Diversity & Inclusion
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT
Cape Fear Academy believes that a diverse and inclusive community is an essential element of a successful educational experience. Diversity strengthens a community by cultivating a richness of ideas, a broadening of perspectives, and a respect for others. We are committed to building and sustaining a faculty, student body, and school culture which reflect the variety of talents, perspectives and backgrounds in the greater community around us. In doing so, we prepare our students to thrive in a complex and ever-changing world.
-Adopted by the Cape Fear Academy Board of Trustees, Jan. 2019
WHAT IS DIVERSITY & INCLUSION?
Diversity: Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs. (Ferris State University)
Other areas of diversity to consider: geographic origin, intelligences, health, culture, statements of fact, education, uniqueness
Inclusion: a process of bringing people together from various backgrounds and creating an environment of success for all people.
Other understandings of inclusion to consider: fairness, respect, belonging, welcoming, comfort, accommodation, access, acceptance, authenticity, truth, empathy, flexible, affirmation, not bare minimum tolerance, embracing, warmth, confidence
THE BENEFITS OF A DIVERSE & INCLUSIVE SCHOOL
Our commitment to developing a diverse and inclusive community is an ongoing element of our work to be a school of excellence. Cape Fear Academy’s commitment to cultivating diversity and fostering inclusion is grounded in decades of research that these efforts promote: