Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jada Pinkett Smith to open school??

Jada Pinkett Smith is adding another title to her resume: schoolmaster.

According to various sources, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is planning to open a high school. Jada, who has two children with actor Will Smith, 10-year-old Jaden and eight-year-old Willow, says that she wants to build a companion to the elementary school she and Will Smith have already opened.

The A-list couple - who tied the knot in 1997 - launched the New Village Leadership Academy in California last year, and it educates youngsters of kindergarten and primary school age for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Will has said in past interviews that he and Jada opened the elementary school after developing a home school program for their two children.

“We started home-schooling our children probably six years ago,” he said. “We found about eight or nine other parents that home-school, so we put them together. … There’s just very powerful educational concepts that we believe in, and we feel like ‘I want to design the system that revolutionizes public education.’ ”

The school generated some controversy because it relies on instructional methods developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. But the school's director has said it isn't a Scientology facility.

Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith is set to produce and star in a new series on TNT.