Same Students.
Same Teachers.
Better Results.

An educational model 100% committed to building something extraordinary.

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The number of students who have benefited from BARR
The BARR model has been proven to create statistically significant impacts in 19 areas of academic performance and outcomes for students, teachers, and schools.
On average, large urban schools see a 40% reduction in failure rate after one year of BARR.

Who We Are

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We are a strengths-based educational model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students through the power of data and relationships.

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What We Do


BARR is a transformative model that ensures each and every student succeeds by prioritizing relationship-building.

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Real Results


We say we’ve never failed, and we mean it. We have a 100% success rate with improving student outcomes, in schools of all shapes and sizes.

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BARR gives educators the tools to work together to better understand and build on students’ strengths, proactively address the non-academic reasons why they may fall behind in school and identify what they need to thrive within and outside the classroom.

The BARR model reflects the conviction that all students can excel regardless of race, zip code, or family income when they are provided with the right supports.

Making sure that each and every student across the state, and country reaches their highest potential is our Due North. Things that seemed impossible a year ago are not. Equity demands that we prioritize relationships to nurture a unified and personalized culture of support and success for every student.

In education, unfortunately there is a lot of emphasis on deficits. We’re always trying to figure out how to help students with their deficits. The BARR model flips that on its head. It asks, what are students good at and how can we connect with them?


National Public Radio visits St. Louis Park High School and digs in on the BARR model’s outcomes in schools across the country.

South High School Prioritizes Student Success with BARR

BARR Center (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) is excited to announce South High School as the first BARR school in the state of …

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Angela Jerabek Discusses Leveraging Voice on Influential She Podcast

BARR’s (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) Founder and Executive Director Angela Jerabek recently joined Influential She Podcast Hosts Melody Schopp and Deb Soholt …

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Welcoming Students to the 2021-22 School Year

Educators in Minnesota, and across the country, are getting ready to welcome students back into the classroom for the 2021-22 school year. …

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BARR Team Presents at National Summit About Supporting School Communities

We are hearing “back to school” all around us, but national education leaders recently sat down to talk about what that actually …

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Improving Mental Health and Academic Interventions at Johnson Central High School

Administrators throughout the state recently gathered at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators Conference to connect, collaborate and strategize as they prepare …

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