About Get Schooled

Check out our latest report on the career aspirations of today's youth:
Big Dreams, Bright Futures: A Snapshot of American High School Students' Career Aspirations

Get Schooled is a national non-profit founded on the belief that students themselves have the power to improve their future if given the right information and motivation. We leverage the key influences in teens’ lives to directly motivate them to stay committed to graduating from high school and going on to college.  Since our founding in mid-2010, we have reached millions and engaged hundreds of thousands – motivating and delivering a unique mix of entertainment and value to teens across the nation.

Beginning in mid – September, Get Schooled will have several initiatives that will reinforce key messages and encourage improved attendance. Any student in the country can sign up or participate in these activities:

  • Get Schooled Calculator – Wonder if you absences are adding up? We have a calculator that can tell you if you’re missing too many days.
  • Get Schooled Breakfast Club – Students can sign up to receive daily inspirational messages and inside tips from Get Schooled celebrity ambassadors and more.
  • Get Schooled Perfect Attendance Prize Packs – If you check in on Get Schooled at your school every day for a month, students will be in the running to win a Get Schooled prize pack. We are also exploring the feasibility of offering the school with the most ‘full month check ins” could win a lunch for those students on us.
  • Get Schooled Perfect Attendance – Check in every school day for the whole school year and a luck student could be celebrating the end of the year in Times Square with us!

Get Schooled Tools And Reports To Explore:

  • Homework Help Desk: We have resources to help your 7-12 graders with their challenging homework in math, science, English
  • Report - Skipping To Nowhere: Students Share Their Views About Missing School
  • Report - The Importance Of Being In School: A Report On Absenteeism In The Nation's Public Schools
  • Report - How Is Technology Addressing The College Access Challenge? A Review Of The Landscape, Opportunities And Gaps: Find some of the best digital tools and resources to support your students

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September 28, 2015

To ensure more young people have access to the information they need to go to college, today the Get Schooled Foundation announced the expansion of the College Text Hotline for the 2015-16 school year during a panel at the 20th Anniversary National College Access Network (NCAN) Conference.

Source: Get Schooled Foundation
May 1, 2015

Sacramento High School students earn a surprise celebrity principal for the day and a $2,000 grant to recognize their commitment to high school graduation and college success.

Source: Get Schooled Foundation
March 10, 2015

Nickelodeon has partnered with Get Schooled, a national non-profit co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom, to award one skilled and innovative animator with a $25,000 scholarship by creating an original animated short.

Source: https://getschooled.com
March 10, 2015

Chance the Rapper and Ludacris joined non-profit Get Schooled, Comcast’s Internet Essentials, and city and school leaders at Alcott College Prep on Tuesday afternoon to kick off the Get Schooled, Get Connected Spring Challenge, designed to help thousands of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students finish their school year strong and increase their preparation for college.

Source: https://getschooled.com
December 8, 2014

Former Chicago Bears player James "Big Cat" Williams surprises, awards laptops in classroom visits.

Source: Get Schooled
December 3, 2014

Partnership Allows Low-Income Teens More Access to College Information

Source: Unigo
June 10, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, recording artist and Detroit native, Big Sean will return to his hometown to act as “Principal for the Day” at Bates Academy (Bates), an Excellent Schools Detroit “Recommended School.”

Source: Get Schooled
February 5, 2014

Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Get Schooled, Viacom and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA, to discuss the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when planning for college.

Source: Get Schooled
August 30, 2013

After airlifting tacos to the remote Alaskan community in 2012, Taco Bell® returns on a new mission: reward teens for their hard work toward graduation

Source: Get Schooled Foundation
April 30, 2013

Get Schooled has focused on attendance as a critical metric in school and student performance because it is one of the best predictors of high school graduation rates and college readiness rates.

Source: Get Schooled