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Sunrise Academy featured in Orlando Sentinel

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Sunrise Academy was recognized by the Orlando Sentinel for its commitment to inclusivity.

Sunrise Academy was honored to be recognized by the Orlando Sentinel in a piece that highlighted the many schools that discriminate against LGBTQ+ students in Florida. Sunrise Academy is committed to equal opportunity for all.

While schools cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin, there is no law that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

"Employees at Sunrise Academy in Orange City received the training about three weeks ago, Upper School Principal Levi Connolly said."

"The secular academy serves several LGBTQ students, and Connolly said he wanted his staff to have a better understanding of the challenges they might face because school is often the first place gay and transgender children come out."

“All students' lives are equally valuable, and we want our students to have an equal start,” he said.

You can read the Orlando Sentinel article in full here.


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