Help transform college admissions and college access.

Empower the Journey.

Knowledge Academies is a network of public schools for families. Join us, as we reimagine new opportunities for learning, within our community and beyond.

This year, KA is proud to partner with Dr. Trina Coleman, founder of Academic Blue Bloods and Cynthia Fitzgerald, J.D., founder of In Full Motion, to launch a new paradigm for expanding college access to students and families, from traditionally under represented communities.

Dr. Coleman is the second African American women, in the U.S., to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Mrs. Cynthia Firtzgerald is a community service leader, and former Vice President of Legal Services, Compliance, for the Tennessee Education Lottery, also recognized by Governor Bill Haslam in his first major speech to the state legislature.

KA is a five (5) time, national award winning network of public schools.


2017 National Children's Wellbeing Team
2017 LRNG Educator Innovators Challenge
2016 Ashoka National Changemaker School
2016 NEXT Awards, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
2016 U.S. Department of Education Grant, Personalized Learning
2014 National K12 Breakthrough Model for College

Apply for a Nano Scholarship (Youth through Adult)

Empower the Journey
We cross the finish line, together.

Knowledge Academies is launching nano scholarships. Small investments designed to promote habits of exponential impact that empower others.

 Who can apply for Nano Scholarships?

Anyone.

Knowledge Academies is a national award winning network of public schools, launching a new outdoor learning program and community kitchen.

KA is launching a SoupStage, Innovation Lab, as a platform for community members to submit ideas to help improve their community. This new project is being performed in partnership with Belmont University, Enactus, and will serve as a national pilot program.

Learn more at http://www.soupstage.org.

The first Soup Stage, Innovation Lab launches on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Submit your community based idea by Friday, January 19th.

Team-based proposals are welcome. You and/or your team will work directly with a National Changeleader, recognized by Ashoka and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Help transform college admissions and college scholarships. Join our team, as we reimagine new opportunities for learning.

Race to 36 is a first of its kind college admissions and college scholarship program.

  • 36 hours invested in learning, life, and leadership habits
  • College admissions and college scholarships, at their best.
Help support the journey as a Race to 36 Teacher. Apply for our National Teacher Fellowship!

It’s about the journey...

Join a team of the nation's leading educators, focused on radical improvements to the norms of standardized test prep, and a college connected lifestyle, especially for students from the most underserved communities.

  • 24 hours of ACT Prep (5 weeks)
  • 4 hours financial literacy development
  • 4 hours digital and social media leadership, for teens
  • 4 hours college connections and tours
  • Qualify for National Summer College Tour
About Race to 36
  1. LEAD: Collaborate with a cohort of the nation's leading educators, leveraging ACT and SAT learning development strategies, for middle through high schoolers. Learn in partnership with national innovators in education

  2. MOBILIZE: Leverage digital and social media to expand the impact of your best teaching.

  3. EMPOWER: Help emerging high school students and leaders, from diverse communities, learn about college, while also improving their performance on college admission exams, and the college application process.

  4. INNOVATE: Participate in radically innovative, community-building workshops and camps, focused on developing the whole vision of your best self.

Ends on February 2, 2018

Knowledge Academies is a national award winning network of public schools, launching a new outdoor learning program and community kitchen.

We are looking for a Community Chef to prepare meals, in a part-time capacity, focused on one to two meals, per month, for large community gatherings, that include a delicious soup, salad, bread, beverage, and desert.

KA is launching a Soup Stage Innovation Lab, as a platform for community members to submit ideas to help improve their community. This new project is being performed in partnership with Belmont University, Enactus, and will serve as a national pilot program.

Learn more at http://www.soupstage.org.

Apply for a National Scholarship (Youth through Adult)

Empower the Journey
We cross the finish line, together.

See the introduction video.
https://youtu.be/ErqlJaqIa6s

Who can apply for Empower the Journey, National Scholarships?

Anyone.

Scholarship recipients will also receive ongoing support from a National Changeleader, as recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson and Ashoka USA.

If you would like to receive detailed feedback, prior to sending in your final scholarship application, all interested applicants are welcome to share their proposal and ideas on the SoupStage, which meets every month at Knowledge Academies. Click here for more information.

The "SoupStage, Innovation Lab" empowers communities, through crowdfunding, by combining the experience of a family dinner, with creative proposals, from community members, of any age. The "SoupStage" meets once per month, and is a joint project of Flint Soup and the KA Connect Center.