Our Mission

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.

About us

Our Impact

1,154

Scholars currently enrolled

95%

Of our scholars graduate high school on-time

Our impact

Our Stories

Higher Achievement is my safe haven. It's a whole different world inside these walls.

Tyler, 8th grade

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The importance of education: pursuing what's possible

Ms. Jess, Achievement Coach

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Higher Achievement makes me feel special. It’s like a big family. I can be myself here.

Diamilatou, 6th grade

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Happening Now

The Orchard: Sustaining Scholar Excellence

Through your recurring gift to our monthly giving society, you enable our work and turn our scholar's promise and potential into reality.

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Baltimore

Our Scholar to College campaign sends over 100 Baltimore scholars on an overnight college trip. Exposure is the key to opportunity.

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DC Metro

Get ready for Going Places 2019! DC Metro's annual celebration of community partnership and scholar achievement is around the corner. Get going to the link below for more.

Going Places 2019

Pittsburgh

Young people are invested in the models they see around them and want to pursue things they believe are possible. Spark inspiration with us.

All About Pittsburgh

Richmond

This Afterschool Academy our mentors will guide scholars through exciting and stimulating new curricula. Pick up a pencil and join us.

All About Richmond