ACHIEVE 180, launched in the 2017-18, is a research-based action plan to support, strengthen, and empower underserved and underperforming HISD feeder pattern communities. In order to increase student achievement, best practices from successful school turnaround initiatives - including effective teachers, strong principal leadership, and an environment of high expectations for both students and staff - are incorporated into the plan.
Six guiding pillars provide the strategic framework for the transformational work being done at 45 schools within and throughout targeted feeder patterns. The pillars include: leadership excellence, teaching excellence, instructional excellence, school design, social and emotional learning support, and family and community empowerment. ACHIEVE 180 is expected to impact nearly 2,000 teachers and over 30,000 students and their families.