Our philosophy is simple. Let students lead... Here's why...
Ever since the first public school in the US was founded in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 (first public High School 1821), our education system has remained diligent and steadfast. The primary aspect of our education system has been geared to direct youth, with limited mapping of the "directing" methodologies to the evolution of youth and how they learn. While there has been goodness realized from this system, the past 25 years has seen an EXPLOSION of cultural change with youth. And that explosion has created a clear opportunity to improve the capacity for our youth to learn, grow, and value inclusiveness. We've seen massive change in the way youth engage, consume information, use media forms, and socialize as a significant part of their growth.
That's where FINAO's “Next Best School” comes in. Next Best School is a program that engages your school in a way that maps to the whole essence of youth. The program provides a new way for all of your school’s groups to be led and managed by students, increasing goals orientation, fostering inclusiveness, creative thinking, student interaction, and academic achievement, in a focused and culture enhancing manner.
· Best practice identification between schools at the regional and national level
· Student recognition and awards programs
· Teacher workload is reduced by over 50%
· Your school’s strategy successes are defined by an incredible real-time set of system generated data
· Your school’s costs are reduced by as much as 75%
· Leverages your school’s existing mission strategies
Next Best School is focused on supporting every school in its journey towards being Next to create a revolution in learning, inclusion, leadership, and overall academic achievement. All done by creating a supportive system of engagement and a brand-based touchstone that drives a movement. A movement focused on a community of individuals who evolve to a community of learners, and leaders, in a manner and direction that leverages the whole student and all that defines their lives. Community and shared learning via digital technology and fortifying brands allow youth to lead in ways we've only imagined previously.
With today’s youth being so highly enlightened, why not take a revolutionary path to college, career, and life-readiness and academic achievement for all students. After all, today's learning is as much about relative brand imagery and emotive engagement as it is about text books and grades. The composite, embraced by Next Best School, is a phenomenal explosion of curated and directed content that spawns creativity and expanded thinking. Next best school, by FINAO, encourages and supports this Revolution!
Today's youth want to matter, on their own terms. They want to make a difference by being the best version of themselves and they firmly believe that in this area, failure is not an option.
Let us support your mission. Let us showcase your journey. Let us celebrate the achievements of your students and your school. Please take one step forward, because... truly, Failure Is Not An Option.