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Higher Achievement Program, Inc.

Mission Statement Talent is everywhere - in every Richmond neighborhood - but opportunity is not. We envision a city where every student’s potential and promise is realized regardless of his or her circumstances. Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed.Founded in 1975 in Washington DC as a grassroots effort to create learning opportunities for children in low-income neighborhoods, Higher Achievement was invited in 2009 by the Richmond Public School Superintendent and School Board to become part of the solution to improving local middle school outcomes by helping Richmond's motivated, yet at-risk, middle school students in great economic need and navigate them to a path of academic success. Our role is to demonstrate that remarkable academic achievement is possible by all students, regardless of their families' income level, when provided with out-of-school-time academic opportunities.  Through our Summer and Afterschool Academies, scholars develop academic skills, behaviors and attitudes to help improve their grades, standardized test scores and attendance, which prepares them to be on track for advanced high school programs and ready for college. At a time when grades and test scores usually decline, our program yields results. 96% of 8th grade scholars are accepted into top high school programs and 93% of alumni graduate from college.
Organization Type(s) Youth Development

Primary Address 4009 Fitzhugh Ave.
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Mailing Address 4009 Fitzhugh Ave.
Suite 200
Richmond, 23230
Phone Number (804) 643 - 7753
Email Address info@higherachievement.org




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History and Background

Incorporation Year 1975


Executive Director / CEO Ms. Katey Comerford
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Program Name
Afterschool Academy
High School Placement Services
Summer Academy
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