Our Philosophy page lists acquired phrases that we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission.
Learning is rooted in purpose finding and community relevance.
Social justice is the cornerstone to educational success.
Dehumanizing practices do not belong in schools.
Learners are respectful toward each other’s innate human worth.
In order to achieve equity we must prioritize the interests of the students and families whose interests historically have not been prioritized.
Equity requires the redistribution of material, cultural, and social access and opportunity.
Educational outcome disparities are not the result of deficiencies in marginalized communities’ cultures, mindsets, or grittiness, but rather of inequities.
Psychological safety is a condition in which you feel (1) included, (2) safe to learn, (3) safe to contribute, and (4) safe to challenge the status quo—all without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way.
Giving inclusion safety is a moral imperative.
All human beings have the same innate need: We long to belong.
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