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Last modified: December 18, 2014, 3:34 AM
The Achievement School District (ASD) represents an unprecedented effort to improve public education opportunities for Tennessee students and families. Created with bi-partisan legislation as part of Tennessee's successful application for Race to the Top funding, The ASD is a statewide organization dedicated to taking schools currently in the bottom 5% of academic performance and within 5 years transforming them to perform in the top 25%. Approximately 85 schools are currently eligible for transformation, 69 of which are located in Memphis.
The Achievement School District acts as both an authorizer of charter schools and an independent school operator – recruiting and supporting high-performing charter school organizations as well as managing schools in our partner communities of Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga.