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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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WBEZ: North Lawndale high school to help pay out-of-pocket college costs

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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 143
  • # 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. Perspectives Interns Exhibit ADL Principles During INCS Internship

    Kyla and Kayla, juniors at Perspectives Charter School, recently participated in a ...

  2. Illinois Coalition Named Game Changer of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, ...

  3. INCS Statement on OIG Report

    On October 24, the Office of Inspector General released a report that finds 163 former CPS employees not eligible for rehire are ...

  4. INCS Statement on EMSA Approval

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata

  5. INCS Statement on Illinois Senate Passage of School Funding Bill

    Today, the Illinois Senate followed the House of Representatives by making history in reforming education funding in our state. The ...