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Yorktown High School’s Equity Team Vision:

Yorktown ensures an equitable, inclusive, safe, and anti-racist school community.

Yorktown High School’s Equity Team Mission:

To accomplish our vision, the Equity Team strategically examines individual experiences, data, policies and practices to actively identify bias, inequity, and discrimination at Yorktown in current and historical contexts.  Once identified, we advocate for institutional, curricular and instructional changes, and engage in anti-bias and anti-racist practices to ensure each member of our school community feels valued, respected, and empowered. Yorktown’s Equity Team, made up of students, parents, and staff members, meets monthly.  We currently work in three sub-committees: 1) School Culture and Community Building, 2) YHS Structures: Access and Opportunity, and 3) Curriculum, Instruction and Representation.



The School Board approved a new Equity policy (A-30) on Aug. 20, 2020 that includes governance in four key areas:

  • Governance Equity Practices;
  • Educational Equity Practices;
  • Workforce Equity Practices; and
  • Operational Equity Practices.

The equity policy has been in development since the Fall of 2018 as a directive from the School Board and has been a collaborative effort that included input from many internal and external stakeholders.

No Place For Hate

No Place For Hate - An ADL Education Program

No Place for Hate

The No Place for Hate® program is an organizing framework for K-12 schools committed to creating sustainable change that leads to improved school climate developed by the Education Department of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Participating schools are able to incorporate ADL’s anti-bias and anti-bullying resources with their existing programming to form one powerful message that all students have a place to belong. Currently, over 1,700 schools across the country participate in the No Place for Hate® Program. The goal of No Place for Hate® is to inspire a national movement led by students and educators who are committed to using the power of positive peer influence to build inclusive and safe schools in which all students can thrive.Yorktown’s No Place for Hate Committee is made up of students, parents and staff members.

Contact Us

Do you have questions?  Contact The Office for Equity and Excellence for more information.

Students and Staff are asked to sign the No Place for Hate Pledge each year.

No Place for Hate Pledge:  English   Spanish   Amharic    Arabic   Mongolian

Resources for Equity

Arlington County Equity Resources

As an employee, resident or business in Arlington, advance racial equity is a county-wide priority to eliminate, reduce, and prevent disparities in our policies, procedures practices, engagement, and interaction with and service to the community.

Center for Anti-Racist Research

Equity Literacy Institute offers equity training and assistance for schools, school districts, and other educational organizations.

Learning for Justice (Formerly known as Teaching Tolerance) provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

Talking About Race: National Museum of African American History Resource

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC)