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.

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Our Impact


Scholars currently enrolled


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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Responding to COVID-19

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We listened, we launched, and we're adapting.

In this time of crisis and exacerbating inequities, Higher Achievement has acted quickly to serve our scholars in a whole new landscape.

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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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At Higher Achievement, we're not only teaching our scholars new ways of learning - we're teaching them how to dream. To see a brighter future and reach for it. Join them.

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Our mentors guide scholars through exciting and stimulating new curricula at this Afterschool Academy. Pick up a pencil and join us.

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