Achieve 180 focus of District IX community meetings 

HISD Board of Education President Wanda Adams is hosting a series of District IX community meetings  this month to discuss the district’s Achieve 180 initiative, a research-based action plan to support, strengthen, and empower underserved and underperforming schools. Nine schools located in District IX are included in the initiative.

During the Oct. 9 meeting at Madison High School, which is an Achieve 180 campus, Adams showed a welcome message from Superintendent Carranza, who asked parents and community members to join the Achieve 180 movement.

“It’s more than a plan or an initiative,” said Carranza. “It’s a movement. The Achieve 180 movement is about moving our historically underserved communities into the spotlight – giving schools, like your child’s, the support and resources it needs and deserves.”

In addition to Carranza’s message, Achieve 180 School Support Officer Felicia Adams answered questions and talked about the six pillars guiding the transformational work at Madison and all A180 campuses. They include: leadership excellence, teacher excellence, instructional excellence, school design, social and emotional learning support, and family and community empowerment.

“Ensuring all A180 schools are family friendly learning environments that encourage two-way communication from home to school is crucial to the work we are doing,” Adams said. “But we need help from everyone, including the families and community members that surround each of our campuses.”

The next District IX community meeting is scheduled for Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at Westbury High School located at 11911 Chimney Rock, Houston, Texas 77035.