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

At home. On the field. In life.

V7 National Scholarships focus on supporting youth and teens of great character.

Middle and high school students can apply. The purpose is to raise awareness about becoming NCAA qualified, for academic and athletic scholarships, beginning as early as middle school.

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.

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?


Apply for a National Scholarship (Youth through Adult)

Empower the Journey
We cross the finish line, together.

See the introduction video.

Who can apply for Empower the Journey, National Scholarships?


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.
Welcome to RT36 Nation!

We are developing the new way to learn any discipline, using sports, beginning with the disciplines of math and science.

Our curriculum is fully immersed in social media, and freely available to all.

If you like sports, you'll love learning through RT36 nation. Also learn about our open workouts that focus on athletics, skill development, wellness, and leadership, for all stages of your learning and life (youth through college).

How It Works...

1. Submit a short video or picture of yourself involved in any sport. Use this form to submit the link. If submitting a video, 60 seconds or less is preferred.

2. Every month, we select the top 10 submissions and create learning challenges, aligned to college admissions tests. Top submissions will be featured on Youtube, and promoted nationally.

3. It's that simple. We hope the videos inspire others to explore and pursue more learning, connected to the real world.