Alex White

Position: Math and Computer Science Teacher
Categories: All Staff, Math and Science

Oberlin College – BA

Alex White is originally from the Washington, DC area. He attended Oberlin College, graduated in 2007, majored in Computer Science and minored in Classics, with a Latin focus. Nearly every job he’s held has been in education, such as teaching programming at a summer camp, staffing a campus helpdesk, and running the servers at his former high school. He’s taught computer science, geometry, science fiction, Elvish (Quenya dialect), art, and more.

At JCHS, Mr. White teaches ninth grade Foundations of Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, geometry, and is an advisor for EVERlab and Keystone. He used to be the Director of Educational Technology as well, but pivoted to teaching full time. His academic interests include science, technology, math, foreign languages, literature, the arts, history, and more. Mr. White strives to bring an interdisciplinary, big-picture approach to his classes, and to take computer science offline whenever possible.

In his spare time, Alex is a runner, reads paper books, cooks, loves nature and taking advantage of the many cultural opportunities in the Bay Area. His younger brother lives nearby and works as a print journalist. Mr. White also has a spoiled tuxedo cat named Zoë. His favorite programming language is Ruby, he’s curated a joke book written by the artificial intelligence GPT-2, and he still feels nostalgic about the sound of dialup modems.

Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777

The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.

JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.

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Key Dates 2022-2023

This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information

Tuesday, August 23Freshman Welcome Retreat
Wednesday, August 24Transfer Orientation
Thursday, August 25 First Day of Classes
Monday, September 5No Classes – Labor Day
Thursday, September 8Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation
Friday – Sunday, September 23-25All-School Shabbaton
Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .No Classes – Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 28No Classes – Professional Development Day
Tuesday, October 4Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur
Wednesday, October 5No Classes – Yom Kippur
Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11No Classes – Sukkot
Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah
Thursday, November 10No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
Friday, November 11No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 21Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week
Tuesday, November 22Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week
Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25No Classes – Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2No Classes – Winter Break
Tuesday, January 3Classes Resume
Monday, January 16No Classes – MLK Day
Thursday, February 16Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)
Friday, February 17No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, February 20No Classes – Presidents Day
Sunday – Monday, March 5–20Journey (Grade 11)
Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)
Friday, March 17No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day
Tuesday, March 21No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day
Monday – Friday, April 3–14No Classes – Pesach Break
Friday, May 26No Classes – Shavuot I
Monday, May 29No Classes – Memorial Day
Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8Final Exams (Grades 9-11)
Thursday, June 8Graduation