Who Are Our Partners?

Forward-Thinking Education Leaders

We’ve driven to create the kind of excellent educational environments that support deeper learning because, like our partners, we believe that by engaging students today, they become lifelong learners capable of navigating the world around them for the rest of their lives. Like us, our partners feel a responsibility to ensure that all schools can prepare students adequately for success in the world that lies beyond their doors – in college, in careers, and in life.

Envision Learning Partners works with a broad range of schools, districts and charter school organizations to increase the number of students nationwide that are prepared for true success by partnering closely with school leaders to transform their culture and practices to support a higher level of student learning that goes beyond the basics to the kinds of Deeper Learning skills that will equip them to earn college degrees, support families, contribute to their communities, and compete in the global economy.

Together, we’re redefining what it means, for all students, everywhere, to be ready for future success. Won’t you join us in rising to this challenge?

District Partners

Education Achievement Authority of Michigan
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles Unified School District
Oakland Unified School District
Piner-Olivet Union School District
Sacramento City Unified School District

School Partners

Arise High School, Oakland, CA
Arts and Humanities Academy, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
Chelsea High School, Chelsea, MA
Community School for Creative Education, Oakland, CA
James Madison Elementary School, San Leandro, CA
Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao Charter School, Waianae, HI
Kamaile Academy, Waianae, HI
Kupu Hou Academy (Mid-Pacific Institute) Honolulu, HI
La Tercera Elementary School, Petaluma, CA
Marin School of Environmental Leadership, San Rafael, CA
Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland, CA
Salmon Bay School, Seattle, WA
San Rafael High School, San Rafael, CA
SEEQS: The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability, Honolulu, HI
Stevenson Elementary School, Mountain View, CA

We also participate in, and partner with the following national networks and foundations to amplify our work:

National and Network Partners

Asia Society
Big Picture Learning
ConnectEd, The California Center for College and Career
Expeditionary Learning
High Tech High
Internationals Network for Public Schools
New Tech Network
New Visions

National Foundation Partners and Collaborators

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
SCALE: Stanford Center for Assessment, Leadership and Equity
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Partner Case Study: Kamaile Academy

Kamaile Academy is a charter school conversion on the island of Oahu that serves students from community of Waianae and is on its way to becoming a K-12 school. Envision Learning Partners began work with Kamaile Academy in 2011, just as they were beginning to add 10th graders.

Kamaile came to us eager to imagine better options for their students. After a visit to an Envision School, they realized we clicked in how we defined success for students.  We set to work by first helping them to build a foundation of a more rigorous college-going culture and community for practice for the adults.  Then, in the summer, we helped them to define the Kamaile graduate ­­––their new vision for success—one they were inspired to measure and teach toward.

They did this by adapting our College and Career Success Portfolio–our tasks and rubrics so that they could measure student progress toward this vision. We’ve also taught and guided them in the implementation of a project based learning pedagogy linked to the vision for graduates, as well as a benchmark and graduation defense. At the end of year one their 10th graders will step up to 11th grade after they successfully defend two artifacts and reflection linked to their vision of graduates. And they’ll celebrate the rise in achievement they never knew their students could do. Not bad for a year’s work.