Access, Equity and Acceleration
The Access, Equity and Acceleration (AEA) unit works
to help ensure that teachers and school leaders recognize, respect, and attend
to the diverse strengths and challenges of historically underserved student
populations within the district.
Culturally proficient mindsets are
cultivated as teachers and school leaders are provided with professional
learning opportunities and resources that help them
identify and confront biases. Culturally and
linguistically responsive skill sets are developed as teachers are provided with
professional development and access to instructional resources that are used to
provide higher levels of motivation, engagement, and access to the content for
underserved student populations.
The departments within AEA: the
Academic English Mastery Program, the UCLA Collaborative, the Student Support
and Progress Team, and the Student Involvement, Development, and Empowerment Unit. They all work to increase the academic achievement and social-emotional wellness of
students, helping to ensure that all students will reach their full
potential in life.