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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. INCS Personnel Updates

      The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is pleased to announce Rich Haglund as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Stephanie Arias and Cesar Dominguez Join Surge Fellowship 2017 Cohort

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

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...