What we do

High school graduates who are considered “College and Career Ready” receive supports during their K-12 education to graduate from high school on time and prepared for their next step. Increasing the number of students who graduate from high school college-and career-ready ensures that more students are ultimately connected with good jobs and a meaningful career.



Provide equitable, high-quality, rigorous learning experiences from cradle to career.


Activate employers and communities to advance policies and supports that remove roadblocks for students and reduce stress on families.


Future Ready Institutes

In 2018, Hamilton County Schols launched the Future Ready Institutes offering a unique career-themed education through a small learning community model. Today, the program has expanded to 28 career academies in 13 high schools, each supported by local businesses through internships, mentoring, job shadowing, providing materials/equipment and much more.

Education and Career Pathways

The Education + Career Pathways initiative is a collaboration between the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga 2.0, Southeast Tennessee Works (SETWorks), Hamilton County Schools, Future Ready Institutes of Hamilton County, Chattanooga State Community College, and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC).

Gateway Scholars

In 2019, Chattanooga 2.0 partners received the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation P-16 Community Investment Grant to support a set of strategies in six high schools (Brainerd, East Ridge, Hixson, Howard, Red Bank, and Tyner) aimed at increasing the number of Black, Hispanic, and low-income students who graduate high school, enroll in a postsecondary institution, and are on track to graduate from college.


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