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Chicago Sun-Times: Why I chose a charter school

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Catalyst Chicago: Charter Schools Stress College-Going Support

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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 145
  • # of students: 64,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students


  • Youth Connection Charter School

  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

In the News

  1. Changing the Narrative One Tie at a Time

    On Wednesday, September 21, young men from LEARN 8 Middle School participated in the Tied to Greatness ceremony. Men of color ...

  2. Stephanie Arias and Cesar Dominguez Announced 2017 Surge Fellows

    The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Stephanie Arias and Cesar Dominguez on their acceptance into the 2017 ...

  3. College-Bound Students Inspire Community at 87th Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade

    Representative Christian Mitchell with several college-bound Chicago youth, minutes before the parade began Every summer, ...

  4. ASPIRA Students Push the Limits of STEM and Inspire Girl Power in ComEd’s Icebox Derby

    Turn a recycled refrigerator into a racecar? That is the mission set forth by ComEd’s Icebox Derby, a four-week summer program that ...

  5. Governor Rauner Signs House Bill 5918 to Support High-Quality Charter Schools

    The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is thrilled to report that Governor Bruce Rauner has signed HB5918 into law. This ...