"Preparing Students to Change the World"

The Facts

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Right now, only 1 in 3 Black and Latino high school graduates in San Jose are eligible for a state university.

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Too many students are not prepared to thrive and secure jobs in the technology and engineering fields right here in the Silicon Valley.

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Less than 10 percent of Black and Latino graduates have bachelor’s or advanced degrees in computer science and engineering.

Our Approach

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Individual Weekly Meetings | High-quality small group instruction | Daily Innovation Lab where students apply math, technology & engineering to solve real-world problems


  • Over 300 parents and future students of Promise Academy
  • Elected Officials
  • The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • Silicon School Fund
  • New School Venture Fund
  • Local clergy and other community organizations

Experienced Leadership

anthony h johsonDr. Anthony H Johnson


  • 12 years experience in education
  • Founding principal of an Innovative Tech High School
  • Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s College

samantha hanlonMs. Samantha Hanlon

Head of School

  • 13 years experience in education
  • Founder of K-2nd grade elementary school
  • Led school to achieve 86% met or exceeded standard in ELA and 76% met or exceeded standard in Math on Smarter Balanced Assessment (almost double state averages)

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