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Innovation Schools

Gov Patrick Innovation Schools

In January 2010, Governor Patrick signed historic education reform legislation that gives all students and families greater access to high-quality schools. The Innovation Schools initiative, a key component of this legislation, provides educators and other stakeholders in all districts across the state with the powerful opportunity to create new "Innovation Schools," in-district and charter-like schools that will operate with greater autonomy and flexibility with regard to curriculum, staffing, budget, schedule/calendar, professional development, and district policies. These public schools will be able to implement innovative strategies to improve student achievement while keeping school funding within districts. There are currently 47 approved Innovation Schools across the commonwealth.

April 2014 PRSD Innovation Schools Hearings Letter

Innovation Schools Guidance Documents

Funding to Support Innovation Schools/RFPS

Selected Innovation School Prospectuses and Innovation School Plans

Innovation Schools Press Releases and News Articles

Approved Innovation Schools in Massachusetts pdf format of    approved-innovation-schools