Accelerate Great Schools is a public-private partnership established to grow the number of high-quality schools open to families in Cincinnati’s low-income communities. To double the number of students attending great local schools in the next five years, Accelerate Great Schools partners with Cincinnati Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and public charter schools. 

Accelerate Great Schools was founded on the belief that schools are the essential unit of change and lever for possibility, and that high-performing district, public charter and Catholic schools are all critical to ensuring every Cincinnati student can get a great education.

To reach its ambitious goal, Accelerate Great Schools will pursue four strategies:

  • Quality schools: Recruit and grow high-performing operators.
  • Effective educators: Build pipelines of great teachers and school leaders.
  • Community engagement: Work with local parents to ensure that CIncinnati schools meet their child’s needs.
  • Supportive policy: Advocate for policies that allow great schools to grow.