Houston A+ Challenge's mission is to be a catalyst for change and a model for innovation in education in the Houston area and beyond, to ensure that every student is prepared for post-secondary success.
We are committed to the vision that all children, no matter what their background, graduate high school prepared to achieve their maximum potential in college, career and civic life.
To achieve this vision, A+ coaches work in classrooms, schools and districts throughout the Greater Houston region, providing teachers and administrators with the training and tools necessary to ensure that each student is challenged, supported and inspired to achieve at the highest level.
A+ also engages the public in efforts to strengthen and transform public education, by bringing the latest research, ideas, and strategies to Houston, to inspire families, elected officials, community and business leaders with a vision for what's possible for Houston's children.
Global Perspectives on Education
Greater Houston has become known nationwide for its innovative schools and initiatives. Yet a stubborn problem persists: too few students are on track for success. In this year's series, we explore two paths forward: doing better - refining and improving our existing schools and systems - and doing differently - rethinking the definition and purpose of school in the 21st century.
Join us for this year's free, open-to the public speaker events as we dive deep into research on what works and explore groundbreaking new models for education. Hosted at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and generously sponsored by Chevron, these events bring some of the world's top thinkers in education to engage with YOU - Houston's educators and thought leaders - around what really works in schools.
How You Can Help
Houston A+ Challenge invites you to join our movement to help Houston's public schools transform into places where every student graduates high school ready to achieve post-secondary success. Read more.
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