Branham High School

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Branham High School
1570 Branham Lane
San Jose, California 95118
(408) 626-3407 
Fax: (408) 267-2676  

Main Office: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Student Service Center 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Library: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cheryl Lawton
Vice Principal 
Justin Ponzio
 Assistant Principals 
Lisa Martin (A-L)
 Rick Hayashi (M-Z)
Activities Director
Shari Scott-Sawyer
Athletic Director
Landon Jacobs
 Guidance Advisors
Loan Hong (A-L)
 Danielle Morrella (M-Z)
Intervention Guidance Counselor
 Joyce Davis
CASSY Counselor
(Counseling and Support Services for Youth)
Sheree Polanski
"Learn to Achieve"
Branham's mantra "Learn to Achieve" came as a result of discussions about updating the school mission statement during the 2009-2010 WASC process.  Faculty and staff wanted a statement that was more relevant and meaningful than a conventional mission statement, something that was authentic and would actually be referred to.  After a few brainstorming sessions and discussions that revolved around words that were supported by many, the school selected a mantra that came not from a staff member, but from Brittney, a graduating student. She wrote a brief essay that explained what "Learn to Achieve" meant to her.  It was an eloquent, heartfelt message that wonderfully put into words what her education at Branham meant to her.  She learned much at Branham, particularly that she now had the tools and attitude to continue learning.
Student learner Outcomes (SLOs) 

SLOs are what we want our students to achieve while they complete their academic program.  Teachers address the SLOs in their day-to-day instruction.  As a school Branham is committed to educating our students and preparing them for the real world. View SLOs here: