Northfield High School is committed to equity in its operations, academics, athletics, hiring, and cultural practices. Our school community has worked collaboratively to create two detailed plans that will move us forward in our equity goals: Black Excellence and Si Se Puede. For more information contact Jessica Rodriguez Bracey or Reina Cruz.
Here at Northfield, we acknowledge that Equity work is never finished, but is a continuous learning process. We strive to create an environment that allows all students to find success and a place to belong. We embrace the feedback of our staff, students, and families to collaborate and imagine with us. If you have questions about our plans or anything in regards to Equity, please contact Reina Cruz.
The Black Excellence Plan was created in alignment with Black Excellence Resolution that was approved by the DPS school board in February 2019. In forming Northfield’s plan, parents/students/staff were surveyed in 2021 to develop a definition of what Black Excellence means to them. Empathy interviews were also completed with students to understand their feelings and needs at school.
Sí Se Puede—Yes We Can, is a call to action, rooted in historic Latino activism for social justice change. At Northfield, we want our students to recognize their immense diversity and feel that their cultura (culture) and traditions are valued within our school community. That we maintain people-centered values, inclusiveness, and a Bienvenido (welcoming) spirit. We want them to know that it is their destino (destiny) to be leaders in their community and that creating a community of leaders is essential to La Raza. We want our students to leave a legacy that is argulloso (proud), poderoso (mighty), and valioso (valuable).
Sí Se Puede—es un llamado a la acción, arraigado en el activismo latino histórico por el cambio de la justicia social. En Northfield queremos que nuestros estudiantes reconozcan su inmensa diversidad y sientan que su cultura y tradiciones son valoradas dentro de nuestra comunidad escolar. Que mantengamos valores centrados en las personas, la inclusión y un acojedor bienvenido. Queremos que sepan que es su destino de ser líderes en su comunidad, y que crear una comunidad de líderes es esencial para La Raza. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes dejen un legado que sea orgulloso , poderoso y valioso.