Originally founded in 2002 to manage a loan guaranty fund that had been established to assist the launch of charter schools, Innovative Schools has grown to become a multi-faceted public school support organization committed to creating groundbreaking improvement in student outcomes through integrated programs that deliver efficient schools, dynamic leaders and exceptional education.
In an effort to enable schools to be able to focus on teaching and learning, Innovative Schools provides wide-ranging support including: management and coaching of school leaders, professional development, staff recruitment, fundraising, financial functions, and more. Innovative Schools is currently supporting a growing network of 15 traditional public and charter schools across the state of Delaware.
As an education management organization, Innovative Schools seeks to explore and share the most promising educational practices to ensure every Delaware student attends a great public school. We are laying the foundation to influence the landscape of education in Delaware by identifying proven deeper learning school designs across the country and developing partnerships both nationally and locally to bring these designs to Delaware. Our unique expertise and relationships with nationally recognized deeper learning school designers - New Tech Network, Expeditionary Learning and Ed Works Early College have enabled us to plan and open three new schools over the last two years. Our goal is to raise the trajectory of student performance and provide alternative learning environments for students who might be better learners in less traditional school settings.