinary […]


Ready for College//Keith Thompson & Zephaniah Collins

  Keith Thompson and Zephaniah Collins, once just strangers, are now friends getting ready to embark on an amazing journey: COLLEGE. The Southern Miss-bound seniors were not always on the collegiate path that they are on now, but with the help of SR1, Scientific Research, the graduating duo has a great future ahead of them, […]