Intended Impact and Theory of Change

All K-12 students will have equal access to high-quality education and be on grade level

Effective Implementation of Data Systems

Leadership Development

Influence Through Thought Leadership

Accelerate Institute is disrupting the status quo by training school leaders to systemically transform schools into healthy, safe environments that are culturally relevant and centered on student learning outcomes—and giving every child a chance.

We develop urban K-12 school principals and leadership team members to become high-impact educators so they can deliver the equitable education our nation’s underserved youth deserve.

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

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Developing school leadership teams to close the achievement gap


Provides practical day-to-day strategies to improve leadership practice in schools for principals, assistant principals, deans, and other leadership team members in order to improve teachers’ instructional practice and positively impact academic outcomes.

GROWTH ACCELERATOR

Accelerate Institute

Accelerating the growth of schools through leadership and systems development


Designed to train school principals and their leadership teams in high-output management strategies and tactics to accelerate the academic achievement of underperforming schools.

RESOURCE CENTER

Whether you’re a principal looking to explore the ways other principals have closed the achievement gap, or a supporter who wants to see how the Accelerate Framework works, it’s all in here.

CURRENT EVENTS

News, events and things going on at Accelerate Institute

From fundraising events to job postings, personal achievements to news about results, you can always catch up on the latest happenings here. Browse the images below to explore.

Getting to Know Alexis Hardy, Accelerate Institute’s New Director of Partnerships

As Accelerate Institute celebrates our 30th anniversary of igniting academic achievement this year, we are also very excited to have recently welcomed Alexis Hardy as our new Director of Partnerships. A product of the Chicago Public Schools system, Alexis grew up in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side. She holds a …

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Interrupt, Reimagine, and Reconnect: A Look Back at the 2021-22 School Year

By Dr. Catherine Burns, Chief Academic Officer The 2022-23 school year is now underway, and a look back on the learnings from the return to full-time, in-person instruction last year can serve as a treasure trove of insights for school leaders. At Accelerate Institute, we knew the continuing impact of the global pandemic would bring …

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A Letter From the CEO: Celebrating 30 Years of Igniting Academic Achievement

I’ve never seen a more challenging job than being a school leader. Everything they have to deal with, on top of leading a school, can seem daunting. There are so many exceptional leaders out there who need our support now more than ever if we’re going to continue helping kids achieve their dreams. — Nora …

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