Malcolm Shabazz City High School - Our Mission and Vision
Shabazz is an innovative academic alternative high school in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Shabazz is an intentional community of learners. We are intentional about developing learning activities that ask students to think, to develop in-depth understanding, and to apply that learning to important, realistic problems. We are intentional about creating a safe, harassment-free learning environment for all of our students. We understand that a safe environment is a prerequisite for the sustained, purposeful work that is required to learn. We are intentional about creating a culture that values self-expression, individuality, different viewpoints, and the unique voices and abilities of all of our students.
We are committed to the hard work required to make our vision of Shabazz a reality.
"There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must
pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance
our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song - but in this dance or in our song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites
of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny."
- Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) Chilean poet, diplomat, and politician