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.
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
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.