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Principal's Message


Dear Parent and Guardians,

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy of Legal Studies and Community Service is committed to providing instruction and an environment that inspire both academic excellence and character development. Through fidelity in implementation of research-based strategies for remediating struggling learners as well as enriching students who are meeting and exceeding expectations, we are confident that all students will grow academically and assume a path to achieving their God-given potentials.

Our school recognizes that to effect significant positive change in student performance, we must subscribe to a “no excuse” philosophy and take all necessary steps to meet every scholar where they are academically and social emotionally to facilitate their consistent growth. Thus, we have laid out a strategic plan that starts with an important shift from teacher to student-centered learning within classrooms structurally aligned to 21st century expectations. In addition, character education is embedded in everything that we do. Our classrooms promote the paradigm of constructivism in the teaching and learning process. What this means is that teachers serve as guides for students to find individual meaning in their learning through continuous reflection, questioning, and assessment--- both individually and as cooperative groups.  In this way, students take more ownership of their own growth and become intrinsically motivated to excel academically.

Should you have any questions or need further information regarding any of the information presented above, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.


Character, Leadership, Equity, Respect, Service



Best regards,

Dr. Tabina Adam


Johnnie Cochran Academy