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Chicago Sun-Times: Why I chose a charter school

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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 148
  • # of students: 63,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students


  • Youth Connection Charter School

  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

In the News

  1. Chicago's Charter Public Schools Now Enrolling for 2015-2016 School Year

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s charter public schools are now enrolling students for the 2015-2016 school year with opportunities for seats in ...

  2. Charter School Resources

    The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) is dedicated to supporting the development of high-quality charter schools. The ...

  3. Student Perspective: College- A New Reality

    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 ...

  4. EPIC Intensives: Enriching Students through Collaboration

    EPIC Academy High School serves the South Chicago community by offering a college-prep curriculum to nearly 500 students, grounded on a ...

  5. Featured Parent Story: Tanika Meeks, Catalyst Charter School

    My name is Tanika Meeks, and I am the proud mom of Tyler, a third grade student at Catalyst Maria Charter School. Before beginning ...