PHILOSOPHY

Equality Charter School Mission

To ensure each scholar reaches individual academic and personal success through a nurturing scholar-centered approach.

Community Building

Vibrant community involvement is the keystone to scholars’ academic achievement. Equality encourages strong family engagement, volunteerism, and community collaboration. We foster healthy and responsive relationships with all stakeholders to integrate community support, educational resources, and cultural exchange.

Stakeholders Include:
  • Scholars & Families
  • Staff & Board Members
  • Local Businesses
  • Non Profit Organizations
  • Donors & Volunteers
  • Other Schools & Higher Ed Institutions

Full Inclusion Model

  • Co-taught classrooms (2 teachers per room)
  • Benefits all scholars regardless of prior
  • academic performance
  • All scholars learn together

Outcomes/Impact

Academic Outcomes for Scholars
  • Demonstration of individual growth
  • Movement towards proficiency on standardized tests
  • Positive outlook on educational future
  • Social-Emotional Outcomes for Scholars
    • Active engagement with learning
    • Positive personal/social development, including strong peer relationships
    • Increased confidence and positive self-image
    • Productive classroom behavior
    • Acquisition and development of non-cognitive essential skills
    Professional Outcomes for Scholars
    • Clear understanding of the link between the academic
    • Hands on experience with professionals from a variety environment and world of work
    • Skills, habits, and attitudes conducive to employment of careers
    • Experience with the real-world professional environment

    Our Approach

    Well aligned with the research of Douglas Reeves, Equality is designed to serve any scholar, including those who are under-performing or are from under-resourced families. Our approach addresses the comprehensive needs of all scholars through responsive, holistic, and individualized programming.

    Response to Intervention, including Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

    • Addresses academic, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of scholars
    • Data-based decision making
    • Framework for prevention, early intervention, and individualized instruction
    • Positive school environment
    • Proactive strategies for teaching
    • appropriate behaviors

    Holistic Programming

    • Focus on Career Center classes and partnerships
    • Extensive athletics and afterschool programming
    • Integration of art, health, physical education, and music into the school day
    • School wide events (Career Day, International Day, Pep Rallies, etc.)