The Office of Equity and Engagement helps ensure the success of all our students through:
The Office of Equity and Engagement also oversees
Equity in Our Schools
Educational equity means that all children receive what they need to develop their full academic and social potential.
Working towards equity includes, but is not limited to:
Four Key Equity Focus Areas:
A formalized Equity Framework and Data Dashboard are in the works and will be finalized as a part of our 2023-2029 Strategic Planning Process.
Equity Professional Development
Our equity-centered professional learning program for staff includes several levels of commitment, from one-time opportunities all the way to a year-long Equity Certificate Program. Topics include implicit bias, asset-based instruction, accelerated learning for all, responsive classrooms, institutional bias, policy impact, decision-making, local history, community and family engagement, differentiated instruction, responsive language, and creating safe spaces.
Evolution of Equity Efforts at CCS
Browse the links below for details about how our division’s approach to equity has evolved and what positive impacts we have seen:
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Charlottesville City Schools believes when families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entireCharlottesville City Schools Seal with FACE acronym community benefits.
Family and community engagement enables our school division to…
Resource Hub for Families
Charlottesville City Schools partners with community organizations in efforts to serve our students’ diverse needs.
Major partners include:
We have many other community partnerships to support our diverse students. A few examples include:
Aside from our local partnerships, our efforts to promote equity are also reliant on the expertise and programs of state and national partners.
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Donate to Support Our Schools
We welcome your support. Donations from valued community partners support our efforts to provide a high-quality education to students in the City of Charlottesville.
We are most in need of new items that support our instructional efforts.
Contact the Office of Equity and Engagement