Our core learning values:
- We are a school that designs itself intentionally around cultural relevancy. Our staffing and education model is reflective of the diversity of our student body. Our choice of texts and educational tools reflects that diversity at every level of the program.
- The core of our program model is social emotional health, and we primarily value it above learning outcomes. We address trauma by removing prohibitive barriers, educating staff and believe that a healing mind is more apt to positive development.
- We meet people where they are and do not place a timeline upon program completion.
- We make programmatic decisions based upon the likelihood of any re-traumatization. Our first guiding principle is, “first, do no harm.”