CODEd’s model uses computer science (CS) and technology to unlock the creative genius in all students. Students’ core academic experiences are personalized to reflect their unique identities, understandings, and interests and inspire relevant problem solving. CODEd’s a fully-integrated cs school where technology and computational thinking skills are used to reinforce learning in all subjects.
Community Exceptional Children's Services - Shawn Hearn
Our organization provides high quality, education, primary health care and transition services for young people who have demonstrated characteristics of the disability category Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and those in need of transition from a more restricted learning environment to a less restricted learning environment. Our teaching and learning model is hands-on and project based.
Invictus Leadership Academy (ILA) - LaTonya Derbigny
Invictus Leadership Academy will provide an unparalleled public education to underserved families in Watts. Our innovative model not only accelerates academic achievement in critical core subject areas but also links social activism to STEM through Justice in Action Missions (community-based) and Impossible Projects (student interest-based); where the findings are presented to local civic leaders.
ACE serves young men entering the 7th grade through 12th grade with an optional 13th year. ACE has a population focus on African American males and young males of color who have historically been underserved in traditional school models. ACE believes that education happens best through intentional experiences. ACE concurrently serves as a demonstration model to recruit black male educators.
Raíces del Saber Xinachtli Community School - Lucia V. Carmona
Raíces del Saber Xinachtli Community School is an elementary school relevant to our US/Mexico borderland population that embraces cultural values to enrich student learning. The traditional Xinachtli pedagogy is based on four pillars of innovative, evidence-based teaching. These include Biliteracy using 90/10 dual language immersion, Mesoamerican Indigenous Ways of Knowledge, Identity Formation, and Community-led Development.
I3 Academy - Martin Nalls
I3 Academy--the first charter school in Birmingham, AL--will enroll over 400 children in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham. Modeling our work on other charter networks that emphasize rigorous, student-centered learning and social-emotional growth, we will teach our students through thoughtful, inquiry-based content that helps them become engaged and passionate learners and leaders.
Believe Schools - Kimberly Neal
We believe that if we intensively prepare our leaders in the 9th grade through strong remediation, social/emotional/cultural intelligence programming, personal and professional purpose and identity work we can accelerate their preparation for college and career readiness. The profile of a graduate from Believe will have attained an associate degree or career certification before they complete HS.
The Destiny House - LaShundra Richmond
From its roots as a service-based network, the Destiny House provides advisory services and support towards the education and welfare of women, children and families in the Greater Memphis Area. Through collaborative partnerships, the Destiny House is able to create a systematic approach towards the forward mobility of women and children.
All children deserve a quality education to be prepared to think deeply so they will become the innovators, educators and leaders who will solve challenges facing our world, but there is a chronic equity and access gap for STEM education in urban communities. ESA is filling that gap by preparing elementary students in OM with a STEM curriculum to overcome poverty and be successful in any field.
Generation Success is one of few organizations in New Orleans, and nationally, designed for learners with exceptionalities at both ends of the Special Education spectrum. We provide equity through project-based, self-directed, personalized learning modules. Our students genuinely drive their education. Equally, we teach our students how to advocate for themselves, and develop life skills.
Evolve Public Charter School - Laura DeLima
At Evolve, we empower students to own their education and their life path by providing them voice, choice, and opportunity. Each student co-creates a purposeful learning plan with the support of their advisor and parent that guides their unique educational journey through inspiring project-based coursework within school, and a robust internship and certification program beyond the classroom.
The Greenhouse Academy of Professional Partners (GAPP) - Tracey Dumas Clark
The GAPP is a teacher powered micro-school in which teachers form their own business to practice the profession of teaching. Teacherprenuers facilitate instructional and administrative duties while incorporating the feedback of Student Designers. No one single person holds all the power. Decisions are an ongoing collaboration of all teachers and students using a shared governance model.
Irene Morgan Schools builds schools, entrepreneurial programs and provides legal services that ensure that the needs of children leaving incarceration are met, so that they don't return to incarceration and so that they can learn and master the academic and social and emotional skills they'll need to lead net positive lives.
The NGA will be a high school that connects a democratic learning environment for students to real-life issues. Students will design and implement project-based service learning to find viable solutions to relevant matters within our community. Learning will align to four civic pathways - Health and Wellness, Housing, Judicial System, and Election Process.
Ivy New Orleans Leadership Academy - Jaime Johnson-Duplessis
At Ivy New Orleans Leadership Academy we are guided by three design principles to set aspirational goals and create a foundation for carrying out our mission: equity, deeper learning, and innovation. Our school model combines project based learning, technology integration, and individualized support to facilitate a learning environment which prepares our scholars for post-secondary success.