What drives us
We believe every student deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
Every student deserves opportunity in life.
Educators who devote their professional lives to this goal deserve support.
There are no silver bullets. All schools are different and need a tailored approach.
But there's no reason to re-invent the wheel over and over: we should learn from each other.
Achievement Network works alongside school leadership teams to strengthen their school-wide practice and culture of using learning standards and achievement data to get breakthrough results for students in underserved communities.
We seek to understand the role of race, culture, socio-economics and privilege in our partner schools and communities, because we know that inequities persist. We actively reflect on our own and others’ experiences, perspectives, and identities. We take actions grounded in our awareness to enhance the strength of our organization, deepen our partnerships with schools, and positively impact students’ lives.
We enthusiastically seize possibilities and act with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are optimistic about the future of education and take initiative to pave new roads towards closing gaps in student achievement. We innovate after careful study and reflection and with disciplined thought. We are intellectually curious.
We maintain a relentless focus on achieving excellence. We are responsible for the outcomes of our schools and recognize that our actions contribute to student achievement and school change.
We prioritize the people and relationships that enable our work to be successful. We create a diverse and inclusive environment where our differences are appreciated and we can use our strengths. We operate with humility and a customer service focus because it accelerates impact for students. We encourage personal and professional alignment on our team.
We aspire to be change agents in our organization, our schools, and in the broader education reform community. We operate with a high level of integrity, personal accountability, respect, and self-awareness to achieve excellence in our work.
We achieve results as an interdependent team. We are supportive, responsive, flexible, and considerate in our interactions with one another. We partner with others both inside and outside of our organization because we share accountability for results and want to identify opportunities to learn from each other.