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Principal's Message


Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy of Legal Studies and Community Service! We are dedicated to providing an enriching educational experience that promotes both academic excellence and character development. Our commitment to research-based strategies ensures that all students can grow academically and realize their full potential.
At our school, we believe in a "no excuse" philosophy, where we take every necessary step to meet each scholar where they are academically and socially-emotionally. Our strategic plan begins with a crucial shift from teacher-centered to student-centered learning. Our classrooms are structured to align with 21st-century expectations, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Additionally, character education is integrated into every aspect of our curriculum.
We embrace the paradigm of constructivism, where teachers serve as guides, facilitating student reflection, questioning, and assessment. Through this approach, students are encouraged to find personal meaning in their learning and take ownership of their growth. By becoming intrinsically motivated, they are inspired to excel academically.
We value your partnership in your child's education and invite you to reach out if you have any questions or need further information. Our school is built on the core values of Character, Leadership, Equity, Respect, and Service, which guide our daily interactions and foster a positive and inclusive community.
Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education. We are excited to embark on this educational journey together, empowering our students to thrive academically and personally.
Best regards,
Dr. Tabina Adam
Johnnie Cochran Academy

Character, Leadership, Equity, Respect, Service