Equitable Access (Programmatic)

Equitable Access refers to a deliberate approach in program selection and design, considering student interests, aspirations, needs, and identities. Regular monitoring of student outcomes and engagement ensures inclusivity. Identifying and mitigating barriers ensures equitable opportunities for all. The school prioritizes maintaining and expanding diverse program options, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for every student.

Statements Depicting the Ideal Pursuit of a School

  • Programs are carefully selected and designed based on student interests, aspirations, needs, and identities.
  • Student outcomes and opportunities to engage/learn are regularly monitored throughout the year.
  • Barriers to access are identified and mitigated to ensure equitable opportunities.
  • Maintaining and expanding a diverse range of program options is a schoolwide focus.

Key Resources


“We need to ensure that access is equitable, so all students have the opportunity to benefit.”- Simon Allen

“Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.”- Desmond Tutu

Reflection Prompts

  • What equitable access programs are available for students and how are they organized so everyone is aware of them? How do you know which ones are working? How do you know when/if you need more? How do you know when to stop offering a program?
  • How are you connecting your equitable access programs to your vision for readiness and your shared identity?

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