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CHICAGO – Chicago’s charter public schools are now enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year with opportunities for seats in grades K-12. Charter schools are independent public schools that are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements. There are 137 charter public schools in Chicago, and more[…]
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The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is dedicated to supporting the development of high-quality charter schools. The NCSRC provides technical assistance to charter sector stakeholders and has a comprehensive collection of online resources addressing the challenges charter schools face. The National Charter School Resource Center hosts reports, webinars, and newsletters focusing on various topics.[…]
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kyra
My name is Kyra. When I was in the 8th grade, I dreamt of going to North Side College Prep. I submitted my application there and to all of Chicago’s selective enrollment schools. Unfortunately, I did not get into any of them. I worked hard in elementary school, and I felt like I let my[…]
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Epic Intensives
EPIC Academy High School serves the South Chicago community by offering a college-prep curriculum to nearly 500 students, grounded on a student-centered, project-based approach. Every semester, EPIC Academy partners with corporations and professionals in Chicago to increase student motivation and academic habits through the EPIC Intensives program.  EPIC Intensives broaden students’ perceptions of what is[…]
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My name is Tanika Meeks, and I am the proud mom of Tyler, a third grade student at Catalyst Maria Charter School. Before beginning school, Tyler was in early intervention and received services to help him fully recover from a stroke at age 2. After completing the early intervention program, Tyler attended his first public[…]
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Middle Students in Class at CICS Avalon
Photo: Middle Students in Class at CICS Avalon The Illinois Network of Charter Schools congratulates the 16 charter public schools that were recognized by the district for receiving the highest school rating on SQRP, Chicago Public Schools’ new common accountability system. INCS applauds each school for their dedication to ensuring that all students are receiving[…]
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