Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
At Synapse, we believe that equity, inclusion and diversity (EID) are a fundamental part of an enriching educational experience. We are committed to creating an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed, valued, and empowered.
We do so by fostering a community that openly acknowledges the ways in which all institutions, schools included, perpetuate inequality. We challenge systemic inequity, marginalization, and oppression by practicing empathy, understanding privilege, and exploring creative solutions.
Above all, we foster a sense of optimism and an impetus to make positive change in the world, no matter what the scale. We believe this vision, coupled with each student’s growing understanding of our social-emotional learning competencies and our innovation model, will better equip our children to be competent and compassionate change makers.
Statement of Intent:
We initiated a partnership with East Ed in 2019 to take a multi-layered approach to EID. With counsel from East Ed we will be offering the following:
A range of educational and professional development opportunities for teachers, staff, and parents.
- A close examination of and an EID framework to evaluate our curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.
- A support program for historically underrepresented students in the high school transition process.
- The creation of safe, non-judgmental, and supportive affinity spaces for students, staff and parents.