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Ms. Johnston’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Berkeley High School
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Half of students from low‑income households

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Our academy is a school within a school serving the largest concentration of low income students of color at a very large, diverse high school. Primarily African American and Latino, our students are also overwhelmingly low-income. Although most start in CPA behind academically, we push them and support them with high expectation and caring teachers. By senior year they are focused on college, and are academically prepared to succeed. 96% attend two or four-year colleges. Our program has developed model strategies for increasing students' skills and college readiness. We are working with our seniors now on college applications and scholarships. I teach economics, government, and a senior capstone class. I strive to prepare them to have clear goals, to advocate for themselves,and to understand how this society works and the many ways to participate in and affect society as citizens. My students have so much intelligence and potential. Watch out, world!

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Our academy is a school within a school serving the largest concentration of low income students of color at a very large, diverse high school. Primarily African American and Latino, our students are also overwhelmingly low-income. Although most start in CPA behind academically, we push them and support them with high expectation and caring teachers. By senior year they are focused on college, and are academically prepared to succeed. 96% attend two or four-year colleges. Our program has developed model strategies for increasing students' skills and college readiness. We are working with our seniors now on college applications and scholarships. I teach economics, government, and a senior capstone class. I strive to prepare them to have clear goals, to advocate for themselves,and to understand how this society works and the many ways to participate in and affect society as citizens. My students have so much intelligence and potential. Watch out, world!

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