West Side AP Lit Class Visits Google

On January 20th, 25 students from West Side Campus’ AP Literature class and 10 staff members, led by Vice Principal Akbar Cook, were hosted by the managing director of Google Creative Labs, Andy Berndt and staff at their facility in lower Manhattan.

The West Side contingent was treated to a tour of the facilities, a sumptuous lunch, and an afternoon session with some of the most creative thinkers. Participants were exposed to a protocol for attacking problems such as chronic absenteeism. In a huge room dedicated to problem solving and creative solutions, participants shared ideas, beliefs, and opinions as a part of the larger think tank.

We believe that this partnership will produce innovative solutions and opportunities that will benefit all of our children.