How It WorksA student and her mother beam with pride

An expanded learning partnership

Our vision is the same as yours: to close the achievement gap in middle school, enabling successful transitions into high school and increasing graduation rates, providing pathways through college to careers. More time can help you do that—if it’s done right.

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Transforming lives, transforming schools

A Citizen Schools partnership brings new resources to fulfill the vision for your school.

What the school getsWhat students get

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Short-Term, Medium-Term, Long-Term

As measured by test scores, attendance, graduation rates, and more, schools that partner with Citizen Schools put students on a path to success in high school and beyond.

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Finding the mutual benefit

Every school is different, and Citizen Schools works best with partners that meet certain criteria—starting with a demonstrated need to improve student achievement.

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  • Contact Us

    For information about school partnership selection and development, please contact Special Advisor, Strategic Initiatives Nell Kisiel.

  • Impact

    Our Results

    In 16 years of deep partnerships with middle schools, we have seen measurable short- and long-term impact on students—and dramatic change in school culture.

  • Expectations

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    When a district and its schools bring Citizen Schools on board to expand their learning day, each partner commits to aligning its resources toward making an impact.