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Equity & Inclusion Principles

AT BEACON, WE BELIEVE IN...
 
At Beacon, we believe in an inclusive environment that welcomes, celebrates and values the similarities and differences among us, serves to strengthen our capacity to relate to one another with respect and kindness, and equally important, implores us to challenge behaviors that oppress, exclude, or demean others.
 
Beacon Academy values the dignity and experience of every human being. Our community celebrates and respects differences, including race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, political and social values, culture, gender identity, religion, physical ability, family structure, and learning style.
 
We foster an environment in which students feel safe sharing and discussing their different experiences, opinions, ideas, interests, and identities. And in our curriculum, community, and culture we strive to construct a brave space in which students challenge themselves to expand their understanding of society and the world.
 
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN ACTION
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are values at Beacon Academy with significant milestones and more progress to be made. In previous years, some areas of development have included Student Inclusion Council, student affinity groups, community meeting programs, annual community climate survey, and conferences. Beginning in 2021, Beacon has built upon the progress of previous years by adding faculty and staff DEI professional development opportunities, parent resource groups, a vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance, an online LinkTree with identity-related resources, and the addition of the annual AIM Survey on campus climate. These additions have been in response to community needs and feedback from students, faculty, and staff. Our students remain at the center of our work. 
 
For questions about our Equity and Inclusion work, please email Miles Dunna, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Beacon Academy.