At Miramonte High School, we are committed to developing an antiracist culture that is inclusive of all students. We see this work as happening throughout all our school systems. It can be broadly categorized into four major initiatives: curriculum reform, policy and systems, culture and climate, and community engagement.
GOAL: To redesign curriculum around ensuring incorporation of multiple perspectives and eliminating false narratives that perpetuate white supremacy.
Continue to incorporate more literature by authors of color into the English curriculum by ensuring all English classes include at least one core text.
August - May (teacher collaboration meetings)
Identify gaps and missing content from the social studies curriculum and incorporate into all classes.
August - May (teacher collaboration Meetings and professional development)
Social Science Department
Establish direction for all course-alike teams to identify one SMART goal around curricular changes for accountability.
August Goal Development with Ongoing Monitoring (in teacher collaboration meetings)
Course-Alike Leaders and Teams
Policy and Systems
GOAL: To examine current policy for structural racism, particularly the discipline matrix, and make changes that are culturally responsive and antiracist.
Roll out explicit policy regarding the N-word on campus to all students and staff.
August (through Breakout Session)
Train all counselors and administrators on restorative practices and build systematically into the school.
September (launch with training of staff)
Administration, Counseling, Student Equity Leaders
Establish antiracist guidelines for athletics and co curricular events and train coaches and staff.
August - May (training during coaches Meetings)
Administration, Athletic Director, Coaches
GOAL: To build an antiracist culture at Miramonte that acknowledges the role of white privilege.
Build a comprehensive curriculum for all students to engage in discussions on race.
Monthly (through Breakout Sessions)
Equity Leaders, District Consultant
Support cultural and affinity group clubs on campus with schoolwide activities and events promoting diversity and inclusion.
Monthly (during EquiTeam Meetings)
Equity Leaders, Club Presidents, Leadership Class
Develop a team of alumni leaders to help facilitate breakout sessions.
August - May
Equity Coach, Alumni
GOAL: To engage the community in antiracist education and advocacy.
Develop and plan educational opportunities for parents and families.
Coordinate efforts with all high schools in the district to share costs and best practices.
D&I leadership team
Provide and update a list of resources for the Miramonte website for parents to access educational materials and other ways to support equality (i.e. donation resources & volunteer opportunities) and provide an opportunity for suggestions.
Ongoing - updated a minimum of 2x/month
D&I leadership team with Joe Ward and Tricia Young
Beyond Diversity Training: In 2019, the Acalanes Union Governing Board approved a professional development initiative to ensure that all certificated staff would be trained in racial equity. We have partnered with Beyond Diversity for this training.