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A roadmap for high school transformation
Our free, research-backed tools and materials provide just what any community needs to rethink high school. There’s a role for everyone—from students to educators, from family members to policy leaders.

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High School Redesign
Students Engage in Project-Based Learning. The Results Surprised Them | Why XQ
Crosstown High teachers asked ninth graders to investigate problems with life on Earth and consider moving to Mars. Instead of traditional courses, students built prototype environments, debated space ethics, tested plants for oxygen production, and more. Sounds fun, right? Well, a lot of the students weren’t sure what to make of it. Were they actually learning? Then came the test…
High School Redesign
High School Redesign: How to Apply the XQ School Design Principles
Want to change high school? Use XQ's suite of materials to explore what high schools can be—and should be—for American students.
High School Life
Social Emotional Learning & Why It Matters in the Wake of COVID-19
Social Emotional Learning is critical for success in college & career. Here’s why it matters and how to support mental health during remote learning.
High School Redesign
What is STEAM Education?
STEAM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math as pathways to guide student inquiry, discussions, and critical thinking.