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    District Mission Statement

    "We are Richland One, a leader

    in transforming lives through

    education, empowering all

    students to achieve their

    potential and dreams."

    School Mission Statement

    " C.A. Johnson High School will
    transform the lives of  every student
    by empowering  them to explore
    and pursue their post-secondary
    and career aspirations."

    Vision Statement

    C.A. Johnson High School will
    create a culture of excellence
    through proactive and continuously
    evolving program structures
    that accommodate the needs
    of its student population and

    C.A. Johnson Announces Annual Report to Parents

    Please see attached 

    Annual Report To Parents Format 2015_3.docx

    The Parent Portal

    Parents and guardians of C. A. JOHNSON students are encouraged to come by the school during the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00pm to pick up their password for access to the parent portal. This powerful communication tool allows parents to keep track of their child's academic progress and attendance online.

    You must come to the school to verify your information with a picture ID. Check-in at the front desk.
    For further information contact the Media Center at (803) 929-3870.
    PowerSchool Parent Portal User Guide.pdf
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    The Hornet Buzz

    *CAJ Salad Bar 
    (View this link)

    *A/B day designation schedule for approved student makeup days:

    ---Friday, February 12, 2016 (A Day)
    ---Monday, February 15, 2016 (B Day)
    ---Friday, March 18, 2016 (A Day)
    ---Monday, May 30, 2016 (B Day)
    ---Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (A Day)

    Are you Ready for College?

    Please come to the Heyward Career Center on February 20, 2016 from 8am-12pm  to learn more about preparing for college and to hear featuring Author Kobe Wilkerson discuss preparing students for college.

    Reading & Rocking Family Literacy Night
    is a great opportunity to share the love of reading with parents, students, younger children, and faculty

    For more information about Reading and Literacy Night visit this link Parent and Community Involvement..     

    After-School Tutoring Available!

    C.A. Johnson will offer FREE After-School Tutoring on Tuesday thru Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Tutoring will be offered in various subjects and is open to anyone wishing to attend.  We encourage students to take advantage of this great, free service to help them be as successful as possible this year.    


    Did you know that students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs?  In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime.  Your education is like money in the bank! 

    To make the most of your education, attend all classes, every day, ON TIME.   Please visit this link for information on  C.A. Johnson High School Tardy Procedures.   

    Remember students, at C. A. Johnson, Attendance Matters!  If you would like more information please contact
     Mrs. Dixon, School Social Worker

    The Richland One School District Announces Its Harrassment Policy

    Please Read Attachement.

    Literacy Corner

    Hello Hornets, 

    Welcome to Hornet Literacy Corner, a section of our school’s webpage designed to share research-based tools and tips to help improve teaching and learning in our school. Please visit this section often for access to academic articles, teacher spotlights, academic websites, etc.

    If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Sonja Merriwether-Hawkins, Reading and Literacy and/or Mrs.Tammie Dreher Wells, School Librarian

    Information You Can Use: 

    Accelerated Reader:  AR Book Finder and Accelerated Reader Quizzes
    October Tips:  Comprehensive and Reading Skills
    November Tips:  Cornell Note Taking Tips and Expository Pillar
    December Tips:  Tips to choose Books that appeal to reluctant readers and Engaging Students in Writing
    February Tips:    

    This month’s Literacy Corner includes extended writing activities that could be used across all disciplines and some “food for thought” on ways to deal with argumentative and disruptive students.   Dr. Ken Shore's Classroom Problem Solver and 

    Extended Writing.pdf



    The following students placed in the FBLA District II Conference:

    FBLA Principles & Procedures
    3rd Place    -    Tarkia Reese
    5th Place    -    Makiya Hugee

    Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
    2nd Place    -    Kriston Gownes
    Public Speaking II
    5th Place    -    Domonik Doctor

    Congratulations to all of our FBLA students. 


    We crowned our first Coming Home King and Queen during the boys half time game Friday night. Our 2016 Coming Home King is Terrence Turnipseed and Queen is Jewel Walston.  


    Ms. Avis Washington

    Ms. Washington is the recipient of the Know My World Spring Scholarship through the Every World Initiative. Ms. Washington, a teacher for 10 years, is currently in her 5th year at C.A. Johnson High School.  She and her class will work with a Know My World facilitator and a teacher from another part of the world to create a transformative educational experience in which students from two different countries have the opportunity to interact and work together to complete a creative and academically rigorous project.

    Again Congratulations to Ms. Washington and her students for this wonderful opportunity!

    Mrs. De Abreu

     Teacher of the Year

    Mrs. Daniela M. De Abreu Figueira, Spanish Teacher.  

    Sheree Nelson
    Classified Employee of the Year!

    Ms. Nelson is the Guidance Secretary, school registrar, and  Coordinator of Extracurricular Performance Group (COEPG).

    School Calendar

    Monday, February 15
    Alumni Meeting in Senior Cafeteria
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, February 16
    Math Tutoring
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Wednesday, February 17
    ELA After School Tutoring
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Thursday, February 18
    Science and Social Studies Tutoring
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Friday, February 19
    Interim Reports

    From The Principal's Desk

    Welcome to Hornet Nation!

    It is indeed a privilege and with extreme pleasure that I serve as your principal for the 2015-2016 school year.  Here at C.A. Johnson High School we are dedicated to providing each student with a high quality education along with the opportunity to engage in multiple extra-curricular activities that will meet both their needs and interests.  As your principal, I charge each and every student with the challenge of getting fully engaged in our school to take full advantage of the CAJ experience.  Full engagement in your high school experience will afford you the opportunity to make your high school life successful, pleasurable, and most importantly meaningful.  I conclude that every student that enters this campus has the ability and potential to accomplish great things and go very far in life. Starting with the first days of school, I shared my vision for students, “E3= Excelling and Exceeding Expectations!”  I am proud of the progress we have made toward achieving this vision, but there is still much work left to do.  I want you to continue focusing on academic excellence and achievement as we progress toward attaining our vision by this school year’s close.

    I am excited about the future of C.A. Johnson High School and look forward to embracing both the challenges and rewards of tomorrow.  As a Hornet Family, we will continue to be resilient and pursue innovative ways to reach academic greatness along with finding ways to ignite, instill, and inspire “Hornet Pride” and traditions. 

    Always remember………We may be small in size (The Hornet), but we are big on performance (Excelling)!  We ARE up for the challenge…

    Let’s invite everyone to: “Feel the Sting!”

    Dr. Veronica Scott, Principal

    Student Council President

    Welcome to C.A. Johnson High School, Home of the “Mighty Green Hornets”

    Here at C.A. Johnson our vision is to create a culture of excellence by cultivating programs that will benefit the students and our community.  Our mission is to empower every student here so that they will continue to succeed in their post-secondary and career aspirations.

    As the 2015-2016 Student Council President, I am extremely excited to promote both the vision and mission of C.A. Johnson High School.  The Student Council’s focus this year is to increase “Hornet Pride” and student involvement.    I am looking forward to a highly successful school year and hope you join us in our Hornet Pride Movement.

    Go Hornets!

    Yours Truly,
    Imani Anderson, Student Council President