Principal's Message


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    Greetings Cardinal families,

    It is our sincere pleasure to welcome you to Phillip O.  Berry Academy of Technology for the 2023 – 2024 school year.  We look forward to partnering with your family to ensure the best school year possible!


    The STEM Magnet program at Berry is truly a school-wide initiative.  Every educator and faculty member on the campus plays an essential role in the development of your child.  We teach students the power of positive, expressive communication.  We enable students by encouraging them to question the world around them.  We nurture students by facilitating their interpersonal skills.  We motivate students by making school an engaging and uplifting environment to learn in.  We challenge students as we provide rigorous learning opportunities and guide students to achieve more than they thought possible. 


    Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology is a comprehensive, district-wide magnet high school offering an accelerated core academic curriculum in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as relevant technical offerings specific to Academic Career Pathways found in eight career pathways: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Pathway, Automotive Pathway, Carpentry Pathway, Graphic & Digital Design Pathway, PLTW – Biomedical Science Pathway, Software Development Pathway, Game Art Design Pathway, and Sports & Event Marketing Pathway.


    This year, there are 20 career and technical education courses offered within the eight career pathways. Teachers at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology facilitate and differentiate instruction to address the learning styles of all students within a school culture that values and honors all students.


    The school’s mission is to provide an education centered on a rigorous and relevant curriculum with focused human relations between students, parents, staff and the community. Complementing the rigorous and relevant academic and technical curriculums are a comprehensive athletic program, and student clubs and activities, as well as electives in Spanish, French, Fine Arts, Band, Orchestra and JROTC.