Innovation in Education

The 7 Degrees Innovation in Education senior team is responsible for the founding and management of the Phoenix Academy in High Point. It was started as a non-public school in 1997 and converted to a public charter school in 2000 and is continually recognized as a top performing model for innovation in education.

The 7 Degrees Innovation in Education senior team is responsible for creating the groundbreaking methodology known as PBIS, or the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support program, now in over 1,000 public schools.

The 7 Degrees Innovation in Education senior team was the first charter school in North Carolina and the first school in Guilford County to adopt the CIRK program. They have always made prevention, safety and preparedness a top priority.

The next groundbreaking approach to Innovation in Education being developed by the team is the triple track diploma program: AP or University Track Diploma, a Career Diploma with full FAA certification and, in partnership with GTCC, a full Associates Degree upon graduation. The program is still in development and pending NC State Board of Education Approval.

This is the initial phase with plans to bring the same innovative program to other sectors to provide university and technical training to further prepare children for the global marketplace.

The 7 Degrees of Change Foundation has pledged annual support to maintain cutting edge technology and other assistance as needed to be on the cutting edge of innovative tools, processes and techniques to the Phoenix Academy and any other school it founds or operates.