Ensure your scholar is on the college path by enrolling them in a RePublic School.

RePublic Schools is a free, open-enrollment network of public charter schools, made up of passionate teachers and leaders dedicated to reimagining public education in the South.

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WE ARE REPUBLIC

Founded in 2011, RePublic Schools serve more than 3,300 scholars in six schools across two cities; Jackson, Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee. We prepare our scholars, the majority of whom come from underserved communities, to attend the college of their choice through challenging academics, including computer science.

ABOUT US

REPUBLIC AT A GLANCE

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WHY WE’RE HERE

THE SOUTH IS HOME TO HISTORIC INEQUITY

Since the beginning, public education in the South was not built to ensure all children succeed. Communities of color and low-income communities have been and continue to be underserved. At RePublic, we believe this is an injustice and we are committed to ensuring that our scholars receive an excellent education and are able to life a choice-filled life.

THE LOWEST ODDS

A child in the Deep South has the lowest odds of going from the bottom of the income distribution to the top. We are helping to turn those odds around.

NOT COLLEGE READY

In 2019, the average ACT score in Nashville’s public schools was an 18.5, far below a college ready score of 21. We ensure our scholars are on track and prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

FALLING BEHIND

According to U.S. News & World Report, Mississippi is ranked 45th in the country for academic achievement and Tennessee is ranked 38th. We work to ensure our scholars do not fall behind and experience academic success.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

WE LEAD SCHOOLS THAT ARE REIMAGINING PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE SOUTH.

To reimagine public education in the South means we challenge the status quo. We believe that the way things have always been done is not enough and does not benefit our students. Therefore, we make a commitment to our scholars and their families that we set them up for success now and in the future.

EVERY SCHOLAR WILL GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE

An excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path or career they choose.

EVERY SCHOLAR WILL LEARN COMPUTER SCIENCE

All of our scholars, including our elementary school scholars, receive computer science education, leading to AP Computer Science Principles at our high school. This gives our scholars a competitive edge as they enter college and beyond.

OUR RESULTS

PROVING WHAT’S POSSIBLE FOR KIDS IN THE SOUTH.

IN JACKSON

In the 2018-2019 school year, Reimagine Prep had the highest accountability score of any open enrollment middle school in Jackson. Of our seventh grade scholars, more than half scored proficient or advanced on the Mississippi state math exam, surpassing the state average.

At the start of 2018-2019 school year, 104 of our 108 kindergarten scholars at Smilow Collegiate were identified as emergent readers on the Mississippi Kindergarten Readiness test, meaning they had not mastered foundational literacy skills. After testing again in the spring, this number dropped to only 25 scholars.

In the 2018-2019 school year, Smilow Prep scholars outperformed the Jackson public school district average in math proficiency and math growth.

In the 2018-2019 school year, Reimagine Prep had the highest accountability score of any open enrollment middle school in Jackson. Of our seventh grade scholars, more than half scored proficient or advanced on the Mississippi state math exam, surpassing the state average.

At the start of 2018-2019 school year, 104 of our 108 kindergarten scholars at Smilow Collegiate were identified as emergent readers on the Mississippi Kindergarten Readiness test, meaning they had not mastered foundational literacy skills. After testing again in the spring, this number dropped to only 25 scholars.

In the 2018-2019 school year, Smilow Prep scholars outperformed the Jackson public school district average in math proficiency and math growth.

Both of our middle schools: Liberty Collegiate Academy and Nashville Prep, earned a TVAAS score of 5 for the 2018-2019 school year. TVASS, or the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, measures how effective schools are at helping students to grow year over year. A score of 5, which is the highest a school can earn, means there is significant evidence that our teachers are helping our scholars grow.

In 2019, Liberty Collegiate Academy was named a Reward School, meaning that our school was among the top in the state of Tennessee in achievement, growth, and attendance.

Additionally, scholars who graduated in 2019 from RePublic High School were more likely to have a college ready score, a 21 or higher on the ACT, than if they attended their equivalent zoned school.

IN NASHVILLE

Both of our middle schools: Liberty Collegiate Academy and Nashville Prep, earned a TVAAS score of 5 for the 2018-2019 school year. TVASS, or the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, measures how effective schools are at helping students to grow year over year. A score of 5, which is the highest a school can earn, means there is significant evidence that our teachers are helping our scholars grow.

In 2019, Liberty Collegiate Academy was named a Reward School, meaning that our school was among the top in the state of Tennessee in achievement, growth, and attendance.

Additionally, scholars who graduated in 2019 from RePublic High School were more likely to have a college ready score, a 21 or higher on the ACT, than if they attended their equivalent zoned school.