December 17, 2019
The focal foundation of this progress report is “Equity Foundation 2: Opportunity and Access.” The goals of this foundation are to increase participation of underrepresented populations in school programs and to increase access to high quality academic and socio-emotional supports and services.
The featured equity actions in this report focus on examples of opportunity and access provided at school sites for a variety of stakeholders.
- Equity Action 1 – Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework: The SEL framework connected to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) provides a set of SEL competencies that support the development of cultural competency and equity mindsets for both students and adults.
- Equity Action 2 – Access in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs: The College and Career Connections department is facilitating a range of equity-oriented efforts to support access in CTE courses, pathways, and academies. These efforts include increasing collaboration with special education departments, hiring an equity-focused instructional coach for CTE programs, and targeted student recruitment into CTE programs. One example of these equity efforts is the inclusive engineering CTE course that connects students in the engineering CTE pathway and students with disabilities in the Independent Living Skills class to learn engineering together. Another example of equity work in CTE programs is an effort to address underrepresentation in the Biotechnology Academy at Sheldon High School through the strategic recruitment of students of color, females, and English learners and the provision of academic and socio-emotional supports to students in the academy.
The actions highlighted in this report are the result of the following partners in race and educational equity, amongst others:
- College and Career Connections Department
- Education Services Division
- Special Education Department
- Laguna Creek High School
- Sheldon High School
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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