Members of the AHSI
network have opened nearly 300 high-quality alternative high schools across the nation to provide students with greater options and reduce high school dropout rates.
Along with Indianapolis and Newark, Nashville is one of three pilot cities participating in the AHSI
Place-Based Partnership project, which is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
is a network of 12 youth development organizations actively supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-convened by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) and Big Picture Learning.
As a co-convener of AHSI
, Big Picture Learning looks forward to taking part in a systemic approach to serving all kids along with the City of Newark Public Schools and the participating AHSI
During the membership meeting, Elliot Washor, co-director of the Big Picture Company, an NLC partner and AHSI
convener, briefed participants about the work of his organization.
Elliot Washor, co-director of the Big Picture Company, which along with the YEF Institute co-convenes the AHSI
network, made the connection between a practitioner's viewpoint and federal policy.
Through a highly competitive process, Nashville and Newark were selected to join Indianapolis in a leading edge cohort of cities that are launching "place-based partnerships" with the AHSI
network to establish several new innovation-model high schools.
NLC and The Big Picture Company are co-conveners of the Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI
)--a network of youth development organizations committed to creating educational opportunities for youth who have struggled in traditional high school settings; NASS is one of 12 members of AHSI
Each policy condition is explained from the perspective of alternative for high school models in the AHSI
Each of the youth represented one of the organizations in the AHSI
network, which comprises 10 youth development and education organizations.
network supports the collaboration of organizations working with local communities to generate and sustain safe, top quality high schools for vulnerable youth.