Sacred Heart Academy will participate in the No Place for Hate initiative, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The initiative focuses on school climate improvement with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive and equitable climate.
There is a strong alignment between No Place for Hate and the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria. As reflected in the first criteria of Goal V, we are “challenged as members of the school community to show respect, acceptance and concern for ourselves and for others.” Schools achieve No Place for Hate designation by “building inclusive and safe communities in which respect and equity are the goals and where all students can thrive.”
The steps toward designation include designating a committee of teachers, students, administrators, board members and parents; conducting a school climate survey, introducing and signing the No Place for Hate pledge, and completing three activities that will enhance students' understanding of diversity, bias, social justice and inclusion and which also foster equity and harmony in our school community.