The Classical Academies is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. It is our priority to ensure that all programs and activities are free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics.
It’s also a priority at The Classical Academies to ensure all of students, teachers, and families feel safe and welcome on our campuses. As a reminder, our s school campuses and offices are equity-minded. Each individual can attain their full potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential by their social position, group identity, or any other socially determined circumstance. Our community places a great deal of trust in our organization to educate and prepare students for the future. This should include building a deeper sensitivity to students and their needs.
We have a team of qualified counselors who are available to support students in a safe and confidential space. The social and emotional needs of students must continue to be a priority that is highly valued at The Classical Academies.
We are implementing the Anti-Defamation League’s “No Place for Hate” program in our schools beginning in the 2020/2021 school year. No Place for Hate is a self-directed program helping all students take the lead in improving and maintaining the school climate, so all students can thrive. In addition, we also implemented an anonymous reporting system, See Something, Say Something, which allows anyone to submit secure safety concerns to help identify and intervene for at-risk individuals, this includes reporting observed threats, behaviors, actions and harassment.
We cannot be silent. Even when we are struggling with what to say, and we don’t have all the answers, we must engage our students and team members in difficult conversations. This engagement will be encouraged through dialog and shared understanding. Our students are watching and learning from us, and we have a responsibility and commitment to do and be better as a result.
No Place for Hate
See Something, Say Something
As racial divisions and inequity have taken center stage in our community, and in the national conversation, envisioning and creating authentic racial inclusion remains a work in progress. These topics have plagued society for hundreds of years and we believe that reversing the trend must begin in our homes. We have to capture our children’s hearts and minds so that change is finally possible.
The following equity resources were provided by the San Diego County Office of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the California Charter Schools Association to encourage conversations that lead to combating racial prejudice and racism. These resources are made available to teachers, parents, and students. Parents, as the primary educators, are encouraged to review and vet these sources and decide which of these might work best in your home to support family conversations that will ultimately positively impact our neighborhoods and community.
San Diego County Office of Education
LA County School District
California Charter Schools Association