June Jordan Programs

June Jordan Programs

Advisory

students during community building activity

All students are part of an advisory; a small and intimate group of students with 1-2 teachers who serve as their support system at school.

The student's advisor is their primary home contact and implements student-led conferences twice a year. In the 2017-18 school year, the school divided advisories into grade-level specific groupings to better serve students in age-appropriate ways.

  • The 9th grade Academy that serves to integrate them into the school community. 9th grade teachers intentionally teach students about social justice, health and wellness, and study skills.

  • The 10th grade advisories concentrate on community service, the RICH values and start to do development work on college/career readiness.

  • The 11th grade advisories integrate rigorous academics with a strong Internship program and career readiness skills.

  • The 12th grade advisories support students in college access, financial aid, development of the senior capstone.

*In all grade levels, health and wellness, college and career, and student culture are scaffolded throughout the students' four years.

Sports

students playing soccer

Jaguar Athletics is a small but strong program where students can come together to develop themselves as scholar-athletes. Students from our neighboring school City Arts and Tech High School play on Jaguar teams along with June Jordan students.

We hold sports during the Fall, Winter and Spring. The following sports are available at June Jordan School for Equity:

  • Boys Varsity Soccer (2018 City Finals),

  • Girls’ Varsity Soccer

  • Girls’ Varsity and JV Volleyball

  • Boys’ Varsity and JV Basketball

  • Wrestling (co-ed)

  • Boys’ Varsity Baseball

  • Track and Field (co-ed)

Intersession

students ready for kayaking

JJSE’s Intersession is comprised of three weeks of experiential learning courses where students learn by doing and actively engage in a variety of real-world experiences that challenge them physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.

Conducted outside of the four walls of the traditional classroom, these intensive courses create an opportunity for students to interact with adults and community members in new ways as they become immersed in unfamiliar environments, attempt new activities, or pursue longstanding passions in a more in-depth way all over the Bay Area. Students visit locales such as Yosemite, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Marin, and Camp Mendocino to hike, bike, run, dance, place soccer, or do yoga. It is during Intersession that students most often learn about their personal limits, their capacity for growth and what they are willing to do to overcome obstacles.

Extended-Day Program

school garden

The June Jordan Extended-Day Program (EDP) provides a wide array of opportunities for our students to develop the essential skills needed for both academic success and personal growth.

Our free program integrates youth development principles and practices to ensure quality programming in a safe and supportive environment. The following are available every day in the EDP program until 6pm:

  • Free supper

  • Tech access

  • Academic support

  • What Works Club

  • Athletics

  • Dance

  • Poetry/Spoken word

  • Motorcycle Mechanics

Electives/Activism Blocks

students and teachers at gentrification rally

Although JJSE is a small school and therefore does not offer the same breadth of courses as larger high schools, we do have a rich series of elective courses students may choose from.

Specific electives vary from year-to-year depending on student interest and staff capacity. Below is a list of electives planned for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Yoga and Wellness

  • PE - Strength and Conditioning for athletes

  • Soccer

  • Makers

  • Urban Gardening and Food Justice

  • Cooking and Food Justice

  • Music Production and Songwriting

  • Art and Activism

  • Digital Media/Small Business

  • Computer Science/Coding

  • 415 Unidos: Immigration Rights: 415 Unidos was created by students after taking a class on immigration. The organization has led protests, workshops, and helped others students in the community with immigration and deportation issues.