Lamont grew up on 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. “Before Higher Achievement, I had always done well in school, but expectations were pretty low." Lamont remembers. "My Higher Achievement teachers expected me to read, talk and write about what I read, ask questions, be curious."
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Middle school is the last,
best chance to get on track to college
How Higher Achievement Works
Higher Achievement believes that you are a talented, smart, and capable student. If you work hard and have the right opportunities, you will succeed. We ask students like you to commit to 650 additional hours each year for four years.
Receive homework coaching, an elective, dinner, and intensive small-group academic mentoring in math, literature, and seminars.
Take classes in math, literature, science and social studies, plus field trips and college visits.
Identify and successfully transition to your best high school or program, while receiving continued support from staff and mentors.
Graduate high school on timeThat is 20% higher than the average graduation rates in our cities.
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We envision a world where every student's potential and promise is realized, regardless of their circumstances.