Breakthrough Models Designs

This collection presents the range of breakthrough designs that were awarded K-12 Breakthrough Models and Higher Ed Breakthrough Models grants from NGLC.

What makes each secondary school and postsecondary degree program model “breakthrough?” What instructional and financial innovations do they embrace? What technology tools are they using? Click through the links to access valuable one page, downloadable briefs on each of our grant recipients.


K-12 Breakthrough Models

Higher Ed Breakthrough Models

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Grades K-8 


Aspire Public Schools
Education Achievement Authority of Michigan Nolan K-8 
Ingenuity Prep
Matchbook Learning

College for America
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
New Charter University
Rio Salado College
Altius Education

Grades 5-8


Alpha Public Schools
Horry County Schools
KIPP Chicago
Match Education

Ameritas Hispanic Pathways
Northern Arizona University
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
University System of Georgia with Columbus State University
University of Washington

Grades 6-12


Danville Independent Schools
Foundations College Prep
Generation Schools Network
Great Oaks Foundation
Intrinsic Schools
Schools for the Future
Summit Public Schools
Touchstone Education
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
Venture Academy


Grades 9-12


Cornerstone Charter Schools
Da Vinci Schools
e3 Civic High
Fayette County Public Schools
KIPP Bay Area Schools
Leadership Public Schools
Lebanon School District
USC Hybrid High
Workshop School


Learn more about each of these projects on the grant recipient pages.