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  • Diversity Statement

    In alignment with the Equity Policy of School District U-46, the District’s Strategic Plan and in support of democratic ideals, the U-46 High School Magnet Programs are committed to providing an empathetic and progressive educational environment that embraces the diversity amongst students, staff, and community members. U-46 High School Magnet Programs will recruit and support students of diverse backgrounds, intentionally maintain a culturally competent curriculum, and value the unique perspectives and life experiences of all community members so that our students will become leaders capable of engaging in a diverse, global society.

    Declaración de Diversidad

    Conforme a la Política de Equidad del Distrito Escolar U-46, el Plan Estratégico del Distrito y en favor a los ideales democráticos, los Programas de las Academias de Enfoque Especializado de U-46 se comprometen a proveer un entorno educativo progresivo y comprensivo que abarque la diversidad entre los estudiantes, el personal y miembros de la comunidad. Los Programas de las Academias de Enfoque Especializado de U-46 seleccionarán y darán apoyo a estudiantes de diversos entornos, mantendrán un plan de estudio culturalmente competente y darán valor a las perspectivas únicas y las experiencias de vida de todos los miembros de la comunidad de modo que nuestros estudiantes se conviertan en líderes con la capacidad de participar en una sociedad global diversa.

  • BEACON’s Mission

    To teach students, who desire enhanced training in digital storytelling, the various theoretical foundations of media content creation and analysis through hands-on application and instructor-facilitated experiences in broadcasting, radio and film.

    A BEACON graduate will be…

    • able to obtain employment or internships in digital media and/or broadcasting.
    • able to tell a story through written, visual and auditory media.
    • a student who is proficient in videography, editing, sound production, and content creation and who can adapt to/shift between these multiple facets of media production.
    • a student who can critically analyze all forms of media, including his or her own products.

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    Over the years, students have produced thousands of projects for class, clients, and competitions.

    Check out our YouTube page here to see some of our student's work!