Middle school is a time of transition—from new hallways to new expectations—and in the move from elementary to middle school, students from all socioeconomic groups typically show a decline in academic achievement.
That’s where Higher Achievement comes in.
Our rigorous program is designed to help your child develop the academic skills and social-emotional tools to succeed, starting now at this pivotal middle school moment.
Why is Higher Achievement important?
Ninety-five percent of Higher Achievement scholars who complete the program advance to top academic high schools, defying the odds as students in our communities are ten times more likely to drop out of high school than their peers in other neighborhoods.
Higher Achievement provides an engaging academic environment, challenging curricula, supportive adults, and new learning opportunities to help our scholars develop the tools to succeed.
Is my child eligible to apply?
To be eligible for enrollment in Higher Achievement, a child must:
- Be willing to commit 650 hours per year for three to four years
- Attend 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade; most new scholars are rising 5th or 6th grade students
- Live or attend school in one of the Higher Achievement communities
Consideration is not based on standardized test scores and grades. Commitment to our rigorous, multi-year program is the most important factor, and we require participation in all elements of our programming offered at your affiliate.
In the words of our scholars:
Aim Higher, Stretch Further.