Get Ready: Schools of the Future Are Here

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Springpoint: Partners in School Design

Springpoint works closely with school districts and networks to design innovative schools that address the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Schools of the future have come to represent different models depending on the setting. All tend to have one feature in common: a strong focus on the needs of individual students and a willingness to design and implement new approaches that will meet those needs. The education nonprofit Springpoint helps high schools through the process and shares best practices learned through its national network of partners.

With support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, Springpoint just released two new resources. Promising and Effective Practices in Student-centered Scheduling offers lessons learned from New York City transfer schools on how to create course pathways that are versatile and flexible. And Strategic Approaches to Launching Single vs. Multi-Grade Schools provides guidance on how new schools should phase in additional grade levels.

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For more insights, check out recent news coverage of high schools in the Springpoint network.

  • The founders of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter High School are interviewed in Chalkbeat New York.
  • The LINC (Learning in New Contexts) High School was featured in the Philadelphia Tribune with one article spotlighting a program that helps students develop leadership skills and another focusing on reflections from a student regarding his first year at the school.
  • And from Cleveland, the opening of Lincoln-West School of Science and Health was the subject of a report on Cleveland.com and in Crain’s Cleveland Business.