High School Transformation 


Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, High School Transformation is a multi-year effort to comprehensively improve student achievement in CPS high schools.


  • Increase what is expected of students by everyone: principals, teachers, parents and students
  • Hire, develop, and support great principals and teachers
  • Empower schools as the center of change
  • Ensure that every student finds a great fit in a great school
  • Prepare students to succeed in 9th grade; the crucial transition year during which almost half of the system’s dropouts are lost

Program Benefits

  • Focus on increasing the rigor and relevance of high school courses
  • Strengthen the curricula
  • Improve professional development to help teachers transform their work with students
  • Provide better school-based supports for students, principals and teachers


Learn more about the array of programs supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:


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Page Last Modified on Monday, August 08, 2011

Contact information

High School Programs
125 South Clark Street
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-3540
Fax: (773) 553-2148