School Success Stories

SABIS® International Charter School

SABIS® International Charter School (SICS), a K-12 school serving over 1,500 students, landed Newsweek’s rankings of “2013 America’s Best High Schools.” High schools were ranked according to what Newsweek considers the best indicators of college readiness: graduation rates, participation in college-level classes such as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, and acceptance into a two- or four-year college program.

Its ranking places SICS in the top 12% of schools in the state of Massachusetts and the top 7% of high schools in the USA. More impressively, SICS was one of only 5 charter schools among the 48 high schools in Massachusetts to have made the list.

SICS's ranking comes on the heels of its listing among the best high schools in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. Among the 32 charter schools recognized in Massachusetts, SICS ranked 7th. The school, which is a perennial award winner, was ranked 1,729th nationally.

International Academy of Flint

At the International Academy of Flint (IAF), a K-12 charter school currently enrolling 1,196 students in Flint, Michigan, 85% of students are from low-income families, and 91% are minorities. In spite of serving a high-risk population, IAF’s state exam results from the fall of 2012 show that the school either narrowed or closed the achievement gap in every subject and grade level tested.

IAF was recognized as a “REWARD School” by the Michigan Department of Education for the 2012-13 academic year. U.S. New and World Report ranked IAF amongst the best high schools in the country, receiving a bronze medal ranking.

Closing the Achievement Gap