Mrs. April Bernier

Phone: 919-553-4064 x1590


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Mrs. April Bernier

Hi!  My name is April Bernier and this is my eleventh year teaching.  I grew up in Rhode Island and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Smith College in 2006.  I taught for six years in Rhode Island before moving to North Carolina in 2015.  Since then, I have taught at Johnston County Early College Academy, Innovation Academy, Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, and Riverwood Middle School.  Now I am excited to be part of the science department at Clayton High School!

My approach to teaching is student-centered, open-ended, and focused on critical thinking and creativity.  It is important to me that my students learn not only science facts, but also how to think like scientists.  I also work hard to make sure students understand the real world applications of each topic we study.  Finally, I try to give my students as much control over their learning and achievement as possible.

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading, biking, woodworking, camping, and spending time with my family.

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  • Course Schedule (Spring Semester 2020):
    1st Block: 7:15 - 8:27 Honors Biology
    2nd Block: 8:33 - 9:45 Honors Biology
    3rd Block: 9:51 - 11:03 Planning
    Comet A: 11:08 - 11:39
    Comet B: 11:43 - 12:11
    Comet C: 12:15 - 12:43
    4th Block: 12:48 - 2:00 Honors Biology

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  • Graduation Ceremony Information

    At this time, all traditional high school graduations are still planned for May 29. Graduation ceremonies for Johnston County Early College Academy and Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy will now take place on May 16th, rather than the original date of May 15th.

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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