Valor Collegiate Academies is a thriving charter school network in Nashville, where it’s as important to learn about algebra as it is to learn about empathy. Valor’s schools are some of the best in the state of Tennessee, consistently scoring at the top in both achievement and growth. Their Compass model goes beyond academics to develop students in mind, heart, body, and spirit, ensuring that all members of the community (young and adult) are engaging in deep, holistic, and adaptive development work.
Early in their development, Valor Collegiate Academies partnered with Transcend to engage in community-based R&D focused on how best to fuel comprehensive human development. This is a story of their collaboration and what the two organizations have explored and learned together.
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