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J.W. Sexton High School

Grades 7-12     Math Science and Engineering Academy

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The staff of J.W. Sexton High School is committed to equity and quality in education. J.W. Sexton is home to the Lansing School District's premiere Math, Science & Engineering Academy that prepares students for high-skilled, high-paying jobs.

What is STEM?

STEM helps students understand how the academic principles of
science, technology, engineering and mathematics impact their
world and prepares them for the workforce of tomorrow.

What makes Sexton special?


  • Honors classes at all grade levels.
  • National Honor Society.
  • More than 12 student clubs, including the “RoboReds,” Robotics Team, Japanese Club, Future Nurses Club and Diversity Team.
  • Exceptional sports programs for young women and men.
  • After-school tutoring program for grades 7-12 with bilingual support.


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Upcoming Events

  • 17 Jan
    • Late Start Wednesday
      Jan 17
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    • Talk Early & Talk Often Workshop
      Jan 17
      5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
      Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High Street, Lansing, MI
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      Talk Early & Talk Often Workshop
      Wednesday, January 17, 2018
      5:30-7:30 pm
      Free and Open to Parents of Lansing School District 7th-12th Graders!
      Meeting place: Cristo Rey
      Community Center
      1717 N. High Street, Lansing, MI

      Talk Early & Talk Often is a nationally recognized workshop aimed at helping parents of middle and high school youth talk with their children about abstinence and sexuality. The workshop helps parents recognize and use opportunities to open the door for conversation, listen and respond with greater confidence and skill and to feel comfortable seeking outside sources of information.

      It’s never too late to improve a relationship with a child or teenager. Don’t underestimate the great need that children feel – at all ages – for close relationships with their parents AND for their parents’ guidance, approval, and support.

      Please register online at
      or contact Laurie to register: (517) 541-8771

  • 23 Jan
    • 1/2 Day for High Schools - Exams
      Jan 23
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    • PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)
      Jan 23
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Mt. Hope STEAM, 1215 E. Mt. Hope Ave Lansing, MI 48910
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      The Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6:30P.M. to 8:00P.M. at Mt. Hope STEAM, located at 1215 E. Mt. Hope Ave Lansing, MI 48910. Free dinner and childcare will be provided. A Balanced Calendar discussion and a Pathway Promise update.

  • 24 Jan
    • 1/2 Day for High Schools - Exams
      Jan 24
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      On Wednesday, January 24 – There is no LSW. All high schools have a half day for final exams. All other schools have a full day.

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Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.

Dr. Mark Coscarella
Deputy Superintendent
(517) 755-2946

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to the Public Safety Department:

Ms. Cordelia Black
Director of Public Safety
(517) 755-2030