Building the capacity of district leaders, school staff and families to partner in ways that lead to increased student achievement.
Our purpose is to significantly impact student achievement through increased family engagement.
High Expectations is an educational consulting firm whose purpose is to significantly impact student achievement through increased family engagement in the education process. Our purpose is to equip families and school staff with the skills and tools needed to ensure the academic success of every child. 
Academic Proficiency
School Transformation
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At High Expectations, we take education to the next level. Our core mission is to build the capacity of school staff and families to build trusting relationships that lead to strong academic partnerships.

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If you are looking to deepen your relationships with families, improve student outcomes, and build the confidence and capacity of your staff, we are ready to partner with you. Explore our diverse range of programs and embark on a path to success with us!
For Teams
Family Leadership
Reading at Home
Here’S what people have to say
I just wanted to thank High Expectations for that fantastic workshop yesterday for AUSD. They gave us such tangible ways to think about the simple, but important steps we can take to create more welcoming spaces for all of our families, students, and colleagues. I loved the presentation style— it was so relatable and affirming. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Cassie Ferguson
Teacher, Alameda Unified School District
The thing I am most excited about is I have a whole slough of folks who can stand next to me now and lead this school. They can come right alongside of me, either at home working with their children, on campus working with other children, or working directly with me in parent leadership. I know that many of our parent graduates can come and stand next to me and change the face of Roosevelt Elementary School. And that is so exciting!
Victoria Forrester
Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School, San Leandro Unified School District
High Expectations has been an excellent partner in this work. Because of their collaborative approach and teaching experience, teachers and Principals have come to trust High Expectations. At the beginning of the year, teachers were overwhelmed and leery of taking on “more work”. High Expectations helped teachers and Principals repurpose and tweak their existing practices to better align with research. This style of professional development resulted in school-wide shifts in the way family-teacher conferences were conducted at each site.
Shamar Edwards
Senior Director of Equity, African American and Multi- Ethnic Student Achievement, AUSD
In San Mateo-Foster City School District, I thought we had too much on our already full plates to focus on family engagement. After our first school team professional development, I realized that none of the other initiatives would be successful, if we were not working alongside families, specifically families that did not feel welcome in our schools. High Expectations is well respected and regarded by teachers because this organization affirms the hard work that they do every day AND encourages next steps to improve partnerships with families.
Heather Olsen
Superintendent, Pacifica School District
Reading At Home tool box
A strategy for engaging families in reading at home.
Our Reading At Home Tool Box increases the amount of time students spend reading during out of school hours and builds the capacity of families and staff to partner to increase reading outcomes.
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