The Schools for the Future Pilot Model
Schools for the Future is a small learning community model designed to serve under-credited, and high schools students significantly below grade level in reading and math proficiency. Each SFF school/small learning community will serve 240 students, all of whom are at least two years behind academically because they have been repeatedly retained in earlier grades.
SFF will provide students with a performance-driven route to a high school diploma, postsecondary education, and a career. As a result, SFF students will be able to achieve an average of 2 years of academic gain for every 1 year in the program, regardless of entering skill level, and graduate with a regular high school diploma in 5 years or less, ready to succeed at the post-secondary level, with no need for remediation.
The SFF Academy also addresses the mental challenges with the targeted population. Student Advocates are part of the school staff to assist with family and individual counseling.