The Cottonwood High School is committed to having a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that honors and affirms all students. We promote and encourage understanding and awareness of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, culture, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, and other diversity. We believe a diverse and inclusive learning environment broadens our students’ and staff’s experiences and leads to greater understanding and tolerance of all people.

Equity means ensuring that everyone has equal access to the opportunities that will help them thrive. Not everyone in a school community will have the same needs; schools can address equity by understanding the needs of each student and providing the tools or opportunities that will support their development.

Inclusion refers to individual and institutional behaviors that show people they are accepted, respected, and valued. Inclusion helps ensure all community members have access to the benefits and opportunities the school provides. Inclusion is also closely related to belonging.

At TCHS, Diversity and Inclusion Means

 

  • All students are valued and supported

  • All students are empowered to reach their full potential