About Accelerate Great Schools
Accelerate Great Schools believes that every child, in every neighborhood in Cincinnati, deserves a great K-12 education. We identify parent and community needs, grow the number of high-performing school options to meet those needs, and we increase the number and diversity of great teachers and principals.
Examples of Our Work
We strategically invest in improving access to great schools across all sectors (i.e., district, community, and parochial schools). We fund opportunities that will provide more students with tuition-free, high-performing, accountable, and sustainable schools. We also support efforts to strengthen the pipeline of great teachers and principals in our city. Below are a few examples of our work.
Seton Education Partners
Accelerate Great Schools supported the expansion of an effective learning program in four Catholic Inner-City Education (CISE) Fund and Archdiocesan schools. The program allows students to move between small groups with their teacher, personalized and engaging content on computers, and independent learning. This means that students learn at just the right level for them and get extra practice where they need it.
The Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Students
Accelerate Great Schools supported the launch of this Cincinnati Public School in Walnut Hills. Spencer, which serves a diverse population of students from throughout the city, offers a rich Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum.
Accelerate Great Schools has supported the launch of this non-profit community school in Bond Hill. ReGeneration will offer a rigorous curriculum focused on character development and preparation for college.
National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE)
Accelerate Great Schools has supported teachers and principals from the Archdiocese, Catholic Inner-City Education (CISE) Fund schools, and Cincinnati Public Schools to attend NAATE professional development sessions. NAATE offers rigorous multi-day sessions designed to develop, leverage, and retain the nation’s top educators.
Accelerate Great Schools has supported multiple initiatives focused on attracting, training, and retaining great principals. This has included funding fellows in Archdiocesan Schools as well as Cincinnati Public Schools.