About Us

An Achievable Dream (AAD) is a nationally recognized K–12 program dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Through unique public/private partnerships with Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) and Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBSPS), An Achievable Dream operates two elementary and one middle and high school. The public school systems provide instructional and support elements common to all city schools, including basic curriculum and staffing, student services, transportation, food service, and maintenance. An Achievable Dream, Inc., a 501(c)(3) raises funds for and operates additional components that contribute significantly to the programs’ effectiveness. The faculty and staff go beyond academics to provide students with a well-rounded education through the comprehensive SAME (social, academic and moral education) curriculum, state-of-the-art technology, and extensive extracurricular, experiential and cultural activities.

Without An Achievable Dream, many of our students would not have the opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life. The focus at all grade levels is that college and successful careers are achievable for everyone. Our graduates continue their education and have become, among other careers, lawyers, teachers, engineers, and naval officers.

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