Transforming lives and communities, one charter public school at a time.

Who We Are

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools is dedicated to the improvement of public education by establishing high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities. As the voice of Illinois charter schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students.

About INCS

Empowering Families

Each charter public school is unique – both inside and out. Some may focus on college prep, some are STEM focused, and others integrate the arts into each subject. While the possibilities are endless, charter public schools aim to provide a range of options so that parents can choose the school that best fits their child’s needs.

Find a Charter School

Charter Schools Are:

  • Public
  • Tuition-free
  • Open to all
  • No testing requirements

Resources for Families

Understanding the education system in Illinois can be difficult. INCS has compiled resources to help you navigate the process.

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INCS offers a variety of membership services, including a jobs board, well-rated vendor resources, and opportunities for businesses to connect with charter schools.

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Take Action with INCS

The most effective way to create meaningful change for students is to make your voice heard. Get involved with INCS and raise your voice for charter schools and a better public education system for all students.

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INCS Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on engaging the charter school community in the legislative and political process, growing the coalition of charter school supporters and activists and educating Illinois public officials on the impact of charter public schools.

To learn more, you will be directed to a website operated by a 501(c)(4) entity called INCS Action.

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