Our School

The SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy (CPSA) is a high-performing, innovative public charter school in Madison County, Mississippi. The school serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade on a creative campus with both indoor and outdoor learning environments.

SR1 CPSA is a community where teachers are passionate about teaching young learners. Students have a strong desire to learn and achieve educational success. Students embrace the academic challenges and high-performing instruction.

Provost’s Welcome

My name is Kymberley Hutchinson and I am honored and excited to serve as the Founding Provost of the first state approved STEM academy for the 2023-24 school year. I have been in the field of education for over 14 years, with 11 years of that experience spent in STEM academies in San Antonio, Texas as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, and STEM Director.

SR1 College Preparatory & STEM Academy is committed to providing all students equal access to a quality education rooted in rigorous, innovative curriculum with limitless opportunities of exploration and discovery that serves to close equity gaps in STEM fields. We strive to educate and nurture social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each student. SR1 CPSA is dedicated to creating a safe environment for our students to be risk-taking innovators as they develop 21st Century skills in a cultivating atmosphere free of bias that will increase their success in college, career, military, and beyond.   


I am eager to meet our students and their families during our Back-to-School events, monthly Coffee Café meetings, and many other events/activities that will be taking place this year! We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all our students. Our Student Handbook has been prepared as a resource for expectations and policies that help us provide consistency, safety, and an excellent education for your child(ren). I am thrilled to begin this herculean, yet worthwhile task with each of you and look forward to building SR1 College Preparatory & STEM Academy into a Blue Ribbon school. 


The SR1 CPSA’s mission is to prepare students for success in grade school, college, and beyond. 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are all fields SR1 believes children will need to know adulthood. STEM skills will be expected for the majority of people in tomorrow’s workforce.  SR1 believes the best time to teach STEM is when students are young because students are natural STEM learners based on curiosity and imagination. 

SR1 desires to make the region strong in STEM skills by taking on the educational challenge in Mississippi, a state that has faced challenges but the people have the talent and potential to overcome challenges and build a strong, innovative, and successful future.

SR1 CPSA is committed to academic excellence for all students! Once these students reach college and beyond, the academic value will improve Mississippi’s workforce and economy.

Vision & Values

The Culture of SR1 College Preparatory and STEM Academy Public Charter

The SR1 CPSA Charter School Curriculum academic model is how and why we exist. It champions our unique culture of inquiry and intellect and relies upon our teachers’ passion for the subjects that they teach to inspire students. The culture-plus-curriculum building blocks underpin learning environments where a love of learning and personal responsibility matters. SR1 CPSA are places where students come to class prepared to think actively, ask questions, seek answers, and be respectful.

What do our students learn to respect?

  • acquiring knowledge for its own sake, and not just means to an end

  • the scientific method

  • the power of asking questions

  • the satisfaction of finding answers

  • other people and diverse viewpoints

  • the importance of hard work

  • the power of a support system

  • the capabilities they have within


The SR1 CPSA Charter School Curriculum is a pathway for students to discover

  • A love of applied knowledge, invention, creative problem-solving

  • That asking questions and seeking help are fundamental to self-reliance 

  • Individual strengths that emerge as they rise to challenges

Above all, the SR1 CPSA Charter School Curriculum is designed to prepare students for more than academic success. It prepares people for a lifetime of dreaming and doing.

Faculty & Staff

Team work really does make the dream work. See our great team along with open team positions. If you would like to become a member of the SR1 CPSA email your resume and cover letter to Career@SR1CPSA.org

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Head of School

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Principal Pre-K and K


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K Head Teacher


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