American High School

Mr. JOHNSON

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE! 
Hi. I would like to welcome you to AP American Government/Macroeconomics and encourage you to enjoy your stay here. Think of it as 5-star hotel without any amenities, except for the chance to read and write a lot, and to occasionally (ok, more than just occasionally) listen to my blather. Of course, I hope to listen to yours as well. In fact, this is a necessary component to success in the class.  

I've taught at American since 1988, and this particular class for about 15 years now. Other AP courses I've taught include AP US History and AP European History. I have also taught in the 27 years I've spent here at American, and in no particular order, the following: Geography, World History, US History, English 10CP, English 11CP, English 11 Honors, Drama, and Journalism. 

I am married with 4 children. They range in ages from 23 to 29. I know what you're thinking--how could a 41 year old man have children so old? Maybe I'll explain some time. Some of my interests include music (pretty eclectic), film, reading, and Socal sports, especially my favorites--Dodgers, Rams, Lakers, Kings (hockey) and, of course, my alma mater, UCLA.

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CAKE-OFF 2015

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA MAKES ALEXANDER HAMILTON COME ALIVE

 

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MR J's Wall of Fame

2016 

APG 5-STAR:  LYDIA DADD, DENISE KUO, ARVIND SANNASI.

APM 5-STAR:  LAWRENCE CHEN, BORIS DEYANOV, JIA-HUI LIM, FELICIA LIN, JORDY SUPANDI, CLAUDIA VU.

10 STAR SUPERNOVA:  JACOB AUTREY, WELLINGTON LEE.

 

2015

APG 5-STAR:  NEHA AKELLA, RISHI BHUPTANI, SHELBY CASEY, JOHN HANSEN, JAMIE KENNERK, CYNTHIA KUO, ZAIN PEERAN, CLARISSA VELEZ

APM 5-STAR:  CASSANDRA BICACKI, JEN DOU, AKHIL GANTI, TIM HORVATH, ANANYA NANDY,  BENJAMIN TANG.

10 STAR SUPERNOVA:  GARIMA RAHEJA

 

2014

APG 5-STAR: JUSTIN CHOU, ROSEMOND HO, LUCY HUANG, YANGLAN JIANG, PRIYA JUPUDI, REVATI KAPSHIKAR, ASWINI KRISHNAN, LEVINA LIN, MICHELLE MA, PRISCILLA NG, ANISHA SALUNKHE, HAARIKA SRINATH, NICHOLAS WONG.

 

APM 5-STAR: ABHIJIT BRAHME, MONICA HUNG, ADITYA MEHTA, VARSHINI PARTHASARATHY, ANKIT SHAH, JASON WANG, KATIE WU

 

10 STAR SUPERNOVA:  SUNNY CHIU, NOAH KESHNER, NIKHIL SHARMA

2013

APG 5-STAR:  AGNES CHUNG, KELLY HUANG, CYNTHIA WU.

 

APM 5-STAR:  KARAN RAI.

 

10 STAR SUPERNOVA: ROMIR BANERJEE, SAMYUKTA BHAT, ALEXANDER KUNZ, ANDREW LI

2012

APG 5-STAR:  JONATHAN HUANG, ANULI KSHETRAMADE, PRANAY PANT

 

10 STAR SUPERNOVA: THOMAS BUI, ROBERT OU

2011

APG 5-STAR:  ALWALID ASHMEIK, DEBRA BILODEAU,  JONATHAN KIM, NINA PARTHA, INDRANEEL PRABHU, RUPA SUBRAMANIAM

 

10 STAR SUPERNOVA: NEALE JAIN, SALLY LIN

2010

APG 5-STAR:  LUCY CHAO, ROHUN PATEL, ALEXANDER PRUCHA, HOWARD TAI, AARON WU

 

APM 5-STAR:  NIKHIL DUA

 

10 STAR SUPERNOVA: ARITRA DEY, JASON HUANG, JEFFREY HWANG, DANNY LI, ANDRE NGHEIM, KEVIN TIAN

 

CAKE-OFF WINNERS 2015 (TIE): CLAUDIA VU

CAKE OFF WINNERS 2015 (TIE): CLAUDIA VU

CAKE-OFF WINNERS 2015 (TIE): GERALDINE PEREZ AND NORA KAHLY

CAKE OFF WINNERS 2015 (TIE): GERALDINE PEREZ AND NORA KAHLY

CAKE-OFF WINNER 2014: JAMIE KENNERK

THIS YEAR'S WINNER: JAMIE KENNERK

CAKE-OFF WINNER 2013: ANGELICA MACK

MARBLE CAKE 2013

CAKE-OFF WINNERS 2012: ALISA PRATHNADI & SAMANTHA CHANG

MARBLE CAKE