The High School for the Visual and Performing Arts (HSPVA) is part of a new nationwide coalition aimed at promoting school success.
The Coalition for Leaders for Advanced Student Success (CLASS) was established this year and is focused on helping students overcome challenges to gain the skills needed to succeed after graduation.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to join with like-minded educators nationwide to help advance curriculum, policies, and activities that will help more high school students gain the valuable experiences and knowledge that will serve them well in both college and career,” said HSPVA Principal R. Scott Allen.
The CLASS Coalition has a dual mission of promoting opportunities for low-income, high-achieving students while also exploring ways schools can better coordinate with the business community to make sure students are learning what they need to, to be successful in the workforce.
There are 94 schools in the CLASS Coalition. HSPVA is the only HISD school taking part, and there are only three other Texas schools participating. Principals interesting in joining the coalition may express their interest at the bottom of the organization’s members page.