Set your students up for success from the start of the school year using the planning resources below.

Drive student achievement throughout the year using these rigorous unit plan and lesson plan templates.

Create a joyful and systematic classroom with this class culture plan.

Ensure that you're ready to engage your students from the moment they enter the classroom using tips from Co-CEO Dacia Toll in this session.

To download more Achievement First resources in all subjects and grade levels, visit our resources page.

This year, Achievement First Brooklyn High graduated its first senior class. We are so proud that 100 percent of our seniors have been accepted into college, and we're so excited to continue watching them grow as they take on their first year of undergrad.

Watch Achievement First Brooklyn High's Class of 2013 take their first step toward college during Senior Signing Day.

Throughout the year, our team visits cities across the country in search of teachers and school leaders who are passionate about creating high-quality experiences for urban students. Below are cities we'll be visiting soon; please email us to learn more.

August 6 – San Francisco, CA
August 8
– New York, NY - Breakthrough Collaborative

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2013-14 Special Education Teachers
Start Date:
Location: Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, CT

Our special education teachers work hard to meet the needs of every student in our schools. Achievement First supports these efforts with robust teacher professional development, including weekly coaching meetings, on-going planning sessions and unparalleled learning opportunities. Learn more and apply here.

We also have a variety of openings remaining for the 2013-14 school year. To learn more about our available teacher and leader roles, click here.

Director of ELA Achievement, Grades K-4
Start Date: Immediate
Location: Brooklyn, NY or New Haven, CT

The director of ELA achievement is responsible for ensuring quality reading and writing instruction and achievement in all Achievement First elementary schools. The director manages a small team of curriculum developers and teacher trainers, drives the vision behind an exemplary literacy program and pushes content-specific instructional practices through coaching and observations. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our Network Support team. View current Achievement First Network Support opportunities here.

The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education.

Achievement First schools will provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders for our communities.

At Achievement First, we believe that closing the achievement gap is an economic and moral imperative. It is the civil rights issue of our time. In carrying out our mission, Achievement First must ensure that our team is composed of individuals who, through their talent, commitment and understanding of both student needs and effective teaching, can ensure all of our students succeed in accomplishing these big dreams. Diversity and inclusiveness are critical to our mission.

Read why Achievement First has named diversity and inclusiveness one of our top five priorities for the 2013-14 school year here.