Aspire selected Memphis as its first city outside of California due to its strong local assets, robust education reform environment, and support of College for Certain schools.

Through partnership with the Achievement School District (ASD) and Shelby County Schools, Aspire will open and operate high-performing public charter schools using the same recipe for student success it has used for sixteen years in California – small schools, strong culture, and talented teachers.

Ever since our founding in 1998, Aspire Public Schools has continued to strive for excellence in order to expand the amount of students from underserved areas who graduate from high school prepared and fully ready to succeed in college. There are currently three Memphis based Aspire schools with the ultimate goal to grow to serve over 5000 students in the future.

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