To fulfill our mission to develop creative thinkers and leaders who take a leadership role in the community, the ASA Board of Directors is committed to providing an equitable learning and teaching environment that celebrates the diversity of our students, teachers, staff, and families.
We believe “the arts enlarge the field of freedom”*. Our continuing work at Arizona School for the Arts is to acknowledge and reject oppression in all its forms so that every student has full access to education that nurtures the development of their authentic selves. This work is dependent on every community member feeling safe, especially when learning, teaching, and creating.
How do we make this happen?
*Reflections on Freedom and Art” by W. H. Auden is reprinted in the UNESCO Courier by permission of the Estate of W. H. Auden. Reflections on freedom and art.
At the June 2020 strategic planning retreat, the Board and School Leadership engaged stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, and parents) in an extensive discussion where we affirmed our values and commitment to equity that will be reflected in the ASA Strategic Plan, a three-year guidance document that begins in Fall 2020. The Board will prioritize equity issues, to include the following: