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Why? How? What?


Our purpose is to achieve equality in education so that all students, families, and communities have access to a wealth of opportunities for becoming college-ready, active citizens, and lifelong learners.


As a community school,
  • We partner with our students, families, and community-based organizations to meet the needs of the whole child and family.
  • We provide a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture, as well as a safe and healthy environment.
  • We maintain a transparent, reflective, and solution-oriented academic culture that allows all students to grow.
  • We engage and challenge students with a high-quality, rigorous education every day.


  • By focusing on deeper learning and enduring understanding through teaching for mastery with standards-based grading,
  • By providing authentic learning experiences using project-based learning and service learning.
  • By integrating recent and relevant technology.
  • By fostering growth mindsets and social-emotional learning.
  • By maintaining fully inclusive classrooms.
  • By continually improving our practices
  • By actively collaborating with all stakeholders
  • By equipping our community to be advocates.
  • By engaging in community service and activism
  • By using data to make informed decisions
  • By developing leaders through continuous learning