Our History of Success
Like us, ISA’s partner schools believe that every student can succeed and that every educator can nurture that success. Each school develops its own plan for improvement tailored to the unique needs of its students and educators. Regardless of their size, location, or specific goals, ISA schools benefit from our support. Explore the case studies below for their stories of accomplishment.
ISA: Creating Positive Change Case by Case
Jersey City, New Jersey
New Jersey City University established this small public high school in 2014 in partnership with ISA. The school curriculum focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM). Since its founding, Innovation High School has made noteworthy achievements in English language arts teaching and learning, demonstrated by its students’ performance on state tests.
Staying On Track to Graduate
New York, New York
Marta Valle High School began its partnership with ISA during the 2015-16 school year. Even though the school serves a higher proportion of high-needs students than other New York City schools, its students earn more course credits and graduate at higher rates than students in comparison schools and citywide.
Setting High Expectations
The mission of Kensington Health Sciences Academy (KHSA) is to prepare every student academically and holistically to be responsible, caring community members ready for college or career upon graduation. Learn how KHSA partnered with ISA to advance the student-centered, personalized environment that boosted student engagement and the quality of relationships among staff and students.
Three ISA-Founded Schools
Academy for Young Writers, Brooklyn Preparatory High School, and Hillside Arts and Letters Academy
All three of these New York City small public high schools were founded in partnership with ISA. Each has been recognized and celebrated for creating a school culture that consistently and continually communicates high academic expectations to students and staff and provides targeted support to achieve those expectations.
Bronxdale High School
Bronx, New York
Park East High School
New York, New York
Queens High School of Teaching
Bellerose, New York
The Queens High School of Teaching is different by design, developing diverse learners who are prepared to become leaders and teachers in their communities and productive members of a global society. Learn how the New York Department of Education partnered with ISA to design and develop this achievement-focused, college-preparatory high school.
Victory Collegiate High School
Brooklyn, New York
Victory Collegiate High School believes that education is the most powerful instrument for sparking the revitalization essential to urban communities. Learn how ISA partnered with the New York Department of Education to develop this new school founded on a deep commitment to improving educational conditions and outcomes for underserved youth.
North Community High School
North Community High School ignites the twin flames of knowledge and imagination to sustain students through lifelong inquiry. The school equips students to study in world-renowned international educational programs, perform well on rigorous assessments, lead constructive change in their communities, and build ethical careers in a global, competitive marketplace.