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. 

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


Second Shift Staffing

  • 15-20 highly talented staff join your school faculty

  • Low teacher to student ratios (1:15) for academic and social support

  • Opportunity to spread workload across more faculty and allow for more planning time

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Academic Practice

  • Target support of high leverage academic skills

  • Standards-aligned curricula in Math or English Language Arts

  • Citizen Schools staff join grade level meetings and instructional Leadership teams


Real World LEarning

  • Hands-on activities that make learning relevant

  • Diverse 10-week apprenticeships taught by community and corporate volunteers

  • Curriculum focus on 21st Century Skills, including oral presentation, leadership, data analysis, advanced literacy and technology


Family Engagement

  • Biweekly phone calls home, based on conversations with school faculty

  • Regular events to help families connect to schools, including potlucks and high school information sessions and selection coaching

  • Staff communicate in home languages


College to Career Exposure

  • Students participate in 100+ hours of programming that helps prepare them for high school and college
  • Visits to colleges, corporations and other cultural institutions

For information about school partnership selection and development:

Please contact Katie Rothschild, Managing Director of the National Network.