To Whom it May Concern:
I am writing this reference at the request of John Smith who is applying for college this fall.
I have known John for two years in my capacity as a teacher at Sample High School. John took English and Spanish from me and earned superior grades in those classes. Based on John's grades, attendance and class participation, I'd rate John's academic performance in my class as superior.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend John Smith for your academic program. If his performance in my class is any indication of how he will succeed, John will be a positive addition to your college. If you should need any additional information you can feel free to contact me at (000) 000-0000 or by email at email@example.com anytime.
Sample High School