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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools provides expert knowledge, coaching, resources, and connections to help school designers open excellentReady to go now?


      • Paving A New Path
        Guidebook for designing a charter school in Illinois
        Click here to download the PDF, or call 312.690.2712 to order a hard copy ($30).


      • Charter Design Webinars
        Webinars discussing the key steps of charter school design
        Click here to access the Designing a Charter School Webinar (2011). Additional webinars will be announced in “Events.”


      • Charter Starter Meet-ups
        Half day meetings around the state to discuss the fundamentals of starting a charter school 


      • Fast Forward
        Individualized support to complete high-quality charter school proposal (by application only)
        Start by completing the survey on this page to tell us about yourself. We’ll be in touch!


      • Start-up Funding
        Find charter school grants from other organizations, including ISBE’s Charter School Program start-up grant
        Click here for more information.