The College Achievement Network is a network of charter school organizations serving predominantly low-income communities, working together to ensure their students are prepared to enter and successfully graduate from college.
A National Problem
In our democracy and competitive global economy, all students need and deserve a K-12 education that prepares them for college success. Although college enrollment rates are increasing, many students are underprepared for post-secondary education. Low-income, first generation college-goers are especially likely to leave college without earning a degree. Affordability, lack of academic preparation, family pressures, inaccurate expectations, social difficulties, and emotional stresses are just some of the myriad of reasons.
A National Solution
As part of the College Achievement Network, high performing charter organizations across the country have unified around a single goal: to ensure college success for students.
Individually and collectively members have committed to analyze data at a deeper level than ever before, to pilot innovations to improve students’ college readiness and share what works. Every aspect of college readiness is being investigated: systemic, academic, financial, social, and emotional.
The College Achievement Network is answering the economic—and moral—challenge facing our country and building a foundation that will transform their families and communities.
College Achievement Network Founding Members
- Achievement First
- Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
- Aspire Public Schools
- DSST Public Schools
- IDEA Public Schools
- KIPP Foundation
- Mastery Charter Schools
- MATCH Charter Public Schools
- New Paradigm for Education
- Noble Network of Charter Schools
- Partnerships to Uplift Communities
- Rocketship Education
- STRIVE Preparatory Schools
- Uncommon Schools
- YES Prep Public Schools
Download the College Achievement Network brochure.
Find the latest updates on college readiness on the NewSchools’ blog.
We want to share what we are working on and learning with the broader community. To make sure you stay up on the latest on us, please send an email to can (at) newschools (dot) org telling us what you’re interested in learning more about in regards to college readiness or our work in particular.
We are thrilled that Yes Prep Public Schools won the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Read their 2012 Winner Profile here.