We are not your ordinary high school.

 
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Who Is June Jordan School For Equity?

 
  • We are a college prep school, but we believe what kind of person you are comes before academics.
  • We are an innovative public school, but not a charter school.
  • 100% of our graduates have a strong post-secondary plan.
  • We believe working-class families and students of color deserve a private-school-quality education, in a free public school.
  • We believe that true excellence cannot be achieved without equity, or fairness to all.
 
 

We are a safe small school that builds community by teaching values before academics.

 
  • Small class size of 25 or less and an advisory program with frequent parent collaboration
  • No tracking—all students take “A-G" CSU and UC university entrance requirements
  • A strong special education program where all students are integrated into the life of the school
  • A Wellness Center to address mental and physical health needs
  • A comprehensive CORE staff to support young people in their post-secondary goals
 
 

A school for social justice where all students must be leaders.

 
  • A cutting-edge ethnic studies curriculum, and a focus on inquiry and social justice in all subjects
  • Work based learning opportunities for all students with community partners 
  • Arts partnerships with local artists and community-based programs
  • A small farm and garden with chickens and fruit trees, and a field-to-table food and nutrition program
  • Hands-on science and environmental education
  • An innovative physical fitness and outdoor education program
  • An annual Youth Summit that brings youth from across the district to create solutions to issues in the community 
 
 

A school that prepares independent thinkers for life in the 21st century.

 
  • A state-of-the-art college and career preparation program for first generation students
  • Students take college-prep seminars and university courses for credit
  • Students graduate with a thoughtful post-graduate plan that outlines their college and/or career goals
  • Students graduate based on a Senior Thesis and Project addressing issues that affect our community
 
 

We are the ones we've been waiting for. - June Jordan

 
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