Our Mission

The Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) partners with schools and districts to reinvent high schools so that students who are traditionally underserved and underperforming graduate prepared for success in college and careers.

Our Story
An inside look

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Our Approach

Research-based, effective, sustainable.

Our proven approach ensures all students are ready for success in college.

Case Studies
Learn how ISA's 7 Principles are used to develop very different schools

Carver School of the Arts’ mission is to infuse academic rigor with artistic excellence. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will experience...

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The mission of Park East High School is to educate all students to be critical thinkers by conducting research, solving complex problems, clearly expressing...

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The Queens High School of Teaching is different by design; developing diverse learners who are prepared to become leaders, and teachers, in their communities...

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Victory Collegiate High School believes that education is the most powerful instrument for sparking the revitalization essential to urban communities....

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Our Community

My ISA high school taught life goals and lessons that would help us in our future. Everyone wanted to be there and genuinely cared about each other's lives.

-Brandon Baiden, 2008 Graduate