RamJam Credit Recovery Program
June 16-27, 2008
RamJam Credit Recovery Program is a 10-day summer course designed to help students recover partial credit for English and Algebra. The program is a project-based learning exercise in which separate groups embark on adventures as diverse as building a butterfly garden, painting a mural on the baseball dugouts and documenting the entire experience on video and webpages. More Info >>
PreAP and AP Summer Reading Program
All students taking English and/or Social Studies PreAP and AP classes next year will participate in the Summer Reading Program. You will read a book for each PreAP / AP class and meet with your peers and Ms. Holbrook to discuss the book, create a project, and present the project to your parents in August.
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Delco Center, June 6
Johnston's Class of 2008 held their Graduation Ceremony on June 6th in front of a packed house. Friends, Family, Teachers, Administrators and other guests witnessed the Johnston High 2008 Graduation Ceremony, which now will be the very last one under the Albert Sydney Johnston name. See Highlights >>
Johnston Jumpstart Program
July 21- August 7
Have you ever dreamt of a class that allowed you to learn while blogging, building websites, creating a Japanese Meditation Garden, painting murals, and hanging out at local coffee shops?
Well Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!
Johnston High School has the summer program you’ve been dreaming about!
Explore English, reading, science, and math concepts as you earn a half credit (.5) in reading during this 12-day fun-packed summer program!
Where: Johnston High School
When: Monday-Thursday, July 21- August 7
Time: 9:00 AM-Noon
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National Honor Society recognizes outgoing and incoming members
LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP, CHARACTER AND SERVICE: Principals Celina Estrada-Thomas and Anabel Garza, along with librarian Patricia Ingram, Johnston faculty and members of the community, held their annual candle lighting ceremony to honor outgoing and incoming National Honor Society members at Johnston High.
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Career & Technology Holds Lunchtime Fair
Teachers and Students from the Career and Technology Education Dept held a recruiting fair in the Johnston Cafeteria during a recent lunch period. All of the elective classes were represented including Digital Graphics, Culinary Arts, Auto Technology, Band, Health Sciences, Engineering, Video Technology, Webmastering, Theatre and much more. Students who are interested in choosing one of these electives next year were able to get a closeup view of what the classes are about and talk to current students and teachers about details of those classrooms. See Highlights >>
Johnston High Hosted District UIL Tournament
Johnston High School was proud to host the District 17-4A UIL Academic Tournament on March 22, 2008 at the Johnston Campus! Johnston competed with students from Crockett HS, Elgin HS, LBJ/LASA, Lanier HS, Manor HS, McCallum HS, Reagan HS, and Travis HS. JHS walked away with several medals including placements in Current Events & Issues and Calculator Applications. Several students went on to compete in the regionals at Huntsville April 12.
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Johnston High School is...
Albert Sydney Johnston High School is a learning institution designed to meet the needs of students and community. Our mission is to prepare students for their future by providing the highest quality of instruction, to instill basic values and responsibility, and to inspire them to perform at their maximum potential.
Johnston High School will be continuing its redesign effort next year. Please see the current relevant information below.
Johnston High School is currently one of the first high schools in the Austin Independent School District to be redesigned to fit the needs of the 21st Century student. As such, Johnston is in the process of developing two distinct academies, which will encompass the students' educational needs.
Academy of Arts and Humanities
The Academy of Arts and Humanities empowers students through high expectations in all activities, encouraging involvement and participation, and providing students opportunities with a focus on future success in post-secondary options. More
Academy of Scientic Inquiry and Design
The Academy of Scientific Inquiry and Design will provide every student with rigorous academic studies, hands-on inquiry emphasizing math, science and technology, and the tools and knowledge base required for a successful postsecondary education. More
Each academy houses about 375 students and 20 teachers. It is led by a director, assistant, instructional coach and counselor.
All students will take the core curriculum (ELA, Math, Science & Social Studies) within the academy.
Shared Programs Across Both Academies
Both academies offer courses at the Pre-AP level and share course offerings for AP level courses. For more information see links below:
Parent AP Letter
The following courses (programs) are open to all students on the Johnston campus: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Guitar, Art, Foreign Language, Theater, Journalism (Newspaper & Yearbook), Dance, UIL Athletics and UIL Academics.
From the Desk of Dr. Estrada
Please read this letter from Dr. Estrada about requirements for the district's teachers to be highly qualified.