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Illinois Network of Charter Schools

  • Illinois Network of Charter Schools
  • 205 W Randolph St #1340
  • Chicago, IL 60606
  • (312) 629-2063
  • Allison Jack
  • Director of Development & Capacity
  • (312) 629-2063

Program Description

Charter schools are unique public schools that have the freedom to be more innovative while being held accountable for advancing student achievement. Because they are public schools, they are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements.

Charter schools empower parents to choose a public school with a mission-driven curriculum and a strong school culture that best fits their student. Because of their flexibility, charter schools allow teachers to be leaders in their school and grant them the freedom to be innovative in their classroom to tailor instruction to the needs of their students.

Charter schools are raising the bar on student achievement for schools across Illinois by improving test scores, graduating more students from high school, and increasing college acceptance and persistence rates for all Illinois students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 37%
  • African American: 56%

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 70%