June Jordan School News
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 have been waiting for.
- June Jordan
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