Foundations College Prep


Updated May 2015

At this 6-12 Chicago school that opened in Fall 2014, differentiation is key not just for the students – who access adaptive digital content and participate in diversified classroom rotations – but also for the teachers. Multiple teacher roles include expert teachers, resident teachers (those with limited experience), and instructional leads. The Foundations team hopes that the school, grounded in a rigorous college prep curriculum, creates learners who can perform as well as or better than their higher-income peers.

The two-page grantee profiles from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) provide factual information about the secondary school and postsecondary degree program designs awarded grants under NGLC's third wave of funding, which focused on two areas, "Breakthrough Models for College Readiness" and "Breakthrough Models for College Completion." Each profile describes what makes each model "breakthrough" and offers important information about the instructional and financial models, student demographics, hardware and software choices, and contact info. These profiles serve to illustrate the innovations of these new blended and online models, with practical details of interest to those starting a new school or degree program.

NGLC accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. To learn more about NGLC and the grantees it supports, visit

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