The Social Justice Humanities Academy at the Cesar Chavez Learning Academies was founded in 2011 with the opening of Valley Regional High School #5. Through an open proposal system led by our founding teacher staff and principal, Mr. Navarro, SJHA secured our future on this campus. To see more information on this founding please watch this video.

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Our vision is that our students will achieve self-actualization.

The vision of The Social Justice Humanitas Academy at Cesar E. Chavez Learning Complex is, “We will achieve self-actualization.” This means we are committed to bringing forth our best selves in order to help our students achieve their best selves. Our mission is to achieve social justice through the development of the complete individual. In doing so, we increase our students’ social capital and their humanity while creating a school worthy of our own children.

Our rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum has established in our school a culture of academic excellence coupled with humanistic compassion. Our high expectations for students are matched by high levels of holistic support. At SJHA, it is not enough to be a good student; you must also strive to be a good person. In the words of Juan Miramontes, Berkeley senior and SJHA graduate, “The academics got me here, but it is the values and love SJHA instilled in me that gets me through.”