At Achievement First schools, our instruction hinges on one audacious goal—outstanding student achievement.
To support this goal, we set rigorous standards for our students and provide high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development. Our teachers regularly analyze student data to drive our daily instruction and long-term planning. We ensure that every student achieves.
At Achievement First, state standards are the floor, not the ceiling. From this base, we work to build our rigorous standards and curricula, which are backwards-mapped against end-of-year standards and vertically aligned to advanced college-readiness standards.
The Achievement First family (teachers, principals, deans, coaches and a curriculum team) works together so teachers have a deep reserve of best practices and high-quality curriculum resources at their fingertips.
Our schools thrive based on high expectations and warm, loving environments with a deep commitment to learning, rigor, joy, character development, structure and strong relationships with teachers, leaders and families.