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The Achievement First Approach: Core Values

Achievement First lives by its core values, which inform and guide us in all aspects of what we do—from the classroom to the Network Support office—and help us create a positive, achievement-oriented school culture.

No excuses

Achievement First sets ambitious, clearly measurable goals to provide all students with an outstanding education. If we fall short of these goals, we are willing to change the way we do things in order to achieve excellence for our students.

Excellence is a habit

We relentlessly pursue excellence and never settle for "so-so" from students or team members.

Team and family

This work is a team sport; everyone shares in Achievement First's successes while celebrating the unique strengths and differences of each person and school.

Whatever it takes

Achievement First goes the extra mile to make a difference in the life of every student.

Many minds, one mission

Together with parents, partners and supporters, Achievement First works to improve the communities in which we work.

Everything with integrity

The REACH values (Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard Work) drive the words and actions of all members of the Achievement First team.

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