Diversity and Inclusion
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
At Albuquerque Academy, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity means that we dedicate ourselves to creating an environment in which all people, regardless of race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political beliefs, physical disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, age, or religion, can thrive. It is the collective responsibility of the Albuquerque Academy community of faculty, students, staff, administration, and parents to make this environment conducive to learning and to foster mutual respect among all community members. Our director of diversity and inclusivity also assists in this area.
Diversity on our campus manifests our acceptance of the fact that we are part of a world community and that we appreciate the possibilities of the broad spectrum of humanity. To that end, we intend to weave diversity education into all aspects of school life where appropriate.
Specifically, a commitment to diversity and inclusivity requires that each of us examine unquestioned or traditional attitudes and beliefs about differences and suspend those that are inappropriate. It also requires that we exert an effort to model behavior that reveals our respect and appreciation for differences. To facilitate the examination of our own belief systems and behaviors, diverse curricular materials, student common times, and training programs for faculty and staff on such matters will be part of the fiber of this academic community.
In this commitment, we prepare ourselves for the diverse and interconnected world in which we live.
For more information, contact Jade Valenzuela (828-3390), Director of Diversity and Inclusion.