Laura Jeffrey Academy is a safe school for all students and families regardless of their race, religion, national origin, immigration status, disability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We support students through acceptance, equitable opportunities, restorative circles, and teaching from multiple perspectives. 

LJA's diversity and passion for equity is at the core of who we are and how we educate scholars. We hire with this in mind and empower all staff to uphold this part of our mission. 


We support human rights and will protect and provide safety for all.

Additional resource links: 


American Civil Liberties Union:

American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota:

Southern Poverty Law Center:

Teaching Tolerance 

R-word Spread the Word to End the Word

Obama Administration guidance on Transgender students

Governor Mark Dayton's statement on Transgender students. 

Governor Mark Dayton's statement on bathrooms for Transgender students.



Know Your Rights:

Immigrant Law Center of MN:

MN Bar Association:

American Civil Liberties Union:

American Civil Liberties Union Minnesota:




Combatting Islamophobia:


LGBT Youth

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Transgender Law Center:

Human Rights Campaign:

National Center for Transgender Equality:


Students with Disabilities

U.S. Department of Education IDEA page:




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (available 24 hours everyday)

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)