Along with organizations like Teach for America and City Year, we are fueling a movement to channel the talents and energy of recent college graduates to help solve complex problems. We partner with schools to provide teachers with access to trained human capital that can be deployed quickly, cheaply, and effectively – in the process re-imagining how classrooms can help students achieve their potential. With thousands of graduates looking to effectively serve their communities and school districts looking for cost-effective ways to prepare students for the rigors of college, Blue Engine provides a way forward.
BETAs are not lead teachers. Instead, they work alongside experienced teachers to help small groups of students make dramatic progress in their coursework.
Teams of 3-4 BETAs work collaborate with teachers and each other to increase academic rigor and accelerate achievement.
BETAs commit to one-year terms of service. After one year, they may reapply to participate for a second year.
High school is not too late. High schools represent the last “closed systems” prior to postsecondary enrollment where educators have the chance to prepare students for postsecondary education with the right set of supports across four years.
Every student in the grade receives support from BETAs—not just high performers, struggling students, or those opt in. Our instructional model has been designed to accelerate the academic achievement of all types of learners simultaneously.
Check out the charts published by Idealist.org to see how Blue Engine compares to other school-based service and teaching programs in the U.S.