Let’s Put Rural Education on the Map

CEN is a growing network of high-performing rural school districts using their defining strengths to tackle their biggest challenges. We are empowering young people to build a future with more opportunity, prosperity, and impact. We are acutely aware that in rural settings, as the school goes, so goes the community.

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We’ve Got Grit

Students in CEN Network schools benefit from a resilient growth-oriented mindset that helps them succeed academically and in life, while making meaningful contributions to their community.

High Aspirations. Clear Expectations.

CEN promotes the P-20 Model for 21st Century School Transformation which focuses on heightened college and career aspirations through continuous educational attainment and industry-related certifications.  We believe a mindset of high aspirations and high expectations on those fronts leads naturally to lifetimes of happiness, productivity, and success.
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Rural Goes Plural

CEN has its roots in rural America (Roscoe, Texas).  We unequivocally believe that the health and wellbeing of the United States is dependent on a thriving rural America.  An exceptionally educated and highly skilled rural workforce is the surest path to that prosperity.
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In the Media

The documented successes among CEN Network schools are abundant. Take a look…

Roscoe ISD Finds Success with Early College Model in Rural Texas

Fourteenth Annual Bragging Rights

Understanding the Collegiate Model