The first Vertex Partnership Academies campus will open in the Bronx in 2022. Each scholar will be empowered to choose either: (1) the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program that prepares them to enroll and thrive in premier colleges and universities in the country or abroad; or (2) the International Baccalaureate Careers Program that prepares them to enter the labor market with professional skills and knowledge in a particular industry sector
The unique innovation of Vertex Partnership Academies is that each Academy will offer a guaranteed seat to all 8th-grade graduates from a cluster of 2-3 partner charter networks. The initial Vertex Partnership Academy, opening in 2022, will partner with Brilla College Prep and Public Prep.
Vertex Partnership Academies has received funding commitments from New Schools Venture Fund, Walton Family Foundation, Charina Endowment Fund, the William E. Simon Foundation, the Calder Foundation, Morgridge Family Foundation, and Charter School Growth Fund. Vertex Partnership Academies also received special recognition as a model of social enterprise.