ASPIRA of Illinois


The ASPIRA Charter School Network was established by ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois, a 40-plus year old non-profit committed to the self-determination of Latino and underserved youth through education, leadership development, and cultural awareness. The ASPIRA Charter School Network’s mission is to develop life-long learners who are prepared for leadership and success. ASPIRA focuses on providing a rigorous college-prep curriculum for inner-city, Puerto Rican, Latino, and other educationally underserved youth in their middle school, two high schools, and options high school in preparation for the transition to college and beyond.

Demographics for Chicago Schools in Network

  • Black 3%
  • Hispanic 93%
  • White 2%
  • Other 2%
  • Low Income 95%
  • Special Education 21%
  • Limited English 30%