This entry talks about the k-12 “Social Justice”based schools in the USA.
Enclosed you will find a description of a ‘Social Justice Highschool” in Chicago.
Social Justice High School (SOJO) is a reality because of the principles of social justice. Our belief in self-determination inspired a community to act on its convictions to affirm its right to a quality education. Through a system of support, guidance, and accountability our students will graduate high school, be prepared for college and implement a post secondary plan. Our students will cherish and preserve their ethnic and cultural identity, will serve and determine the future of our community, and will have a passion for peace, justice and the dignity of all people.Our Vision
The purpose of SOJO is to assure that all students become critical thinkers through a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative, and implemented through meaningful school relationships.Project based and problem based learning that addresses real world issues through the lenses of race, gender, culture, economic equity, peace, justice, and the environment will be the catalyst for developing our curriculum.
Service learning will be the center of our curriculum. Our community and the city will be our classroom. All learning will be relevant to the lives of our students.
We will increase student learning and achievement by building on what our students know and utilize their everyday experiences in order to build the excellence of basic skills and literacy.
The professional community composed of administrators, teachers, students, parents and other community members will learn together and from one another.
Truth and Transparency
Struggle and Sacrifice
Ownership and Agency
Collective and Community Power