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Social Justice & Legal Practices

Mission Statement
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The Social Justice and Legal Practices Academy at Andrew P. Hill High School provides a learning experience for students focusing on community-minded leadership skills and knowledge of the legal system to overcome obstacles to their success, graduate high school, and be prepared to pursue careers and postsecondary education.

Academy teachers approach core classes through the lens of social justice to promote community engagement and a critical awareness of local and global issues.

Vision Statement
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The goals of a social justice education approach include "awareness and understanding of social oppressioon and its multiple systemic manifestations, acknowledgement of one's role(s) in these systems (as a privileged and/or disadvantages social group member) and a commitment to develop the vision, skills, resources and coalitions needed to foster lasting change (Adams and Zuniga, 2018).

Pathway Course Sequence
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Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

English 1

English 2

English 3

English IB SL


World History

US History

American Government/


JROTC or Ethnic Studies


Social Justice & Advocacy

Agents of Change: Applied Research for Social Justice

**Classes listed above will be taken as part of the Legal Practices (Social Justice) Pathway and will be taken with a pathway teacher along with fellow pathway students.