The National Summer School Initiative seeks educational leaders who are eager to dramatically accelerate their students’ learning—whether delivered in person or virtually.
NSSI provides your teachers all the daily resources to deliver exceptional teaching and focus intently on their students' academic success and social and emotional needs.
NSSI is a not-for-profit, philanthropically funded entity—not a vendor. Our objective is to offer an exceptional in-person or virtual experience at an exceptionally low cost.
Join us in
Offering dynamic, highly effective teaching and ambitious curricula to students everywhere.
Creating an in-person or virtual community where children feel heard, valued, connected, and successful, and where curiosity and joy are fostered.
Mitigating learning gaps and equipping students with the essential skills for the new school year.
Exposing students, parents, and teachers to mentor teachers—and the proven instructional practices that have closed achievement gaps in America’s highest performing schools.
Setting the stage for joyful learning with Connection, Celebration, and Challenge (CCC), where fun and inspiring challenges fuel students' commitment to pursue academic excellence.
NSSI is a not-for-profit, philanthropically funded organization. At low cost to partner districts and organizations, we will
Create and deliver high-impact ELA and math curricula
Provide high quality training to partner teachers before and throughout the program
Lead twice-weekly partner PD focused on intellectual preparation and student work analysis
Recruit the best mentor teachers in the country—or help you identify and train your own
Ensure the core technology and operational infrastructure are sound and support the programmatic requirements
Conduct pre- and post-assessments to measure impact
Raise philanthropic funds so that you can access this programming affordably
Shape the length of your student day and determine your class schedule
Offer, at your choice, additional courses beyond our four core critical-thinking classes, using our mentor/partner teacher model
Sustain your tech platform—or adopt ours (Zoom for Education, G Suite, and Google Classroom)
Assign and manage your teachers
Ensure that all teachers attend required grade-level professional development provided by NSSI (two times a week)
If delivered virtually, ensure students have required technology and access to the internet
All partner teachers will receive exceptional professional development. Teachers will receive
a training institute in the specific progressive pedagogies of the program delivered live, via Zoom.
for 45-minutes twice a week, they will join a national grade team meeting to engage in intellectual preparation and student work analysis to prepare deeply for the week’s teaching.