America needs high schools that prepare students for the future. And there’s no time to waste. Let’s do this, together.

Our Mission

Rethink high school so every student graduates to succeed in life.

We believe young people everywhere deserve vibrant high schools, where students can grow to the fullest as civic participants, critical readers, proactive problem solvers, original thinkers, generous collaborators, and learners for life.

Schools and Partnerships

Making High School Redesign a Reality

We work in communities around the country to inspire schools and school systems to imagine what rigorous, equitable, lively high schools could look like and help transform their innovative ideas into action.


Interactive Tools and Publications

Rethinking high school is hard. That’s why we share what we’re learning—through stories about what works, community events and activations, and free, open-source tools and materials.

The latest from XQ

Carnegie | Rethink Together

In 2022, the Carnegie Foundation and XQ announced a partnership to catalyze and co-construct a new educational “architecture” to support high school transformation. This architecture will liberate learning from the confines of a time-based system and build outcomes-based educational systems—all fueled by the latest research in neuroscience and learning sciences—to prepare young people for all […]

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