You can impact hundreds of students with a commitment to Equal Opportunity Schools.
In pursuit of our mission, we focus on the “tragedy of twenty feet.” Each year, roughly three-quarter of a million incoming juniors and seniors are just across the hall from advanced high school classes they are ready to succeed in—classes they will need in order to achieve their college completion goals.
To flip the conversation and create a cycle of higher expectations, school system leaders need:
- Motivation to act
Our K-12 schools are nothing if not busy. Equal Opportunity Schools has demonstrated an ability to focus educators on access to AP and IB. This motivation is based on a moral imperative, our national and local research, and our networks of supportive philanthropists, peers and regional and national leaders.
- Strength-based evidence and data
Equal Opportunity Schools has developed the nation’s leading dataset on student assets and aspirations, learning mindsets, and evidence-based improvements in our understanding of academic potential.
- Vigilance and focus
Pervasive patterns like inequitable access to advanced high school courses are very hard to disrupt. Our team keeps our partners focused on using data and executing against the goal of finding all of their missing students, so that prevailing enrollment patterns are fundamentally altered.
We are committed to helping you achieve results.
Results matter and Equal Opportunity Schools’ program is one of the most cost-efficient and effective programs that impacts enrollment. Equal Opportunity Schools has identified and enrolled 36,000 (and counting) students of color and low-income students—among active partners—and implemented a sustainable program in more than 540 high schools and growing.
You can become a Partner District.
Equal Opportunity Schools is opening the application process for the next cohort of 125 schools. Fill out our contact form to request more information about the program commitment, required data, application timeline, and to be invited to a regional convening.
Contact us to find out more.