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Equitas Academy Charter Schools

1700 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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2009

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Mission & purpose

Equitas Academy Charter School was founded in 2009. We are a network of free public schools for families who believe their children deserve a high-quality education and challenging school experience. Our school model offers credentialed, passionate, and dedicated teachers and staff who are experts in their field. We currently serve over 1,000 students in Kinder-8th grade in two Elementary Schools and one Middle School and will open our second Middle School in August 2017. Equitas Academy is based in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. We value: High Expectations. Structured and disciplined classrooms, school-wide behavioral code of conduct, and school uniforms College Readiness. Extended school day and year, enrichment activities, and preparation to enter top-performing middle, high schools, and, ultimately, college A Family Partnership. Ongoing communication with parents about academic and behavioral progress, at-home visits by staff, and family workshops A Safe & Supportive School Community. We help our children make positive choices through our school values of curiosity, optimism, gratitude, grit, self-control, social intelligence, and zest. Our Mission & Success To provide a structured, achievement-based community that prepares students (“scholars”) to graduate from college-preparatory high schools, four-year colleges, and universities. Our school has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and Blue Ribbon School by the California Department of Education because of our commitment to data driven instruction to provide a rigorous and equitable education for all students.

Culture & values

Curiosity

Taking an interest in experience and learning new things for its own sake; finding things fascinating

Optimism

Expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it

Gratitude

Being aware of and thankful for opportunities that one has and for good things that happen

Grit

Finishing what one starts; completing something despite obstacles; a combination of persistence and resilience

Self-control

Regulating what one feels and does; being self-disciplined

Social intelligence

Being aware of motives and feelings of other people and oneself; including the ability to reason within large and small groups

Zest

Approaching life with excitement and energy; feeling alive and activated