Listen: Jay Artis- Wright, Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, California Charter Schools Association
The CA Charter Schools Association put out a report on Black student performance in charters across the state in recognition of Black History Month. Sac High received notable attention for what they are doing to support their students and how they were able to become the top high school in California for Black student performance
Jay Artis-Wright brings over 15 years of diverse professional experiences to the Diversity Leadership Institute in the private and public sectors. Currently, she serves as Senior Advisor of Policy and Public Affairs for the California Charter Schools Association, where she directs policy issues regarding educational equity, teacher diversity and local control funding formula (LCFF).
Sacramento Charter High has made it its mission “to graduate self-motivated, industrious, and critically thinking leaders who are committed to serving others, passionate about lifelong learning and prepared to earn a degree from a four-year college.”
The school requires scholars to engage in a variety of extra-curricular activities throughout their four years at the school. As a result, students understand they must utilize every moment of their days productively engaged in academics or worthy extracurricular activities – which often translates into more time at school.
Sac High is the highest performing high school in the state where Black students make up at least 50% of the tested population.
As of 2019, Sac High was one of the top five schools in the Sacramento Unified School District for Black student performance, and was the highest performing high school for Black students in California. These statistics are well aligned to the school’s vision to create one of the finest urban high schools in America.