In 2017-2018, our staff collaborated with Asheville High and the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville (SILSA) in a Listening Project. The Listening Project was a collaborative effort to identify the current student perceptions of needs, assets, barriers, and opportunities with regards to their educational experiences at Asheville High/SILSA. Data was disaggregated by race to identify differing experiences which might suggest the need for differing supports.
Volunteer listeners completed 100 hours of one-on-one interviews with students representative of our high school population. Student responses are being utilized to create an action plan to increase equity and enhance success for all students at Asheville High and SILSA.
Read the Mountain Xpress article on the Listening Project here.