About XQ: The Super School Project

In the past 100 years, we've gone from the Model T to the Tesla, from the switchboard to the smartphone, yet the very institution charged with preparing America’s students for success has remained virtually unchanged. Our students deserve better. It’s from that conviction – and commitment – that the XQ Institute was born.


In 2016, the XQ Institute launched XQ: The Super School Project engaging America in answering the question: What would high school look like if all students graduated prepared to succeed in college, career, and life? We issued the largest open call to rethink American public high school in our country’s history. Nearly 10,000 people from communities across the US responded and became school designers and schooolbuilders devoted to questioning the status quo and imagining the possibilities. In September 2016, we announced a cohort of 10 Super Schools who will be supported by XQ to bring their ideas to life, many opening in Fall 2017. XQ isn’t just about ideas, it’s about enduring impact; about inspiring and amplifying meaningful, measurable solutions, and real results, in high schools from Connecticut to California, and every state in-between.

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