• Why choose The Academies at JHS? The choice is simple. JHS offers the most opportunities of any of the 5 school districts in Jonesboro. JHS has an impressive list of advance placement courses and 33 hours of concurrent credit available. JHS offers core emphasis Academies: Business, Communication Arts, and Law (BCAL); Health and Human Services (HHS) and Science Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). JHS is also known for their Golden Hurricane athletics, with over 80 state championship titles & 15 team sports available, including our recently added E-Sports Team. Our Fine Arts programs excel with award winning art, band, choral, and drama departments in not only our high school but in our junior highs as well. To help students choose an Academy to fit their education goals, Annie Camp Junior High and MacArthur Junior High campuses use Keystone courses and project-based learning to find an Academy for students that best suits them. Please feel free to set up a school tour by calling the JHS front office: 870.933.5881. 



Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Brad Faught, Executive Principal

Dr. Brad Faught is a lifelong Jonesboro resident and alumni of Jonesboro High School. His educational career began at Arkansas State University where he received a BSE in 1986, a MSE in 1990, and an Ed.D in 2003. He is a 34-year veteran educator who began his career as a social studies teacher and coach for the Valley View School District. He then moved to the Westside School District to serve as a teacher and coach. After his time in these districts, he returned home to the Jonesboro School District where he has been for the last 32 years.

He began his career in Jonesboro as a teacher and coach at Douglas MacArthur Junior High School. After his time at MacArthur, he moved into leadership as assistant principal at Annie Camp Junior High for four years. Dr. Faught took his first head principal job at Jonesboro’s Sixth Grade Academic Center where he remained for eight years. His next move took him to Douglas MacArthur Junior High School. For seventeen years, he oversaw expansions including four major building projects, and recently, he led the adoption of the Professional Learning Communities model.  In 2019, Dr. Faught moved to the Academies of Jonesboro High School to serve as Executive Principal.

Dr. Faught works online with graduate students from five universities around the country as a lead academic assistant, an academic assistant, a field service representative, and an adjunct professor. Dr. Faught has two children who are both educators.

Administrative Assistant: Nichole Smith, nichole.smith@jonesboroschools.net