J. Frank White Academy

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Inspiring learners and leaders

Our classrooms are filled with students who approach their studies with a genuine desire to learn. The universal support and enthusiasm among faculty, staff and parents/guardians creates an environment that encourages academic excellence. We believe high standards for character will lead students to embrace challenges in and out of the classroom and, ultimately, to succeed. Our goal is to foster honor, respect, and compassion in each student and provide them with an exceptional learning environment to prepare them for further education. Our graduates are ready to go into post-secondary education with the confidence to thrive, the tools for life-long learning, and the conviction to make a positive impact.


J. Frank White Academy

Recent News

Mountain Fiesta Logo September 13, 2023 The Mountain Fiesta Set for September 30

The Mountain Fiesta, an annual celebration of Latin American and Appalachian culture, is set for Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Cumberland Gap.

Dr. Clayton Hess September 7, 2023 Dr. Clayton Hess to Retire at Year's End

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess, PhD, has announced plans to retire at the end of the calendar year. Senior Executive Vice President Jason McConnell will serve as interim president beginning on January 1, 2024, and a national search will follow.

Tennessee magazine august 2023 cover August 23, 2023 Evans Chosen PVEC Youth Tour Delegate

J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) senior Anna Evans spent a week this summer touring Washington, D.C., as part of the Powell Valley Electric Cooperative (PVEC) 2023 Washington Youth Tour.