New high school(s) competition

Our Michigan Future Schools (MFS) initiative is taking applications for grants and support services to help launch at least one new high school serving students from the City of Detroit in the fall of 2013. For those interested in applying for a grant you can find the request for proposal here. All applicants must attend a mandatory bidders conference on December 21, 2011 at the Skillman Foundation.

As a reminder, MFS is designed to launch new high schools at scale with an initial goal of eleven new high schools by 2014. MFS expects that all students enrolled in the high schools it supports will succeed in college. It has committed to its funders that at least 85% of each schoolʼs 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. To date seven schools have received MFS grants averaging $800,000 over four years. Four have opened, three more are planned for 2012. You can find more information on the initiative here.

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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.