Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School is committed to the goals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by continuously developing practices and policies that allow all students and staff, regardless of backgrounds and abilities, to thrive.
AMSA Charter School is devoted to the inclusion and celebration of our school’s community to help move us towards progress. We pledge to create spaces that remove barriers based on race, gender, orientation, age, religion, language, abilities, or experience.
At AMSA, we continuously look to innovate and excel. With our dedicated mission to the goals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we will not only create a community that features integrity and excellence but one that respects the empowerment of all of our students, teachers, and staff.
Results of Student Survey in Fall 2021
88% of students feel valued in AMSA classrooms.
87% of students have close friends of different races, ethnicities, or cultural backgrounds.
80% of students feel comfortable talking about racial, cultural, or ethnic issues with teachers.
Student Affinity Groups
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union (BSU) serves to provide a supportive environment for students at AMSA. Open to all students, the purpose of the BSU is to provide educational and culturally relevant activities of common interest in the African American community. Through volunteering and programming, the BSU will lead by example to take charge of our future, dismantle stereotypes and build community.
Advisors: Ms. Johnson and Mr. Gordon
Meetings: Bi-Weekly Thursdays in Room 402 (Upper School)
Asian Student Union
To create a safe and friendly environment for students to broaden their perspective on the global and domestic Asian community while bringing awareness to Asian culture to the AMSA community. The Asian Student Union will also celebrate many Asian cultures and holidays through club-run events. Students will also be participating in raising money for charities based in Asia or are Asian-American based. In this way the ASU will introduce AMSA students to the rich diversity of Asian cultures.
Advisor: Ms. Lee
Meetings: Bi-Weekly Wednesdays in Room 420 (Upper School)
Kaleidoscope is a GSA (Gender-Sexuality Acceptance) club for ALL AMSA students. A GSA is a safe meeting place for members of the LGBTQ+ community & Allies.
Advisor: Ms. Little
Meetings: Weekly Fridays in Room 310 (Lower School)
2023 AMSA DEI Initiatives
Connections Conference 2023 - On March 17, 2023, a group of AMSA staff and students will be visiting Sutton High School for their annual Connections Conference. Throughout the day, students, teachers, supportive staff, and administrators attend various workshop sessions related to social justice within schools, building inclusive spaces within classrooms, creating practical and progressive policies, and more. The goal of the conference is to create meaningful connections with fellow schools and organizations so that we can help strengthen and promote our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion at AMSA.
The Building Beautification Committee - In a new initiative to be started in January 2023, the Building Beautification Committee (BBC) will assist with transitioning AMSA from a series of office buildings to a school that exemplifies our core values, school mission, enriched community, and achievements. To do this, the committee will evaluate AMSA’s buildings’ current aesthetics, usage of space, and where there is potential to either change or add to already shared spaces. The goal will be to work with the administration and facility teams to create a more welcoming and collaborative environment so we can ensure our entire school community is highlighted for their wonderful achievements.