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Anyone. Any school. Anywhere.

If you’re doing right by kids, we want to work with you. We are committed to helping every student in our schools one day graduate from college and go on to be successful personally and professionally. But that is not our only goal. We also want to help students who will never set foot inside our doors. We do that by supporting educators beyond AF.

We are a completely “open source” organization: we make all of our curricula and other materials available for free online. We also partner with other charter networks across the country through the Charter Network Accelerator to help them grow with quality, and we support district and charter schools looking to implement our open source curriculum through Navigator.

We are working to create connections within education  to ensure quality resources, data-driven practices, and promising ideas for educating students are available to all.

And we’re learning, too—you can find members of the AF team scouring the country for bright spots in reading, socio-emotional learning, digital learning and everything in between.


Our Resources

We believe in sharing and learning from others. We created an open source web portal to share the resources found in our schools because we want to help all students, even those who will never walk through our doors.

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Meet AF Accelerate’s Leader

Paige Maclean's headshotPaige MacLean is the Executive Director of AF Accelerate. She is responsible for developing and implementing AF’s “open source” strategy to share the network’s tools, practices, and lessons learned with both traditional districts and charter schools. This work includes: the Charter Network Accelerator, which supports charter networks in building foundations for academic excellence and growth; Navigator, which provides implementation support to schools and networks who adopt AF’s academic programs; and AF’s open source website, which offers access to all of AF’s curriculum and many other resources.


Prior to joining Achievement First in 2010, Ms. MacLean was a Senior Manager at Wellspring Consulting, a nonprofit strategy consulting firm, and a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Ms. MacLean is the chair of the board of All Our Kin, an organization that trains and supports high-quality, sustainable, family childcare programs. After graduating from Princeton University with an A.B. in Public Policy and a certificate in Afro-American Studies, Ms. MacLean was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the former East Germany. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management.

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Are you ready to partner? Reach out to our team to learn more about sharing and learning with us.

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