Equity in Education
Our Mission Statement
“As a school district committed to equity and excellence for all learned, we will eliminate racial and other demographic differences in achievement, while we improve achievement for all students, by examining individual and organizational beliefs and changing practices to counteract the contemporary and historical impact of racism and discrimination”
- Understand how communities enact change and transform individuals and society.
- Develop a sense of agency.
- Examine the root cause of social justice issues in their schools and communities.
- Determining actions to address social justice issues.
These courses examine how issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed and how they shape life globally, within the United States and in our local community. Employing historical, intersectional, thematic and interdisciplinary approaches, these courses introduce key analytical concepts to understand and deconstruct the development of power and inequality in the United States. Students will examine vital civil rights and social justice movements and the various strategies that were implemented to navigate social reform. Furthermore, students will develop a social consciousness approach to 21st-century critical reading, writing, listening and speaking by drawing from their diverse histories and experiences needed for academic success along with personal and community transformation. These courses will culminate with a student-driven community action project.