Breakthrough Model Designs

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This collection presents the range of next gen learning 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 to learn more about their blended, competency-based, personalized learning models.


K-12 Breakthrough Models

Higher Ed Breakthrough Models

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Grades PK-8 


Aspire Public Schools
Caliber Schools 
Education Achievement Authority of Michigan Nolan K-8 
Ingenuity Prep
Montessori For All 
Matchbook Learning: Michigan Technical Academy
Thrive Public Schools

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

Grades 5-8


Alpha Public Schools 
Education for Change
Horry County Schools
KIPP Chicago
Match Education 
Piedmont City School District

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

Grades 6-12


Battelle Education
Danville Independent Schools
Foundations College Prep
Generation Schools Network
Great Oaks Foundation 
InnovateEDU: Brooklyn LAB 
Intrinsic Schools 
Schools for the Future 
Summit Public Schools 
Matchbook Learning: Merit Prep Newark  
Valor Collegiate Academies 
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
Venture Academy


Grades 9-12


Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy 
Building 21 
Cornerstone Charter Schools
Da Vinci Schools 
Design Tech High School
e3 Civic High
Fayette County Public Schools 
KIPP Bay Area Schools
Leadership Public Schools
Lebanon School District
USC Hybrid High 
Vertus Charter School
Workshop School


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