• Meri Blackburn

    Dr. Meredith Blackburn

  • Dear Parents and Students,

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Empower College and Career Center, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! Our mission at Empower is empowering learners for success in an ever-changing world. It is our goal to work together with students, parents, and the community to create a personalized learning environment for our students to prepare them for college and career opportunities. We would like to see every student who attends Empower graduate being employed, enlisted, or enrolled in higher education.

    As we embark on this journey together, we will share many new and exciting experiences. We value you as partners on this journey and invite you to be engaged with us as guest speakers, as partners in our Career Technical Student Organizations, and as participants at a variety of parent nights we will be planning throughout the year. We look forward to making Empower an exciting and remarkable experience for the students of Jackson County.

    Our newly designed Empower website will hold the answers to many questions you may have throughout the year including our student handbook, bell schedules and transportation logistics, pathway information, and our school events calendar. 

     To receive regular updates on all of the events at Empower, please follow us on social media:

    Twitter: @EmpowerCOO_JCSS and @EmpowerC3

    Facebook: @EmpowerC3

    Instagram: @empowerC3 

    If you ever have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    I look forward to working together with all of you to provide this amazing opportunity for the students of Jackson County!


     Meri Blackburn, PhD