Start a Charter

Spring Charter Startup Workshop
Saturday, May 20


Join parents, local organizations, and talented educators at the FREE Spring Charter Startup Workshop, a new opportunity from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.

At the free Spring Charter Startup Workshop, we will:

  • Share examples of innovative Illinois charter schools,
  • Help you clarify your vision and mission and identify desired outcomes for a potential charter school,
  • Walk you through the charter design and authorization process, and
  • Provide information on startup funding – including the $42 million federal charter startup grant administered by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Participants will receive a hard copy of Paving a New Path: A Guidebook for Illinois Charter Public School Development while supplies last.

You can make a difference!


Date and Time:

Saturday, May 20
9:30 AM – Noon (with optional school tour from 12 to12:30 PM)


Prairie Crossing Charter School (1531 Jones Point Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030)