High school graduation is one of the big milestones of life. Regardless of the destination, the transition is a major one. To ensure the transition is successful, schools must work to give their students the skills and knowledge they will need when they enter college or the 21st-century workplace.

At Atlantis Charter School in Fall River, Massachusetts, we are taking an innovative approach toward education to help ensure that happens. Working with a coalition of partners from higher education, business, and industry, we designed a high school curriculum that addresses the growing skills gap that exists in education today so that...

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  • About the Author:

    Michael Lauro serves as the associate executive director at the Atlantis Charter School in Fall River, Massachusetts. He is responsible for the management and oversight of teaching and learning, strategic planning of best practice educational school reform and school-improvement initiatives, the day-to-day operational reliability for all senior-level administration, and oversight of all accountability measures. Lauro also serves as a principal architect for the Atlantis High School and its High School Career Academy Program.