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A statewide initiative to rethink high school.

XQ+RI is a first-of-its-kind statewide initiative powered by a partnership between the Rhode Island Department of Education and XQ.


How Does XQ+RI Rethink High School?

XQ+RI is a unique partnership between XQ and the state of Rhode Island. We introduced a challenge that was designed with community, equity, and innovation at the core to authentically engage educators, families, and students in this transformative high school redesign process. It started with all 64 public high schools in the state participating in XQ Design Days where state leaders, teachers, school leaders, students, families, and local partners dug into XQ’s Learner Goals and Design Principles. Of the 32 high school teams who submitted proposals, 20 received planning grants in June of 2019 and then began an intensive, seven-month design process to submit high school designs. Following a rigorous selection process, Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and Ponaganset High School were named as XQ schools, 360 High School and Woonsocket High School were recognized with XQ Accelerator Awards, and 16 additional schools were recognized with XQ Momentum Awards in March 2020.

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