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Why We Should #RethinkHighSchool

Last Thursday I was invited to attend the Jackson mixer for the national movement, XQ: The Super School Project. Prior to the invite I’d never heard of the movement and I certainly didn’t know what to expect. I’m so glad that I was able to learn more about the project and now I can truly say that I’m energized about it.

When I was in high school, the only thing that made me excited was lunch period and becoming a senior so I could get out of there. I’d always been an A/B student, so academics weren’t all that challenging. Most classes were a complete breeze and as and when I was taking a test or actively working on an assignment, I was daydreaming…or passing notes.

Sadly, not much has changed and that’s where the Super School Project comes in.

This is a call for people from all over the country to #rethinkhighschool.

To reimagine the American classroom.

To make the classroom a place where students can be excited about learning.

American schools are so far behind in terms of preparing students for the real world. According to an ACT College and Career Readiness Standards 2014 study, 74% of graduating high school students aren’t prepared for college and careers.

As Jessica Williams said in the video above, the future won’t wait.

The cool thing about this project is that anyone can create a team and submit ideas for what America’s next high school should be like. That’s right, you get to build, design and create a curriculum for students in America that will prepare them for the road ahead in life and in their careers.

For more information about the movement or to join the cause, visit xqsuperschool.org.

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