Sweetwater Union High School District offers culture training to address student needs

The Sweetwater Union High School District celebrates diversity and ensures all students have an equal opportunity to achieve their academic goals by providing educators with climate and culture training that addresses the needs of distinct demographics.

The purpose of climate and culture training is to promote educational equity on each campus, which would ensure that historically underserved or underrepresented populations meet the same rigorous standards for academic performance expected of all students, regardless of their background.

To eliminate educational disparities and achieve systemic equity, the District has led school staff through data analysis sessions that takes a closer look at the structural and institutional biases that impact student outcomes and learning opportunities.

During these training sessions, teachers gain the knowledge and skills necessary to create a more equitable school climate that positively responds to a wide range of cultural norms, values and learning styles.

To show educational equity, each school must exhibit inclusion, fairness, equal access and positive outcomes: there must be caring relationships between peers and adults, each campus should be a healthy learning environment that promotes physical and emotional wellbeing, students must feel supported and should be expected to reach high levels of learning and achievement.

About the Sweetwater Union High School District

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is the largest secondary school district in California, with more than 42,000 enrolled students and 32,000 adult learners. The district is headquartered in Chula Vista and operates a total of 29 schools: 14 high schools, 11 middle schools, and 4 adult schools. Located in southern San Diego County, near the Mexican border, the district serves the diverse communities of Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, and San Ysidro. Since 1920, the district has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and commitment to student success.

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Company Name: Sweetwater Union High School District
Contact Person: Manny Rubio
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Phone: (619)691-5578
City: Chula Vista
State: CA
Country: United States
Website: www.sweetwaterschools.org/