New High School Grants

We are now accepting applications for those interested in starting a new high school opening in the fall of 2012 serving students from the City of Detroit. The details can be found at Michigan Future Schools (MFS). For those of you who are not familiar with MFS it is our high school accelerator designed to open over the next eight years 35 high quality high school serving Detroit student. To date one school has opened and we recently announced grants to four schools that will open in the fall of 2011.

It is a unique initiative in that it is both governance and location neutral. MFS is designed to work with traditional public school districts, public charter schools and private schools. It will work with schools located south of Twelve Mile Road and east of Telegraph as long as the school is open to students from the City of Detroit . And it will only support new high schools.

The initiative is funded by the Kellogg Foundation, the Skillman Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the McGregor Fund.

All of the schools commit that at least 85% of students will graduate from high school, of those graduates at least 85% will enroll in college and of those who enroll at least 85% will earn a college degree.

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Lou Glazer

Lou Glazer is President and co-founder of Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, non-profit organization. Michigan Future’s mission is to be a source of new ideas on how Michigan can succeed as a world class community in a knowledge-driven economy. Its work is funded by Michigan foundations.