Welcome to Jackson County Comprehensive High School!
We hope that you will find our site informative as it gives you a glimpse of the wide variety of activities and experiences that make our school special.
All of us at JCCHS are excited to welcome approximately 1,150 students for this year, and we are looking forward to helping our Senior class leave a lasting legacy of excellence.
As principal, I want our school to provide a challenging and nurturing environment for all of our students as we prepare them for college and careers. We want to excel in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities to provide our students the very best education, and to help them become well-rounded and productive citizens. Our teachers, administration, and staff look forward to partnering with parents and the community to help JCCHS become a model of excellence for other schools around the country.
Because we see education as a partnership, we hope that if you have any questions or would like to become more involved with JCCHS, you will reach out to us.
Thank you again for visiting. I hope that you have a great school year.
And, as always… it’s a Great Day to Be a Panther!
Pete Jones, Principal
Dr. Jones has worked in public education since 1995. He enjoys helping high school students pursue their goals and dreams as they work toward earning their diplomas. Dr. Jones graduated from Florida State University with a double major in History and Social Studies education. He earned a master’s degree in Social Studies Education from Georgia State University, and completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of Georgia. Dr. Jones worked as a teacher for nine years, and was named the Teacher of the Year and STAR Teacher at Dacula High School. He served as an Assistant Principal for six years before becoming principal at Jackson County High School. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children. His hobbies include reading, watching sports, growing vegetables, and playing games.
Kendra Phillips, Assistant Principal
Kendra Phillips joined the Jackson County School System in 1990 at North Jackson teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade mathematics. She moved to the high school setting when the new Jackson County Comprehensive High School opened in the fall of 1991 and taught math for fifteen years. She taught courses such as Applied Math, Algebra I, and Trigonometry. During her time as a teacher, Mrs. Phillips was involved in the advisement process and creation of a summer program where students could recover credit for courses failed the previous year. Mrs. Phillips stepped into the Assistant Principal role in the summer of 2006.
Mrs. Phillips grew up in Jackson County and graduated as Valedictorian from Jackson County High School in 1984. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Mathematics Education. She earned a Master’s degree in Middle School Education from Brenau University and a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama.
During her free time, Mrs. Phillips enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the keyboard at church, shopping, and traveling.
Jessica Rehberg, Assistant Principal
As an alumna of the University of Georgia, Ms. Rehberg is thrilled to be wearing red and black and at JCCHS! Before joining the JC team in 2016, she taught English, primarily American Literature, at the high school level for eleven years. While teaching in Barrow County, she was named System STAR Teacher and high school Teacher of the Year. Ms. Rehberg also sponsored numerous clubs and events and was a yearbook adviser for many years.
Originally from Thomasville, Georgia, Ms. Rehberg earned multiple degrees in English and English Education from UGA and her Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. She currently serves as Testing and AP Coordinator in her role as Assistant Principal at JCCHS. She loves photography, attending sporting events, and traveling, and she enjoys observing students explore their own worldviews through academics and extra-curricular experiences.
Jason Wester, Assistant Principal
Mr. Wester’s bio is coming soon.
Brad Hayes, Athletic Director
Brad Hayes serves as Athletic Director of Jackson County Comprehensive High School as well as teaches AP Human Geography. He has been teaching and coaching at the high school level since 1998.
Coach Hayes coached for 12 years at Collins Hill High School before joining the staff at Jackson County High School in 2015. At Collins Hill, he had the privilege of coaching several players who played at both the collegiate and professional levels, as well as several teams that had great success in one of the hardest regions in Georgia.
He and his family live in Jackson County and he enjoys spending time with them in his free time.
Coach Matt Bolt is Named 2017-18 Teacher of the Year for JCCHS
Principal, Dr. Pete Jones along with the faculty and staff of Jackson County Comprehensive High School are proud to announce Matt Bolt as the 2017-2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Georgia’s Teacher of the Year Program (GTOTY) annually spotlights the teaching profession and recognizes outstanding public school teachers at the local and state levels. The program is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education. It is a prestigious awards program that focuses on excellence in teaching.
Coach Bolt is a 2008 graduate of JCCHS. Upon graduating high school, to further his education, Mr. Bolt attended PIedmont College, where he also played baseball. After two years, Coach Bolt decided to transfer to the University of Georgia to continue his education. During the Spring of 2013, Matt proudly graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary English Education. In addition, he completed his Master’s Degree in Secondary English Content and Curriculum and completed his Gifted Endorsement through PIedmont College during the Summer of 2017. After graduating from UGA, Coach Bolt immediately began working at JCCH. During his tenure at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, Matt has taught 9th grade ELA (regular, co-taught, and Honors), 10th grade ELA (regular & co-taught), and 12th grade ELA (Advanced Composition, regular, and co-taught).
In addition to his classroom responsibilities, Coach Bolt coaches baseball and football. He has coached baseball for seven seasons and football for four. Matt also served as assistant varsity and sub-varsity baseball coach for seven years, Head JV baseball coach for two years, and head assistant varsity coach for two. Coach Bot also works as the football receivers’ coach.
Matt Bolt’s passion for teaching stems from his mother’s passion for literature and teaching at the collegiate level. He enjoys working with younger generations because he understands the importance positive male role models can be for young adults. His ultimate goal in the classroom focuses around shaping young learners to become future successful members of society. Matt enjoys building positive and professional relations with student-athletes as well as non-athletes in the Jackson County community. He believes that building relationships with students is vital to the success of the student both academically, emotionally, and socially. Coach Bolt believes in creating a positive learning environment in his classroom promotes the growth of all learners.
Coach Bolt was recently engaged to his fiance, Emily Duncan, during the Spring of 2017. During his free time, he enjoys reading, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and spending time outdoors. In addition, enjoys traveling to new places Stateside and internationally as time allows.
Favorite Quote: “A Teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” -Henry Adams
Congratulations, Coach Bolt! We are proud of your hard work, dedication, and on-going pursuit of excellence on behalf of our students at JCCHS.
Previous Teachers’ of the Year for JCCHS
2016-2017 – Crystal Colley
2015-2016 – Denise Wilbanks
2014-2015 – Jason Powers
Address: 1668 Winder Highway, Jefferson, GA 30549
School hours: 8:00 AM-3:10 PM
(Doors open at 7:15 a.m.)
GET CONNECTED – Stay up-to-date of the goings-on of JCCHS through these online sources.
ADVISEMENT – Checkout monthly advisement lessons here.
DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMS – List of faculty by department and school-wide programs such as Foothills, Graduation Honors Requirements, & Yearbook.
JCAT – Jackson County Academic Team is a joint venture between teachers, parents, & community to serve JCCHS students.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (Coming soon!)