N.C. Opportunity Culture schools


Some impressive rates of student growth have been reported for 2015-16: 62% of CMS Opportunity Culture schools exceeded student growth expectations. This compares to 51% of non-Opportunity Culture schools in the district. Opportunity Culture is a school distributive leadership model where teacher-leaders provide in-depth coaching to fellow teachers, and strong teachers reach more students. Opportunity Culture was first launch in Project LIFT, a turnaround initiative in nine schools in West Charlotte, and now 30 additional schools across the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district are participating.

We’re pleased about these results, but also committed to improving Opportunity Culture further.

—Bryan C. Hassel , co-Director of Public Impact

N.C. Opportunity Culture schools beat state rates of student growth
Article published on EdNC.org
September 2016
Authored by: Public Impact

In 2013, The Belk Foundation invested $505,000 to implement Opportunity Culture throughout CMS.

What Could You Do in an Opportunity Culture? (2016) from Public Impact on Vimeo.