“Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments…Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.”
At Westminster High School, one of our core values is Opportunity and Access. We believe that everyone has the right to achieve his or her current and future goals, and we will provide the support, skills, and opportunities needed to see that these goals are met. Westminster High School welcomes and supports all students, regardless of immigration status. Undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities can find a safe environment and supportive community at Westminster High School.
This page is designed to provide support and resources to students and families who are dealing with issues surrounding immigration status here in the United States. There are links to a variety of state and community resources to help students and families navigate through these difficult scenarios. Our support staff is here to help! For additional information and support, please contact your school counselor.
“Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces. It is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment. In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.”
-Plyler v. Doe, United States Supreme Court 1982