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Organizational Culture

School Climate

Schools create and maintain a positive and democratic school climate that promotes students’ civic development, engagement and sense of belonging.

Student Voice

Schools provide formal, informal, and regular opportunities for student voice and student decision-making that is impactful at various levels of the school community.

Vision And Leadership

School leaders have a clear commitment to the civic mission of the school, dedicate necessary resources to sustain this vision, and ensure all students have equitable access to civic learning.

Teacher Hiring Assessment Professional Development

School leaders have a commitment to hiring, assessing, and developing staff that can carry out the civic mission of the school as well as attend to equity and teachers’ and students’ identity and lived experiences.

School Community Partnerships

School leaders and staff ensure that the school and its community are a resource for each other and that there are frequent and meaningful interactions with families and community partners.