• We are part of a national community of Opportunity Culture schools committed to reaching every student with excellent teaching consistently. We will use one or more of the models below, which may differ by grade and subject.

    The models that our schools chose among include:

    • Multi-Classroom Leadership
      Grades or subjects have a consistently excellent teacher who both teaches and leads a teaching team. This teacher-leader is responsible for the success of all students served by the team, and for helping all the team’s teachers excel through collaboration, co-planning, and on-the-job professional development.

    • Time Swaps
      Teachers use limited quantities of age-appropriate digital instruction and assistant-supervised online and offline skill practice and projects, letting each student advance at an individual pace. Teachers focus their time with students on personally engaging, enriched instruction.

    • Elementary Subject Specialization
      Teachers teach their best subjects or subject pairs—such as math/science or language arts/social studies. Students may stay in one classroom while teachers rotate.


    In the classrooms where our schools will implement Opportunity Culture Texas models, you can expect:

    • High expectations that your child can learn and advance, even when facing challenges

    • Consistent monitoring of your child’s progress

    • Concrete actions to help your child address individual challenges, or advance further

    • Personally engaging instruction by teachers who are excited to teach and supported by a team

    • Approaches that motivate students to take ownership of their own learning

    • Increased small-group instruction

    • A team of adults who can focus on your child’s social, emotional, and time-management development

    Teachers benefit from:

    • Significantly higher pay for teachers taking on more responsibility-- funded by our regular budget, not temporary grants

    • More time to plan for instructional excellence, alone and with a team of colleagues

    • More opportunities for the best teachers to lead teams and help more students

    • More on-the-job learning for all teachers, so everybody improves and excels

    • More roles that let teachers focus on their teaching strengths
     

    You can read more about this work across Texas on the CTEP: Opportunity Culture Texas website. For more information about Opportunity Culture initiatives across the nation, visit OpportunityCulture.org