Achievement Now! Academy for Excellence



About Achievement Now! Academy for Excellence: 

Achievement Now! aims to provide a supportive and enriching environment for students to thrive in academically and socially. We provide a safe and supportive environment, with a focus on self-awareness and self-management embedded within our curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

About the Founder:

With over 16 years of dedicated service in the field of education, Erik A.Simpkins, school founder, has worn multiple hats as an adult education instructor, youth mentor, instructional coach, and school administrator. His passion for fostering equity and ensuring the success of the most at-risk students, reflects a commitment to overcoming educational disparities. Erik aspires to create “ The learning environment of the future”, tailored to empower students, mirroring his own journey, to not only succeed but to thrive.





More About Design to EdRupt

Opportunity 180’s Design to EdRupt fellowship looks to disrupt the current educational landscape by surfacing and supporting underrepresented PreK-12 future and current education leaders and helping to reimagine the future of learning. During the fellowship, individuals explore the idea of designing and launching a new learning environment, such as a school or program.

The fellowship exists in three stages: Explore, where fellows assess and explore their leadership readiness to design and launch a new school or program; Cultivate, where fellows pilot their ideas; and Prepare to Launch. Their programs and school concepts will ensure more kids have access to innovative, high quality learning environments, and ensuring every kid can graduate from high school college and career-ready, prepared to live the life they dream. Mike is one of our Cultivate Cohort I fellows. For more information, click here.