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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

  • 21 Feb
    • Late Start Wednesday
      Feb 21
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    • Magnet Informational Meeting
      Feb 21
      6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
      Gardner International 333 Dalia Drive, Lansing MI 48911
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      Join us at one of our Magnet Schools Community Information Meetings coming up this week.

      Pattengill Academy on Tuesday, February 20th from 6 to 7pm, 626 Marshall Street, Lansing MI 48912

      Gardner International on Wednesday, February 21st from 6 to 7pm, 333 Dalia Drive, Lansing MI 48911

      A presentation explaining the new Magnet schools, the Lottery process and the restructuring of other District schools will be given, followed by a question and answer session.

  • 27 Feb
    • MSU 8th Annual Chavez & Huerta Commemorative Celebration
      Feb 27
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      Dolores Huerta, Keynote Speaker for the MSU 8th Annual Chavez & Huerta Commemorative Celebration

      Building Inclusive Communities

      Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

      Leadership Conference + Community Luncheon Unity March

      Location = Michigan State University, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

      (10:00am) Student Leadership Conference, @ Auditorium
      (11:30am) Community Leadership Luncheon, @ Big Ten Rm A
      (1:30pm) Community Unity March, Start @ Big Ten Rm A (click on Chávez link)

    • PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)
      Feb 27
      6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
      Eastern High School, 220 N Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48912
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      The Parent Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) meeting will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 6:30P.M. to 8:00P.M. at Eastern High School, located at 220 N Pennsylvania Ave Lansing, MI 48912. Free dinner and childcare will be provided. There will be a District Athletics presentation and discussion, plus a review of the plans for new Eastern athletic fields.

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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