Our Vision

  • Give students and parents another choice in education

  • Provide a safe and supportive classroom community

  • Maintain a 16:1 student-teacher ratio

  • Take a real-world approach to learning with hands-on experiences

  • Raise achievement in core subject areas through independent project-based learning

  • Teach the 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills:

    1. Critical Thinking

    2. Collaboration

    3. Community

    4. Creativity

High Marq Students…

  • Become active citizens and self-directed, empowered learners

  • Develop an active environmental literacy

  • Master the learning process and become lifelong learners

  • Manage time, resources, and responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally

  • Build positive attitudes and problem-solving abilities


Across the country, a growing number of educators are transforming student learning and the teaching profession in new ways through teacher-powered schools. The teacher teams in more than 120 teacher-powered schools across the country—including here at High Marq—have secured autonomy to design and run their schools and make decisions influencing school success and student learning. Learn more about the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative at www.teacherpowered.org.