Part of the first Collaborative, Van Ness Elementary School in the DC Public Schools is reimagining the elementary learning experience. They have developed an innovative approach to social-emotional development that begins first thing in the morning with a suite of practices and rituals, and is reinforced throughout the day. Further, they are exploring makers’ centered learning as a way to build students’ creative problem solving skills and compassion.
Based in New York City, NY, nXu is a new, out-of-school model for high-school-aged youth, centered around an intentionally diverse community of learners working in non-traditional (immersive, experiential, self-directed) ways to develop self-awareness, broader perspective, and a sense of Purpose.
Summit Public Schools
Summit Public Schools and Lindsay Unified School District, with the partnership of Transcend, are working to codify learner-level, adult-level, and site-level competencies needed to ensure high quality personalized learning for all.
Spring Branch Independent School District
Part of the first Collaborative, Spring Branch Independent School District in Texas is launching multiple pilots to test more relevant and personalized approaches to middle school and also has created an innovation incubator within their district to help many more schools forge bold visions for learning in the 21st century.
Montessori for All
MFA in Austin, TX, is working to deepen and codify their innovative model, which fuses Montessori with other high performing school practices, to ensure success with an intentionally diverse learner community.
Intrinsic is working to further develop their innovative school model that is rooted in personalized learning and aims to best prepare students for postsecondary success and world-changing endeavors. Intrinsic is also working to provide the Chicago public education community with a roadmap to sustainable implementation of their model.
Ednovate is a member of the second Collaborative. They are building on their personalized college preparatory program to think big about what’s possible for their next high school and how they might integrate and apply those ideas across all their schools to promote positive, multigenerational change.
Gestalt Community Schools
Part of the first Collaborative, this Memphis, TN, network is re-imagining its school model toward a more personalized, community-embedded, and responsive student experience with integrated technology and rigorous curriculum standards.
Teton Science Schools
Teton is convening a network of schools situated primarily in rural locales across the United States, all of whom are deeply committed to place-based education as well as a transformative educational model that can accelerate student engagement, learning outcomes, and community impact faster than any one member school.
The Forest School: An Acton Academy
The Forest School is launching a micro-school in south metro Atlanta (elementary, middle, and high) that incorporates learner-driven technology, Socratic discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world apprenticeships in an intentionally diverse, character-forging community.
Hebrew Public Charter Schools
Hebrew Public is a growing network of intentionally diverse elementary and middle schools in New York that is reimagining their learning environments by focusing on graduating global citizens, engaging with middle eastern language and civilization, and integrating strong practices from places like Ramapo and International Baccalaureate.
Art in Motion
Through extensive study in the areas of next generation learning, social and emotional learning, wellness, urban planning, Hip-Hop culture, Chicago history, the opportunity gaps that exist among marginalized students, economic mobility, arts education, and the at-risk communities on Chicago’s South Side, Art in Motion has a solid research foundation upon which to build an innovative middle and high school that has the potential to change the narrative for many Southside youth.
Collegiate Academies is a member of the second Collaborative. They are is concentrating design efforts at Livingston High School and Rosenwald High School this year with the hope that eventually every Collegiate High School is one that puts learning in the hands of students and prepares them to lead lives of unlimited opportunity.
Part of the first Collaborative, this Minneapolis, MN, network of schools is designing and developing a reimagined middle school model that is student-centered and focused on developing agency in students through individualized enrichment projects. HCP-N will be the first middle school to open with this innovation in Fall of 2018.
Yes Prep Public Schools
Part of the first Collaborative, YES Prep reflected on their progress and where they wanted to push their model in fostering student agency, creativity, and leadership and are in the process of piloting various new strategies.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Part of the first Collaborative, Camino Nuevo laid the groundwork of a new vision and strategy for their organization that supports innovation, and they have built out new concepts for piloting, including K-12 ethnic studies.