JUNE JORDAN SCHOOL FOR EQUITY is not your ordinary high school!

  • 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.
  • We enroll many students who did badly in middle school, but almost 100% of our graduates get into college.
  • 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.

 

JUNE JORDAN SCHOOL FOR EQUITY is …

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 contact
  • No tracking—all students take “a-g” 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 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
  • Student internships with community-based organizations
  • Arts partnerships with local artists and community-based programs
  • A small farm 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

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

  • A state-of-the-art college access program for first generation students
  • Students take college-prep seminars and  university courses for credit
  • Students graduate based on a portfolio of their best work