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As we wrap up National Charter School Week, we invite you to watch this insightful video from Nakia Hall, Achievement First’s Director of External Relations in Connecticut. Nakia shares her perspective on the importance of school choice and the need for ongoing advocacy to ensure charter schools continue to have a positive impact on our students, families, and communities.

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Happy National Charter School Week! 

At Achievement First, we are honored and proud to provide all students with access to high-quality education and opportunities to thrive. This week, we celebrate our incredible students, dedicated teachers, and supportive communities who make our mission possible.

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Join us in our ongoing celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week with heartfelt words from Shannon Werner, an Achievement First Hartford Elementary School teacher with over 14 years of experience in education. Shannon’s passion for teaching shines through, fueled by her deep love for our students and the strong support system here at AF. We are committed to providing our educators the support they need to continue inspiring the brilliance of our scholars each and every day. 

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As Teacher Appreciation Week continues, discover Dekilia Sessoms’s journey as an educator and Academic Dean at Achievement First Summit Middle School and how she’s flourished professionally and personally. We are committed to investing in and developing our teachers, and we are so grateful to have each and every talented educator at our schools.

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We’re thrilled to announce some great news from our New York high schools! Achievement First Brooklyn High School has been ranked # 7 among charter high schools in NYC and # 57 overall! That’s a testament to our commitment to excellence and dedication to our students’ success. Meanwhile, University Prep has secured its place as a top performer, ranking in the top 11% in NYC and # 8 among charter high schools in NYC/NY state. We’re proud of our students, staff, and community for making this possible.

See the complete list of rankings at the link in our bio.

 #BrooklynHighSchools #NYCschools #CharterSchools #HighSchoolRankings
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the incredible educators at Achievement First! Your commitment, passion, and tireless efforts day in and day out make all the difference. Thank you for inspiring our scholars to reach their fullest potential!

Stay tuned for heartwarming videos from students and teachers sharing what they love about their favorite AF teacher or why they love teaching here. Today, let’s hear from a Hartford High School student about why she appreciates her favorite teacher, Mrs. O!

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Happy Haitian Heritage Month! This May, we celebrate the rich culture and contributions of the Haitian community. From art to music, literature to cuisine, Haiti’s influence is felt worldwide. Let’s honor and uplift the voices and stories of Haitian Americans everywhere. 

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Are you a passionate leader committed to supporting all students and fostering a love for learning? Join Achievement First as Director of the AF Empower Program in Bushwick and make an impact! We’re seeking a visionary Director to oversee our Empower Elementary Program in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. If you’re dedicated to making a meaningful impact on students’ lives and creating an inclusive environment, we want to hear from you! Apply by May 26th. 

Learn more and apply at the link in our bio!

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