EOS Mission

Ensuring that low-income and students of color have equitable access to America's most academically intense high school programs and succeed at the highest levels.

Measures that Matter
Check out Equal Opportunity Schools' latest research,

The Cues and Conditions of Student Belonging.

COVID-19 Research
Tableau Foundation features EOS'

Learn more about how our data tools have helped schools keep equity at the center of their COVID response.

NBA Foundation
Equal Opportunity Schools in partnership with Kingmakers of Oakland would like to say

For the grant supporting education equity for high schoolers nationwide!

Fiveable Partnership
Equal Opportunity Schools

To elevate AP experiences for 2,000+ low-income and students of color in the Bay Area

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Dennis Melton Joins Equal Opportunity Schools as Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Dennis Melton
Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Equal Opportunity Schools has made a significant step forward in implementing our three-year strategic plan. In accordance with our strategic plan, we will bolster our Finance and Operations department.

We are incredibly pleased to announce that after a national search, we have selected Dennis Melton to lead our Finance and Operations department as our Chief Financial and Operations Officer. “We found the ideal leader to help EOS grow into the future,” CEO Eddie Lincoln remarks. “We are so excited to have Dennis and his 25 years of accounting and finance experience on our team to help EOS continue moving towards becoming the best equity nonprofit in the country.”

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We collaborate with school districts to increase equitable enrollment in rigorous courses.

Equal Opportunity Schools’ mission is to ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to America’s most academically intense high school programs and succeed at the highest levels.

Our partnership model is consultative, collaborative, and requires a commitment to specific and measurable results. Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) has helped more than 600 schools identify students of color and low-income students who qualify for, but are missing from Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. Working together, we successfully enroll them and support their academic success.

EOS is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and continues to hire professionals to support our growing portfolio of partner districts.

To learn more, contact us today or email us with questions.  


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Student iconThree-quarters of a million high school students are ready to be enrolled.

Each year, approximately three-quarters of a million incoming juniors and seniors are ready to be enrolled in rigorous academic programs, but do not have equitable access to these courses. These students are disproportionately students of color and low-income students. We help schools identify and remove barriers to equitable access.

Graduation iconAccess to AP/IB has a lasting impact.

We know that participation in rigorous courses is correlated with future academic outcomes. Tackling the equity gap will require creating equitable access to these courses.

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That’s why we’re here.

Equal Opportunity Schools has worked with schools coast-to-coast to help tens of thousands of students of color and low-income students enroll in rigorous academic programs.

Let’s close the AP/IB gap together.

“My AP class has prepared me so much for the future. I used to be scared having to grow up and the thought of college work would be so difficult.

I had thought that AP classes were mostly for “smart people”, now I know it isn’t about being smart, it is about putting in the time and effort into the difficult things.” Underrepresented AP Student