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BARR Program


Hello! My name is Evan Narasky. I'm the BARR Coordinator here at PHS. I'd like to welcome everyone to Pasadena High School and the Bulldog family! We're excited to have everyone here with us. I'd like to especially welcome all of our freshmen who are now part of the BARR program here at PHS. BARR stands for Building Assets, Reducing Risks. BARR is a tiered system designed to support students during the sometimes difficult transition to high school. Our goal is to build relationships with each student so we can better support them on this journey. 

What is BARR? 

BARR — Building Assets, Reducing Risks — is a strengths-based model that provides more than 170 schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students. Schools within the BARR Network harness the power of relationships and data to become more equitable, ensure that no student is invisible, and remove both academic and non-academic barriers to learning.

BARR is an educational model that improves the education system and creates strong schools and communities by empowering students, teachers, staff, and family with intentionally deepened relationships and data so that schools can re-align existing resources to nurture a unified and personalized culture of support and success for every student, both inside and outside the classroom. 

BARR believes that each and every student has the right not only to an education but a right to success in education. 

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For more information about the BARR program at Pasadena High School please contact me, Evan Narasky by phone at (626) 396-5880 ext. 84629, or by email at If you are unable to reach me, feel free to reach out to our BARR Counselor, Ms. Silverstein at (626) 396-5880 ext. 84023 or