Opportunity and Access
Overview and Goals
Opportunity and Access: All students have an opportunity and access to programs and services that support their academic achievement and social-emotional needs.
The academic achievement and social-emotional needs of all students are supported with high expectation and non-bias. Opportunities are provided to access programs such as Gifted and Talented Education
(GATE), Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), Career Technical Education (CTE), etc., in an effort to eliminate under representation and disproportionality in enrollment.
Goal 1: Increase participation of traditionally underrepresented students in GATE, Honors, AP, IB, AVID, CTE, and PSAT programs.
Goal 2: Increase and improve academic support for all students.
Goal 3: Increase and improve social-emotional support for all students.
Recommended Reading List
- EGUSD School Improvement Supports Department
- Counseling and Guidance Links:
- Google Resource Folder: Opportunity and Access
- Equity Leadership Links:
- BELE Network Resource Library:
- Hanover Research Reports:
- Google Resource Folder: Celebrating Diversity
- Google Resource Folder: Equity and Arts Education
- Google Resource Folder: Giftedness and Equity
- Leadership for English Learner Programs:
- Equity & Access in STEM
- Inclusive Language Resource Links:
- Diversity Style Guide
- My Name, My Identity: Campaign and resources for learning students’ names and understanding the importance
- Person-First Language: Resource on using people-first language when referring to students (particularly students with disabilities)
- People First Language (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities)
- Guidance on Decolonizing Language Referring to Students (Source: American Friends Service Committee)
- Critique of the “at-risk” label (Source: NCTE)