Building the Possible by moving the bottom 5% of schools in Tennessee to the top 25%.
Why Set Such a Big Goal? Because We Believe in Kids and Teachers
From the moment our results were made public, we started hearing chatter about our top 25% goal. Is it feasible? Why was it set? It is still early—we take on new groups of schools each year and two-thirds of our schools are only in their first or second years of operation—but standing where we are today, I absolutely believe in our decision to aim for thetop 25%. Let me take you back to 2011, and tell you why.
After four years as superintendent, Chris Barbic is leaving the Achievement School District at the end of December. Here in his own words, Chris shares the reasons behind his decision and offers a few lessons he’s learned during his time at the helm of this pioneering, impactful work.
We worked with parents and stakeholders to create the new school conversion process, one that is designed to elevate the voice of parents in helping operators shape a model that will best serve a school community.
The ASD is student focused and people powered. We’re looking for humble people with true passion and grit for this kind of work. We are ready to do whatever it takes to put our students on an expanded life path. Together, we are creating the best place to work in Tennessee – where no day is a bad day and every day we achieve.