“Sold a Story” is a Renewed Call to Action

54% of American adults between the ages of 16-74 read below a 6th-grade level. How did our country get to this point? Juliana Worrell and Erin Michels draw on personal and professional experiences to call for a multi-faceted approach to the science of reading.

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A call to teach now more than ever

In this New York Daily News Op-Ed, Uncommon Schools
co-CEO Brett Peiser acknowledges how hard the
past two-and-a-half years have been on teachers,
but he also knows that students and families need
teachers now more than ever.

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We are One Uncommon

In a video message to staff, Uncommon Schools President Julie Jackson speaks on the importance of why we do the work we do.

Teaching at Uncommon Schools - Our Stories

"I've taught at many schools before, and never felt this level of support for myself or for the students.”

Teachers share their stories about what makes Uncommon Schools an exciting place to be.

Extended Opportunities in High School

The HS 2.0 program gives students the opportunity to discover new passions and learn from industry experts outside the traditional classroom.

Dreaming Big

“I realized that now I can do anything. The world is going to need me.”

Alumnus Brandon Burke and school leaders speak about the love and support Uncommon students receive on their path to achieve their dreams.

Broad Prize Winner

We received the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and were also a finalist in 2018. This prize honors public charters with the best academic outcomes for students from low-income backgrounds.

99% Accepted

Since 1997, 99% of our high school seniors have been accepted to a 4-year college. 75% of our high school graduates to-date have either graduated from college or are on track to graduate.

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National Recognition

According to a study by Stanford University's CREDO, Uncommon Schools students make the greatest academic gains of any large charter network in the country.

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